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Uluru Quick Facts:

  • Also referred to as Uluru
  • Sacred rock to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people
  • Features include springs, waterholes, and caves


Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation that appears out in the middle of no where in central Australia. This wonder is 208 miles ( 335 km) from the closest large town. Ayers Rock, also called Uluru, reaches a peak of 1,142 feet (348 km) and measures 5.8 miles (9.4 km) around. Ayers Rock features waterholes, springs, and rock caves. Although not relevant to natural characteristics, Uluru has historical significance because of ancient paintings found within the caves.

In addition to the geological features, another notable feature is the changing of colors as the sun light strikes the rock at different times throughout the day. It tends to glow red as the sun sets marking one of the best views.

Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is made of a type of sandstone that is characterized by feldspar and conglomerate. The rock is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people of the area.

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More will follow on the Ayers Rock as it is declared an official or notable wonder of Oceania.