Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognisable natural landmarks. A massive monolith located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory, Uluru attracts thousands of visitors every year to stand in the shadows of its awe-inspiring size. And, as you might expect, those visitors have a lot of questions. Luckily for them (and for you), we have the answers! Here are a few of the most common Uluru questions we hear here at Ayers Rock Resort, as well as the information you need to satisfy your curiosity.
Before we go any further, it’s important to remember that during these times, the information provided here is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, we always recommend you contact us directly!
What is Uluru?
Uluru is the world’s largest monolith, or, more accurately, an ‘inselberg’ — an isolated mountain or hill rising from a plain in a hot and dry region. Made of arkose sandstone, Uluru rises 348 metres above the ground, reaches an incredible 6km below the ground, and has a circumference of 9.4 kilometres. At 348 meters tall, Uluru is higher than The Statue of Liberty (93m) and taller than Paris’ Eiffel Tower (324m) and only 33m lower than the Empire State Building (381m). To the Australian Aboriginal people, Uluru is sacred. Archaeological research shows that the Aboriginal people have lived in this area for over 30,000 years.
Why should I visit Uluru?
You haven’t experienced Australia until you’ve visited this sacred Aboriginal site in the spiritual heart of the country. To truly appreciate its magnitude and beauty, Uluru has to be experienced up close and personal. Like Yellowstone, Pompeii, and the Grand Canyon, photographs simply fail to fully capture the essence of the place. It is a remarkable destination — one of the great natural wonders — and provides visitors with an opportunity to connect to Aboriginal culture and experience the authentic Aussie outback.