Posted: November 29, 2018 13:25
Australia is without a doubt one of the most popular backpacking destinations in the world and is home to hundreds of iconic, unique and simply breath-taking attractions and views. Uluru is one of those places.
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation located in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It sits in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, and it situated within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A few helpful facts about Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park is an incredible 1, 325 square kilometres.
It’s 348 metres above the plain, and more than 860 metres above sea level – that’s higher than the Eiffel Tower or the Chrysler Building! It became a national park in 1950 and it took 35 years for the Anangu to become officially recognised as the park’s original and now official owners. There are more than 400 different types of plants, 21 mammals, 73 reptiles, 178 birds and 4 frogs within the park.
This sacred heritage spot is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. The rock art that can be found at Uluru is around 5, 000 years old and its symbolism is still used today in Anangu sand painting, wooden craft making, body painting and modern artworks.
Uluru and Kata Tjuta are the two main features of the national park. More than 250, 000 people visit the park a year, and come from all around the world to see Uluru and its living cultural landscape.
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