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Area (sq km): 7,686,850
Population: 20,434,176
Nationality: Australian
Local Name: Australia
Language: English
Time Zone: +8 - +10 GMT
Currency: 1 dollar =
100 cents
Capital: Canberra
Dialling Code: +61
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .au
Religion: Catholic,
Other Christian
Climate: Arid,
Government: Federal Parliamentary Democracy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not required
Banking: M-F 9.30-17.00
Major Airports: Adelaide(ADL),

Accommodation Australia

Together with Sydney Opera House, Ayers Rock is one of the most emblematic icons of Australia. Uluru is the Aboriginal name for this awesome sandstone rock formation. This monolith is situated in the Northern Territory about 335km south west of Alice Springs, so finding nearby accommodation Australia is recommended.

Uluru, Ayers Rock
Uluru, Ayers Rock

Uluru National Park

When travellers encounter Ayers Rock, they are astounded by its size, shape and unusual flat top. It rises approximately 348 metres above ground with a circumference of 9.4km. Apart from its waterholes and springs, Ayers Rock has some caves with ancient paintings, which can be seen during the walking tours lead by Anangu guides from your base of accommodation Australia. The Anangu guides tell some of the great legends of this mystical region and its Aboriginal people.

Colours of Ayers Rock

The changing colours of Ayers Rock are one of its most distinctive features. Depending on the time of the day and the season of the year, the keen photographer will be able to capture shades of brown or red, or perhaps grey or violet. An unforgettable sight, indeed!

Adding to all this beauty, visitors will experience an eerie kind of feeling around Ayers Rock, perhaps the explanation here lies in the fact that it is a sacred place for the local Aboriginal people. Therefore, visitors are expected to behave in a respectful manner.

Climbing Ayers Rock

Climbing Ayers Rock is not encouraged by the Aboriginal people and it is subject to various factors. For example, in January and February, climbing is only permitted very early in the morning as later on the heat might be intense. When it is rainy or windy, climbing is not permitted. As the climb is quite steep, it is advisable that only fit people should attempt it and use the rope placed for that purpose.

Explore Uluru

Whether you decide to climb this great monolith or not, a jaunt from your accommodation Australia to Uluru is highly recommended. Decide for yourself if it's the modern wonders of Australia, such as the iconic Sydney Opera House, or the magic of the mystical and ancient Ayers Rock that really defines this amazing country.

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