"My walk around Uluru (Ayers Rock)" Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) by penpoison

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First Impression

When you see the rock from the distance, you think that it's only a rock but as you look at the landscape, there aren't a lot of treeless large rocks much less large rocks. It took about 3 hours to walk around the rock.

Geological Formation

The rock was formed by the buckling of the earth. It is like a folding of many layers (strata). Geologists theorize that the strata goes deep into the earth but I did notice some granite rock, which for the non-geology people is a volcanic rock which is pretty hard to erode and tends to be dense.


The aborigines consider the rock as being sacred and there were notices in many locales to not take pictures out of respect for their culture. I did notice quite a bit of aboriginal art as well a cool white tree with no leaves just growing out of the side of the rock.

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  • Last visit to Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock): Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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