"General Information Part II" Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) Favorite Tip by RedEaredPanda

  Infront of Uluru in Australia
by RedEaredPanda

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Location of Uluru or Ayer's Rock is about 335 km (450 road km) South West of Alice Springs.

The park itself is 1325 square km which is pretty huge and it includes the Olgas as well as the Ayer's Rock.

Uluru is 348 meters above the plain and 863 meters above sea level. Our tour guide told us what you see of the Ayer's Rock is actually 20% of the rock, the remaining is under the ground which is pretty amazing.. The rock's circumference is about 10 km.

There are 25 fauna species of mammals, 74 reptiles (thorny devil being my personal favorite), 178 birds and 4 frogs in the park.

The temperature can go up to 45 degrees Celsius (113 F) during summer and can drop down to -5 degrees Celsius (23 F) on winter nights.. The average rainfall the park sees each year is about 308 millimeters which is not very much at all be it a desert :) In the heat of the summer days, everyone should protect against the sun UV rays as it is pretty extreme on most days so don't forget to bring your UV BLOCK....

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  • Written Sep 28, 2005
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