By Emma Roach
Did you know that Uluru but better known as Ayers Rock was named by William Gosse in 1873 after Sir Henry Ayers. Uluru is the Aboriginal and official name.
Uluru was created over 600 million years ago buy the aboriginals have been in the area for the last 10,000 years. Uluru stands 348m above ground and 2.5kms of its bulk is underground. It originally sat at the bottom of the sea.
Uluru is about 3.6kms long and 1.9kms wide, with a circumference of 9.4kms. The climb to the top is 1.6kms. The surface is made up of valleys, ridges, caves and weird shapes that were created through erosion over millions of years.
What is Uluru
In modern scientific terms, Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation in the Northern territory of central Australia (NT). The Uluru is just the outward protrusion of a larger underground structure. This unusual visible section is some 350 metres high and 8 km around, a truly impressive natural wonder.
There is almost no vegetation on the rock which is covered with rain grooves along its sides as well as caves, pools, etc.
Uluru lies west of the Simpson Desert, not far from the center of Australia, about 335kms southwest of Alice Springs and 463kms by road. Uluru is located in the southwestern corner of Australia’s Northern Territory. The closes town to Uluru is Yulara. Yulara is 20kms from Uluru.
Uluru is a big touist actraction. Every year there is more than 300 thousand touist actraction