Hump Day Post: Uluru

Uluru used to be known as Ayers Rock and has now been gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock It’s a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It’s one of Australia‘s most recognisable natural landmarks. Uluru stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high, rising 863 m (2,831 ft) above sea level, with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi). I’ve walked around it and was sorry I started it half way through – only because I started the walk too late and then had no shade at all as the sun was directly overhead. Walking that distance in what ended up being in the middle of the day in 36 degrees heat was not a good idea. My tip would be, if you’re interested in walking around it – start early and I mean early!

It’s an awesome sight indeed and the photo in my blog banner was taken there last year when we visited. It has many moods and colours depending on the light of the day, although generally speaking it goes really red at sunrise and sunset. It’s a must site to see if you’re down under 🙂

Uluru / Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru / Ayers Rock in the distance

Uluru / Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia

Starting point for walking or climbing

Uluru / Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia

Walking around Uluru / Ayers Rock

Uluru / Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia

Walking around Uluru / Ayers Rock as you can see – no shade

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My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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