PHOTO: Rock My Soul Uluru is the pilgrimmage all Australian travellers should do Image by John Maddocks
PHOTO: The iconic monolith Uluru, or Ayers Rocks
PHOTO: The sheer 1,150 feet of giant red rock
PHOTO: Uluru (also known as Ayres Rock) is one of the world’s largest monoliths, rising almost 1,150 feet. It is the summit of a massive underground piece of sandstone about 600 million years old. It is believed that only the top 10% is actually visible. Even though the aborigines prefer that visitors not climb the rock, about 70% attempt it.
PHOTO: Uluru up close and personal image by John Maddocks
PHOTO: Rare greens, not to mention waterfall
PHOTO: Have a good rain and it looks beautiful
PHOTO: Ayers Rock in Uluru National Park. Photograph by Mark Laricchia/Corbis
Lightning flashes over Ayers Rock, a landmark red sandstone monolith that draws tourists to Australia's center. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park houses the rock, called Uluru by Aborigines, the continent's original inhabitants.
PHOTO: Uluru Cultural Centre is a must see at the Rock
PHOTO: Uluru (also known as Ayres Rock) is one of the world’s largest monoliths, with "KUNIYA" and CIRCUIT" WALK.
PHOTO: Surfer, Photograph by Ben Moon/Aurora Photosp
Australian longboarder Belinda Baggs ducks under a wave while surfing in Queensland. Australia’s Gold Coast is a surfing paradise where grommets (Aussie slang for surfers) hang ten in the waves that flow into famous surfing beaches like the Spit, Surfers Paradise, and Mermaid Beach.
PHOTO: Boab Trees, Kimberley. Photograph by Theo Allofs/Corbis
The remote Kimberley region in Western Australia features dramatic landscapes filled with river gorges and sandstone formations that were featured in the 2008 film Australia. The Kimberley is also home to the massive boab tree, close relative of the African baobabs.
PHOTO: The Rock is arkose, a course-grained sandstone rich in feldspar at least 2.5 km thick. Uplifting and folding between 400-300 mya turned the sedimentary layers nearly 90 degrees to their present position. The surface has then been eroded.
- Asiaone News, Sat, Jan 16, 2010