Uluru/Ayers Rock in Northern Territory

Ayers Rock
View of Uluru/Ayers Rock from a helicopter in Australia
Photo by: Corey Leopold, Creative Commons

Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is a huge rock formation made up of sandstone and is located in the southern part of Northern Territory in central Australia. Uluru is said to be a sacred place for the Aboriginals living in Australia. The rocky formation mountain has many water holes, caves, natural springs and old historic paintings. The site is a part of UNESCO and is listed in the World Heritage Site.

The word Uluru has no meaning. It was in 1873 when the new name was given to Uluru and became known as Ayers Rock. This name was given to the rock as an honor to the Chief Secretary, Sir Henry Ayers. During 1993, a new policy was created in which both the names were made official, making both the Aboriginals and the Australians happy.

The Ayers Rock is said to be the greatest monolith at 9 km in circumference and has a height of 348 m. It is very interesting to know that more than two-thirds of the rock is within the ground. The sun can shift and change the colors of Ayers Rock. The colors range from red to blue, pink, brown and silver during the rain. It can be exciting walking up the rock and all you have to do is just keep following the marked lines.

53 responses to “Uluru/Ayers Rock in Northern Territory”

  1. jayleih says:

    ummm… well im 12 and i have been to all the states and territories in australia. uluru was 1 of my favourite holidays.i also hav been overseas 10 times!
    peace love and happiness out to all!
    Jaylieh xox

  2. Toto says:

    cool so u love it

  3. spencer says:

    this is a dumb website

  4. spencer says:


  5. Libby says:

    Why does this website not mention about the Anangu people not wanting tourists to climb the rock? It is pretty significant to the topic..

  6. emma says:

    this rock is waaack!!!! what up?!!!
    lolz ex oh ex.

  7. Razza says:

    it is cool

  8. Julien says:

    I’ve wanted to go there my whole life

  9. william says:

    asum i wont to go

  10. william says:

    sick man sick

  11. Emily says:

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  14. arya says:

    this website helped me with my homework.

  15. arya says:

    i hate this what was it called again

  16. jared!!!! says:

    lol dude its awsome i wanna go there and if i could id take my bestie harrison !!!!!

  17. jared!!!! says:

    i love …….

  18. katie says:

    this is a gr8 site it helps me sooooo much on this assighnment i have for science about rocks how boring huh!!!

  19. monine says:

    i wanna go there to

  20. elsie says:

    i smell bad and i have no friends

  21. Imogen says:

    Worst website ever!!!!! It dosen’t even tell u how big Uluru is……. i honestly do not how u guys good marks from this website…..

  22. bob says:

    this website is mad i wanna go to uluru

  23. james says:

    it help a lot with my home work thanks

  24. bront (: says:

    People that are saying it sucks are lieing coz i live in Australia and your telling bull shit so just shut up

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    hi! this website totaly givs a lot of info but it wont help me on mi speach 2moro wich kinda sux coz i’v ben up all nite and hav 2 go 2 skool in about 6 hours and i still hav nothin 2 rite sooo thx anywayz but i’ll just hav 2 say the dog ate mi home work! 🙂

  28. grrr! says:

    🙁 🙁 🙁 by the way, i’m goin by australia time so the date that was said on mi last post is WRONG!!! (even though i sound bitchy! australian people r realy good folk)

  29. Brian says:

    Wow this information really helped . Thanks alot

  30. looool, this so funny…but i dont actually luv this site, i just use it to help me wiv my hwk……..gotta learn about whether or not uluru shud be called ayers rock!!!!
    anywayz…..kl kl

  31. Debra Ayers says:

    I’m 19 and ws looking up stuff bout my heritage I’m german, jewish, brittish and irish lol anyways i was looking up heritage on my lst nme which is Ayers lol and this kept poping up so i had to check it out

  32. marrely says:

    this awesome

  33. maddy says:

    this website failed

  34. drake says:

    wow this is sad

  35. mary1547 says:

    thank you really help me with my homework my teacher was proud of this website Rocks!!! i love famous wonders!!!

  36. Emily says:

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  40. jane says:

    this is awsome it helped me with my homework

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  42. sarah says:

    my class sucks but this websiter is cool though

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  44. stephahaha says:

    been there, done that YAYAYAYAYAYAY

  45. Jada says:

    thank you so much this really helped me with my homework 🙂

  46. dddddd says:

    i am doing my home work’

  47. heyy says:

    Forgot to mention how aboriginals dont appreciate the public cllimbing it. It’s a sacred place. Saying uluru has no meaning is like saying that rain has no meaning. Whoever wrote this doesn’t live in Australia, and is obviously pretty ignorant of other cultures.

  48. hiba says:

    we are learning about australia in school i went to that website and i LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Rereeee says:

    Man I went here with my date and we hated it.

  50. maryooma says:

    sooooo helpful 🙂 thanx

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