Instagram Pic of the Day – Uluru, Australia; Shingai Darangwa; IOL Travel

Australia – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

A stunning sandstone rock formation in central Australia.

This stunning, massive sandstone rock formation in central Australia is a site to behold. Its official name is Uluru, but it’s better known as Ayers Rock having been named so after Sir Henry Ayers (by William Gosse) in 1873 .

The official name, Uluru, was derived from the indigenous Australians, who have been in the area for the last 10 000 years.

Located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is believed to have been formed 600 million years ago.

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