Welcome to Uluru
The first sight of Uluru on the horizon will astound even the most jaded traveller. Uluru is 3.6km long and rises a towering 348m from the surrounding red desert. If that's not impressive enough, it's believed that two-thirds of the rock lies beneath the earth. Closer inspection reveals a wondrous contoured surface concealing numerous sacred sites of particular significance to the Anangu, the traditional custodians of the land. If your first sight of Uluru is during the afternoon, it appears as an ochre-brown colour, scored and pitted by dark shadows. As the sun sets, it illuminates the rock in burnished orange, then a series of deeper reds before it fades into charcoal. The performance in reverse can be witnessed at dawn.