Uluru (Ayers Rock) dominates the landscape. It is HUGE, the world’s largest monolith rising 318 metres above ground with a circumference of 8kms. Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) are in world listed Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park.
Uluru Kata Tjuta Culture Centre and interpretive signage in the park gives visitors greater understanding of Aboriginal culture.
A charge of $25 per person applies to the park.
Uluru was visited by Aboriginal people seasonally and for traditional ceremonies. Uluru is the domain of the Pitjantjatjara people. It is significant to the Yunkunytjatjara, Mututjara and Ngaanyatjarra people.
Explorer Ernest Giles was the first European to see Ayers Rock in 1872. He named the Olgas. A year later fellow explorer William Gosse arrived. He named the rock Ayers Rock after Henry Ayers, Governor of South Australia. Gosse was the first European to climb it.
A modern tourist village has been built at Yulara, a few kms from the rock.