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Ayers Rock

The million-year old natural flat structure in the desert in central Australia is the result of a prehistoric earthquake. Resembling a big aircraft carrier in the middle of a red ocean, it’s a quarter-mile long and half a mile high.

Ayers Rock has been featured in many Aussie movies, along with its nearby town of Alice Springs. Before British settlers came to Australia in the 18th Century, the rock had religious significance for the native aboriginal tribes, and its original name is Uluru.

Visitors today enjoy exploring visiting the historic site, along with its many caves, waterholes and ancient “abo” wall paintings.

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