In the center of Australia, in the southern part of the Northern Territory is Uluru, an imposing sandstone inselberg discovered in 1873 by Westerners, rising up to 148 m in height. Famous for the beauty of its sunsets, some visitors also have the chance to witness a much rarer phenomenon, the waterfalls of Uluru.
Uluru, formerly known as Ayers rock, is one of Australia’s best-known sites. Many visitors come to admire the sunrise or the sunset, particularly bewitching by the flamboyant red color that the monolith takes on with the reflections of the sun. We understand then why this natural site is considered one of the emblems of the country .
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and emblem of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park , it is first and foremost a sacred place for the aboriginal peoples of the region who performed rituals and rock paintings of great importance there. cultural significance.
But what many visitors don’t know is that a much more awe-inspiring sight can be seen at Uluru. Indeed, when in summer the region experiences heavy rains , you can watch waterfalls flowing from the rock for a few short hours . We can then observe its orange-red nuances degrading towards a rare purple. It is estimated that only 1% of visitors would have had the chance to witness this magnificent phenomenon, and admire the many waterfalls lapping the famous rock.
It is a tourist place, but which remains essential, Uluru will offer you a spectacle that you will not be able to forget.