Ayers rock - big red rock

We visited Uluru in July 2015 & the Anangu wish for tourists not to climb was stressed numerous times during each tour we took.. One of the practical reasons is that tourists are simply jerks. People climb, they take up their picnics & their children. It takes several hours to complete the climb. Obviously there are no sanitary fascilities at the top. People leave their trash, dirty diapers & bodily waste at the top of this sacred temple. When it rains, the. Trash & wastes flow down the sides & have thus polluted, beyond repair, one of the most important watering holes at the base of the rock which serves the people & animals of the area.
Which is why we can’t have nice things.

Flight times to the Rock from capital cities and even Alice Springs mean that you will miss out on seeing a sunrise or a sunset, spending quality time at Kata Tjuta, taking any more than a very short walk or spending time just soaking up the atmosphere.

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For wilderness and wildlife, the magnificent Blue Mountains is a must see for any visitor to Sydney. Today's full day tour to the region will give you a chance to see it for yourself. Visit Featherdale Wildlife Park where you may take a photo with one of the friendly Koala’s, feed the kangaroos, view the Fairy Penguins, and see the colorful Parrots, Cockatoos and Lorikeets. Walk through the reptile area, the native bird aviaries and see other unique Australian wildlife. Pass through quaint mountain villages, magnificent views over Megalong Valley and the unique smell of the Australian Bush. View the unique Three Sisters rock formation, and visit Scenic World where you will ride the vertical railway (the steepest in the world according to Guinness Book of Records), skyway or cableway into the deep canyon. Drive through picturesque Katoomba and the quaint village of Leura before descending the mountains. Return to the city in the late afternoon.

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 11 hours.

Uluru is dominantly composed of coarse-grained arkose (a type of sandstone characterized by an abundance of feldspar ) and some conglomerate . [6] [11] Average composition is 50% feldspar, 25–35% quartz and up to 25% rock fragments; most feldspar is K-feldspar with only minor plagioclase as subrounded grains and highly altered inclusions within K-feldspar. [6] The grains are typically 2–4 millimetres (– in) in diameter, and are angular to subangular; the finer sandstone is well sorted , with sorting decreasing with increasing grain size . [6] The rock fragments include subrounded basalt , invariably replaced to various degrees by chlorite and epidote . [6] The minerals present suggest derivation from a predominantly granite source, similar to the Musgrave Block exposed to the south. [10] When relatively fresh, the rock has a grey colour, but weathering of iron-bearing minerals by the process of oxidation gives the outer surface layer of rock a red-brown rusty colour. [6] Features related to deposition of the sediment include cross-bedding and ripples , analysis of which indicated deposition from broad shallow high energy fluvial channels and sheet flooding, typical of alluvial fans . [6] [10]

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