5 things to know about Australia’s mystical Uluru

5 things to know about Australia’s mystical Uluru

Jaymi Heimbuch


 Uluru is an impressive geological sight and a sacred cultural site. (Photo: Maurizio De Mattei/Shutterstock.com)

The massive, rust-red rock rising from the dry ground in the middle of Australia is a sight that leaves most people in awe. Indeed, it’s such a unique structure that the Anangu tribe, an Aboriginal people of Australia, have considered it a sacred site for 10,000 years or more.

Uluru goes by two names. The common name is Ayers Rock, named after Sir Henry Ayers by William Gosse in 1873. However, the Aboriginal name for the rock, Uluru, is its official name. But no matter what you call it, it’s clear this vividly red monolith is a popular destination for travelers.

But for those who won’t be going to Australia any time soon, you can still explore the site thanks to Google. Here are five things you want to know about this special place — including how to virtually walk around the soaring tower of sedimentary rock…