In the centre of Australia lies a huge monolith know as Uluru (Ayers Rock). It is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia.
Uluru is a huge tourist attraction, and many people climb it. Uluru is sacred to the Aṉangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The local Aṉangu do not climb Uluru because of its great spiritual significance, and they request that visitors do not climb the rock.
The Aṉangu lead walking tours around the base of the rock, and visitors are free to explore most areas on their own. They request that visitors do not photograph certain sections of Uluru, for reasons related to traditional Tjukurpa beliefs. The areas prohibited from photography are well marked.
Walking around the huge rock I took heaps of photos.
I was pleased to find this one with the heart.
And...this was not taken in a prohibited area.
862.5 metres above sea level
348 metres (1141 feet) high
3.6 km (2.2 miles) long
1.9 km (1.2 miles) wide
9.4 km or 5.8 miles around the base (that's walking)
covers 3.33 km (1.29 square miles)
Uluru is primarily composed of coarse-grained arkose, a type of sandstone characterized by an abundance of feldspar.