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Uluru Waterfalls

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 in Nature | 8 comments

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It lies 335 km south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km by road. Kata Tjuta and Uluru are the two major features of the Ulu?u-Kata Tju?a National Park. These amazing captures of waterfalls found in Uluru or Ayers Rock at Uluru-Kata Tjura National Park sure add more fascination trekking this huge Sandstone rock formation in Australia.
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http://www.photoz.com.au/slides/Uluru%20Waterfalls.html

These domed rock formations are composed of conglomerate, a sedimentary rock consisting of cobbles and boulders of varying rock types including granite and basalt, cemented by a matrix of sandstone.

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 The crevasses are due to erosion, primarily by water. Although it is a dry region, the large area of these domes collects a lot of rainwater, which runs off in steep waterfalls during rain.

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8 Comments

  1. When I’ll visit Australia I will sure go there… I like those natural formations.. they are amazing

  2. I had no idea there were waterfalls here! Great post and photos, thanks for sharing.

    • Only in the wet season, I’m afraid. It gets so cold there overnight that I wouldn’t be too surprised to find pictures of raw snow falls on its face.

  3. Remember that there are no “springs” on top. All this ‘water” that falls comes from when it rains. No rain = no water falls.

  4. Cool pictures, thank you

  5. There are so many wondrous things to see on this earth. This is a definite item on my bucket list. Thank you for the beautiful pictures. A definite virtual escape from day.

  6. Thats awesome truly hope to visit there one day!

  7. Beatiful!