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Sacred Mountains (Australia)

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The Stuart Highway, the road from Darwin to Adelaide

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The Stuart Highway, the road from Darwin to Adelaide

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Leaving the Stuart Highway, following the National 4 towards Uluru, it passes close to the ancient salt lakes area

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Leaving the Stuart Highway, following the National 4 towards Uluru, it passes close to the ancient salt lakes area

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Leaving the Stuart Highway, following the National 4 towards Uluru, it passes close to the ancient salt lakes area

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Leaving the Stuart Highway, following the National 4 towards Uluru, it passes close to the ancient salt lakes area

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Traveling on the National 4, on the horizon you see Mount Conner often mistaken as Uluru

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Traveling on the National 4, on the horizon you see Mount Conner often mistaken as Uluru

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Traveling on the National 4, on the horizon you see Mount Conner

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Traveling on the National 4, on the horizon you see Mount Conner

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Rest area

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Rest area

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Couples of Cackatoo on the tree along the National 4

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Couples of Cackatoo on the tree along the National 4

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Sunset on the desert

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Sunset on the desert

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The moon rises over the desert

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The moon rises over the desert

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The night in the desert, the starry sky illuminates the environment

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The night in the desert, the starry sky illuminates the environment

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In the desert, on the nights of the full moon, there is so much light that you can read a book

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In the desert, on the nights of the full moon, there is so much light that you can read a book

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The service station of Mont Ebenezer, the only one on the National 4 road

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The service station of Mont Ebenezer, the only one on the National 4 road

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Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. Uluru, the sacred mountain for the Aborigines

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Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. Uluru, the sacred mountain for the Aborigines

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Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. Kata Tjuta, (The Olgas) a place of sacred ceremonies for Aboriginal people

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Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. Kata Tjuta, (The Olgas) a place of sacred ceremonies for Aboriginal people

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Uluru, the sacred mountain for Aboriginal people

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Uluru, the sacred mountain for Aboriginal people

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Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru, the sacred mountain for Aboriginal people

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Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru, the sacred mountain for Aboriginal people

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There is a path along the perimeter of the monolith but some places are forbidden to tourists and forbidden to make a photo

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There is a path along the perimeter of the monolith but some places are forbidden to tourists and forbidden to make a photo

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There is a path along the perimeter of the monolith but some places are forbidden to tourists and forbidden to make a photo

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There is a path along the perimeter of the monolith but some places are forbidden to tourists and forbidden to make a photo

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The high vertical walls of sandstone and feldspar, depending on time of day take on different colors ranging from brown to red

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The high vertical walls of sandstone and feldspar, depending on time of day take on different colors ranging from brown to red

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The high vertical walls of sandstone and feldspar, depending on time of day take on different colors ranging from brown to red

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The high vertical walls of sandstone and feldspar, depending on time of day take on different colors ranging from brown to red

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At the base of monolithe, there are several caves used by Aborigines as shelter, kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites

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At the base of monolithe, there are several caves used by Aborigines as shelter, kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites

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At the base of monolithe, there are caves used by Aborigines in different ways such as kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites

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At the base of monolithe, there are caves used by Aborigines in different ways such as kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Erosions and mysterious caves appear on the walls of the monolith

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Erosions and mysterious caves appear on the walls of the monolith

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Erosions and mysterious caves appear on the walls of the monolith

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Erosions and mysterious caves appear on the walls of the monolith

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta N.P. A wave of stone at the base of the monolith of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta N.P. A wave of stone at the base of the monolith of Uluru

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There are several caves used by Aborigines in different ways such as shelter, kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites

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There are several caves used by Aborigines in different ways such as shelter, kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A moment of rest of a park guard near a cave

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A moment of rest of a park guard near a cave

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Small lakes of rainwater at the base of Mount Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Small lakes of rainwater at the base of Mount Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Small lakes of rainwater at the base of Mount Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Small lakes of rainwater at the base of Mount Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta N.P. Vegetation grew between the gorges of the monolith

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta N.P. Vegetation grew between the gorges of the monolith

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sunset on the sacred mountain of Uluru

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sunset on the sacred mountain of Uluru

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The Stuart Highway, the road from Darwin to Adelaide
The Stuart Highway, the road from Darwin to Adelaide
Leaving the Stuart Highway, following the National 4 towards Uluru, it passes close to the ancient salt lakes area
Leaving the Stuart Highway, following the National 4 towards Uluru, it passes close to the ancient salt lakes area
Leaving the Stuart Highway, following the National 4 towards Uluru, it passes close to the ancient salt lakes area
Leaving the Stuart Highway, following the National 4 towards Uluru, it passes close to the ancient salt lakes area
Traveling on the National 4, on the horizon you see Mount Conner often mistaken as Uluru
Traveling on the National 4, on the horizon you see Mount Conner often mistaken as Uluru
Traveling on the National 4, on the horizon you see Mount Conner
Traveling on the National 4, on the horizon you see Mount Conner
Rest area
Rest area
Couples of Cackatoo on the tree along the National 4
Couples of Cackatoo on the tree along the National 4
Sunset on the desert
Sunset on the desert
The moon rises over the desert
The moon rises over the desert
The night in the desert, the starry sky illuminates the environment
The night in the desert, the starry sky illuminates the environment
In the desert, on the nights of the full moon, there is so much light that you can read a book
In the desert, on the nights of the full moon, there is so much light that you can read a book
The service station of Mont Ebenezer, the only one on the National 4 road
The service station of Mont Ebenezer, the only one on the National 4 road
Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. Uluru, the sacred mountain for the Aborigines
Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. Uluru, the sacred mountain for the Aborigines
Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. Kata Tjuta, (The Olgas) a place of sacred ceremonies for Aboriginal people
Uluru-KataTjuta National Park. Kata Tjuta, (The Olgas) a place of sacred ceremonies for Aboriginal people
Uluru, the sacred mountain for Aboriginal people
Uluru, the sacred mountain for Aboriginal people
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru, the sacred mountain for Aboriginal people
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru, the sacred mountain for Aboriginal people
There is a path along the perimeter of the monolith but some places are forbidden to tourists and forbidden to make a photo
There is a path along the perimeter of the monolith but some places are forbidden to tourists and forbidden to make a photo
There is a path along the perimeter of the monolith but some places are forbidden to tourists and forbidden to make a photo
There is a path along the perimeter of the monolith but some places are forbidden to tourists and forbidden to make a photo
The high vertical walls of sandstone and feldspar, depending on time of day take on different colors ranging from brown to red
The high vertical walls of sandstone and feldspar, depending on time of day take on different colors ranging from brown to red
The high vertical walls of sandstone and feldspar, depending on time of day take on different colors ranging from brown to red
The high vertical walls of sandstone and feldspar, depending on time of day take on different colors ranging from brown to red
At the base of monolithe, there are several caves used by Aborigines as shelter, kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites
At the base of monolithe, there are several caves used by Aborigines as shelter, kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites
At the base of monolithe, there are caves used by Aborigines in different ways such as kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites
At the base of monolithe, there are caves used by Aborigines in different ways such as kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The high vertical walls of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Erosions and mysterious caves appear on the walls of the monolith
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Erosions and mysterious caves appear on the walls of the monolith
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Erosions and mysterious caves appear on the walls of the monolith
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Erosions and mysterious caves appear on the walls of the monolith
Uluru-Kata Tjuta N.P. A wave of stone at the base of the monolith of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta N.P. A wave of stone at the base of the monolith of Uluru
There are several caves used by Aborigines in different ways such as shelter, kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites
There are several caves used by Aborigines in different ways such as shelter, kitchen or to celebrate sacred rites
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A moment of rest of a park guard near a cave
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A moment of rest of a park guard near a cave
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Small lakes of rainwater at the base of Mount Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Small lakes of rainwater at the base of Mount Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Small lakes of rainwater at the base of Mount Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Small lakes of rainwater at the base of Mount Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta N.P. Vegetation grew between the gorges of the monolith
Uluru-Kata Tjuta N.P. Vegetation grew between the gorges of the monolith
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sunset on the sacred mountain of Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Sunset on the sacred mountain of Uluru

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By: Carlo Piccinelli

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Uluru and Kata Tjuta on Google Maps

At about 400 kilometers east of Alice Springs along the National 4, we arrive at one of the holiest places for Aboriginal people and one of the most visited places in the world, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Surrounded by the Australian desert, the sacred mountain of Uluru is not a monolith rock but sandstone rocks and sediments composed of feldspars and iron ore which oxidizes. Since 1985, the Australian government has returned the area to the local Aboriginal communities that currently hold the property. 350 m high with a circumference of about 9 km, this mountain has steep walls and smooth. For the respect of Aboriginal traditions, it is forbidden to climb on the massif. A 17 km from Uluru there are the mountains of Kata Tjuta, other sacred place to the Aborigines. The sunrises and sunsets seen in the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park are one of the unforgettable panorama of a journey in Australia

Useful links for more informations:

www.parksaustralia.gov.au
www.environment.gov.au
www.australia.com
www.australia.gov.au
www.australiasoutback.com
www.nt.gov.au
www.travelnt.com
www.tourismnt.com.au

Airlines that reach Darwin or Melbourne, starting from the major capitals of the world: 

Cathay Pacific, www.cathaypacific.com

Emirates: www.emirates.com 

Quantas: www.quantas.com.au

Singapore Airline, www.singaporeair.com 

Thai Airways: www.thaiairways.com