Uluru is the best known rock in Australia. But did you know it isn’t the biggest? In fact, just the visible part of Mt Augustus is over twice its size!
Mt Augustus Tourist Park is a great place to base yourself while you explore Mt Augustus National Park. We hiked the 12km return trail to the summit of Mt Augustus, which is said to be the largest rock in the world.
Mt Augustus Tourist park is located approximately 852km north of Perth in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.
There are various accommodation options including powered and unpowered sites with green grass, dorm rooms and self contained rooms.
Enjoy a drink and a meal at the restaurant, or purchase some basic essential items from the shop. Fuel is also available here.
You can also check out aboriginal rock engravings (up until now we had only seen aboriginal rock paintings) and take a swim at cattle pool.
Fun facts according to Geoscience Australia:
-You are looking at a mountain 8 km long, 858 metres above the surrounding plain and 1105 metres above sea level.
-Sitting on a granite bedrock that is 1650 million years old – what you can see is a sandstone and conglomerate structure.
– It’s the world’s largest monocline
– With the Indigenous name, Burringurah.
Access is via gravel roads, but CAMPS Ambassadors, Adams Family Travels say it is definitely worth the drive out here. Thanks guys for your spectacular images and update.
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