A common misconception is that Ayers Rock is the largest rock formation in Australia. Not true. Situated in the Gascoyne region, Mount Augustus is the world’s largest monocline, or rock as we call them.
Mount Augustus is a spectacular sight; its sheer enormity is twice the size of Ayers Rock, rising 717 metres above the surrounding plains dominated by wattle, cassia and eremopnila. Formed 1750 million year ago, Mount Augustus is a truly magnificent landmark. The giant rock features culturally significant Aboriginal art etchings; each enlightening visitors of Aboriginal heritage.
It is located 450 kms east of Carnarvon, in the Gascoyne region. This region comprises of thousands of kilometres of untouched natural environment, stretching from the Indian Ocean to the outback.
Mount Augustus is so big it can be seen from the air 160km away!
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