Ayers Rock (Uluru) is located 286 miles southwest of Alice Springs, within the vast Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The Australian
government handed the ownership of the land back to the aboriginals some years ago and the park is run by them.. Uluru is 1,150 feet high and measures nearly six miles around its base and is
sacred to the aborignals. They prefer that you don't climb it, but many people still do.