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Australia's Largest Monoliths

Mount Augustus, WA
Though Uluru is the largest "free-standing" monolith, Mount Augustus is the world's largest monolith. Located 320 km east of Carnarvon in Western Australia, it is 2.5 times larger than Uluru (Ayers Rock). One of the most spectacular solitary peaks in the world, standing at 1105 metres above sea level, its summit has a small peak on a plateau, and rises about 717 metres above a stony, red sandplain. The rock is 8 km long and covers an area of 4795 hectares. There is a hiking trail to the top of Mount Augustus.

Ayres Rock (Uluru), NT
Uluru is one of Australia's most famous landmarks and is the country's most visited site. The mysterious red monolith is the weathered peak of a buried mountain range and rises to a height of 348 metres above the plain and has a perimeter of 9.4 km. It is believed to extend several kilometres below the surface and covers an area of 3.3 square kilometres. The Rock is 450 km west of Alice Springs in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which covers over 132 000 ha.

Mount Conner, NT
The third of Australia's great monoliths, Mount Conner is 100km east of Uluru and on the western fringe of the vast Northern Territory cattle station, Curtin Springs. Called Atilla by the Aboriginals, it looks a bit like Uluru, however it is in fact lower and wider. Like Uluru, Mount Conner dramatically changes colour throughout the day as the sun changes its position above.

Kokerbin Rock, WA
Located near the Western Australian wheatbelt town of Bruce rock, Koberin Rock is the third largest free standing monolith in Australia and is recognised as an interesting unspoilt spot for flora and fauna study. The granite rock covers 9 hectares and towers 122m above ground level. The rock features interesting formations, caves and a deep well on the western side.  Up close it gives the appearance of being a smaller version of Hyden's Wave Rock as it also has a "wave" wall.

Bald Rock, NSW
Situated in Bald Rock National Park on the New South Wales-Queensland border, Bald Rock is Australia's largest granite monolith, and rises to 1277 metres above sea level. It towers about 200 metres above of the surrounding bushland, is 750 metres long and 500 metres wide. The granite dome is actually water streaked, creating a striking view on any day. Bald Rock National Park is tucked away in the thickly timbered country between Stanthorpe and Tenterfield along the Queensland-New South Wales border.

Mt. Wudinna, SA
SA's largest exposed monolith is located approximately 12kms northeast of Wudinna in South Australia's granite country. In addition to its fascinating geological landforms, Mount Wudinna, like many of the bare granite hills in the district, is encompassed by low stone walls to catch and divert run off water. Mount Wudinna stands 260 m above the surrounding area and covers an area of about 112 ha.

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