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Mount Augustus

Mount Augustus National Park, Western Australia is located 460km east of Carnarvon and is home to the world's largest monocline, known as Burringurrah by the local Wadjari Aboriginal people. 

The rock itself is about eight kilometres long and covers an area of 4,795 hectares within Mount Augustus National Park. The granite rock that lies beneath Mount Augustus is 1,650 million years old. This makes it twice the size of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and considerably older. It is also the biggest 'rock' in the world. 

During dawn and dusk, its colours are awe inspiring, changing from deep indigo to bright pink, orange or red and occasionally green. These contrasts make for some amazing photo opportunities. 

There is a 49 kilometre circuit around Mount Augustus National Park suitable for conventional two-wheel-drive vehicles. This circuit offers views of the changing faces of the rock and access to a number of key sites including rocky creek gorges, caves, Aboriginal rock engravings, picnic sites, walk trails and a variety of wildlife on the rock, plain and water courses.

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