Mount Augustus National Park
Despite popular belief, the largest rock in Australia is not Uluru, but the much less visited Mount Augustus, which at 8 kilometres long is about twice the size of Uluru and has its own national park. After winter rains, its red rocky flanks are clothed in purple mulla mulla and other flowers, and you can climb to its summit on a solid 12-kilometre walk, getting more than 700 metres above the surrounding plain. It is a great place to spot emus, bustards and other birds. There are several shorter walking tracks – some leading to Indigenous engraving sites – and Emu Hill Lookout is a top location for sunset, when you can watch the big monocline change colour. There is no camping in the park, but the Mount Augustus Outback Tourist Resort is nearby.
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- Mount Augustus National Park, Outback Coast & Mid-West, National park