Uluru (Ayres Rock), Australia – V – Stonehenge, England.


1.Stonehenge is a small cluster of rocks which tourists can get nowhere near for inspection or photos.



2. Uluru (Ayres Rock) is 3.6kms long, 1.9kms wide and 348 metres high which tourists can climb all over.

3. Stonehenge was allegedly built about 4000 to 5000 years ago.

4.  Uluru was created over 600 million years.

5. The biggest of Stonehenge’s stones, known as sarsens, are up to 30 feet (9 metres) tall and weigh 25 tons (22.6 metric tons) on average.

6. Some 2.5 kms of Uluru’s bulk is underground.


Ayres Rock 1


7. Unfortunately Stonehenge is in England. It’s located on a chalky plain north of the city of Salisbury.

8. Uluru, on the other hand, is in Australia. Bonus! It’s situated not far from the “Red Centre” about 335kms (as the crow flies) southwest of Alice Springs.

9. Unfortunately, in modern times, Stonehenge has lost a great deal of atmosphere, thanks to the intersection of two major highways nearby and the inevitable tourist infrastructure.

10. Uluru is in the middle of nowhere. It’s a sacred Aboriginal site continuing dreamtime culture and traditions.

11. Stonehenge draws over 800,000 visitors a year who can’t get near it.

12. About 250,000 people visit and enjoy Uluru all year round.


 This writer was NOT a guest of Stonehenge Tourism.


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