FS2004 – Ayers Rock (Uluru) Scenery. This package includes an accurate satellite textured gmax model of Uluru, improved landclass for the surrounding area, updated roads, and lots of photoreal tour buses. I’ve also included the old airfield at the north eastern side of the rock. It has been closed and re-vegetated but you can still land (very bumpily) on the sand. Don’t try and land on the rock itself, you’ll find it’s not quite as solid as it looks… The rock turns an especially beautiful shade of red at sunset, and the observation carpark is an extremely popular place to see it from. Ayers Rock, or Uluru, to use it’s Aboriginal name, rises 350m above the Northern Territory desert, and lies within the Aboriginal managed Kata Tjutu National Park. Over 400 000 tourists visit annualy, 46% of them from overseas. As well as being regarded as one of the wonders of the natural world, the rock is an extremely sacred site to the local Pitjantjara and Yankunitjatjara peoples, and is the subject of many creation stories. Climbing the rock is discouraged and considered disrespectful, but is still undertaken by MANY tourists.
By Mike Stevens