Tag: geology

  • Kata Tjuta: The Other Big Rock in the Land Down Under

    written by stratski on 2013-01-21 in #world #locations
    Kata Tjuta: The Other Big Rock in the Land Down Under

    Most tourists who visit Australia try to visit Ayers Rock or Uluru. For some raeson, you hardly ever hear about the other big rocks nearby: The Olgas, or Kata Tjuta.

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  • Moeraki Boulders: Are These Alien Eggs?

    written by vicuna on 2011-01-06 in #world #locations
    Moeraki Boulders: Are These Alien Eggs?

    The Moeraki Boulders are one of the strangest geological stone formations I ever saw. It looks almost like some aliens landed on a beach and left behind some of their eggs to prepare for a future invasion of the earth. Is this the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"???

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  • Grutas de García (Monterrey)

    written by lomollete on 2009-05-15 in #world #locations
    Grutas de García (Monterrey)

    The Grutas de García are some amazing rock formations and if you look well (or get a guide) you'll be able to discover some imaginative figures on the rock.

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  • Hanging Rock, Victoria

    written by kirri-joy on 2009-01-22 in #world #locations
    Hanging Rock, Victoria

    Hanging Rock is situated in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, about an hour out of Melbourne. It is an 'all-rounder' tourist spot - there is a long history attached to it that pre-dates European Settlement, it is a rare volcanic formation, its great for walking and scrambling over rocks, the views are fantastic and it's also the spot where, fictionally, a group of schoolgirls went mysteriously missing in 1900 while on a picnic excursion.

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  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

    written by artpunk on 2008-09-04 in #world #locations
    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

    The largest monolith in the world sits majestically in the center of the Australian landmass. With the beautiful rocks of Kata Tjuta (meaning 'many heads' in the traditional aboriginal _Pinjantjatjara_ language) nearby (well, 50 kms by road distant from Uluru which _is_ nearby if you are used to driving Australian distances!), this is one of the most amazing areas in the world that you can visit.

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