Category Archives: AUSTRALIJA

12 APOSTLES ON THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD, Australia

I didn`t know that this even exists!

Driving down the Great Ocean Road and some 275 km from Melbourne, Australia, you will find the majestic nature work called 12 apostles.

This are magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s dramatic coastline. The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore. It looks impressive, doesn`t it?

Photo by: Sami Keinänen/ flickr

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Uluru/ Ayers Rock, Australia

Nalazi se u NP Uluru – Kata Tjuta i obuhvaća megalite po kojima je park dobio ime. Parkom upravlja više grupa Aboriđina za koje ovaj prostor ima vjersko značenje i neotuđivu baštinu. Općenito je zabranjen pristup i fotografiranje njihovih svetih mjesta na i oko Urulua čime je ograničeno i kretanje turista na područje jednog puta oko Urulua, neke odabrane spilje i uspon na vrh. Pravila ponašanja za turiste su vrlo restriktivna, a nepridržavanje se kažnjava visokim novčanim kaznama. Tako se zabranjuje znanstveno istraživanje, uzimanje materijala s tla, okupljanje u grupe veće od 15 osoba, ulazak na zabranjena ili ograničena područja i čitav niz drugih aktivnosti.U oskudnoj vegetaciji parka obitava 22 vrste autohtonih sisavaca i više od 150 vrsta ptica.

Located in the National Park Uluru – Kata Tjuta, named by the megalithic structures. Park is managed by Aboriginal groups for which this area has a religious meaning and entail. Getting to their holy sites in and around Uluru is generally banned as well as photographing, and the movement of tourists to the area around Urulua is limited to one way around Uluru, some selected caves and climb to the top. Rules of conduct for tourists are very restrictive, and noncompliance is punished with very high fines. It prohibits scientific research, taking material from the ground, gathering in the groups larger than 15 people, enting prohibited or restricted areas and a number of other activities. The scarce vegetation of the park is inhabited by 22 species of native mammals and more than 150 species of birds.

(Photograph: Corey Leopold/Flickr)