For the first time ever aerial footage has been released of Uluru, Australia's iconic six hundred-million-year-old monolith. And the result is pretty incredible.

The views were captured by the first drone permitted to fly in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The ninety-second film starts in the morning and ends at sunset, with gliding shots revealing the stunning colour changes that take place on the rock throughout the day.

Measuring 3.6km in length and 348m at its tallest point (taller than the Eiffel Tower, no less), Uluru deserves all the hype it receives for its intricate textures and sheer enormity. But it is famously one of the most remote natural wonders in the world; the closest city, Adelaide, is a 1625km drive away – Sydney is a three-hour flight.

Naturally, we Rough Guides editors recommend you put visiting Uluru high on your bucket list. But for now, this drone footage offers a pretty exciting glimpse to whet your appetite.

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