Mt. Augustus is the worlds largest Monocline and twice the size of the better-known Ayres Rock. Towering 720 meters above the surrounding plains the sandstone rock can be seen from the air as far as 160 kilometres away.
The country around Mt. Augustus is harsh yet beautiful and abounds with native wildlife including Red Kangaroo, Emu, Pink and Grey Galah and the giant Wedge Tail Eagle one of the worlds largest raptors with a wingspan of over 2 meters.
There is visitor accommodation at the base of Mt Augustus and several nearby sheep stations welcome visitors as part of the rural farm stay programme. The small settlement is also the stepping off point for an exciting four wheel drive track that crosses the Kennedy Ranges to Paraburdoo and the Karijini National Park.