Mount Augustus National Park is located 852 km north of Perth, 490 km by road east of Carnarvon and 390 km northwest of Meekatharra, in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Mount Augustus itself, the feature around which the national park is based, is known as Burringurrah to the local Wadjari Aboriginal people.
Mount Augustus is an inselberg that stands 1106 m above sea level, or approximately 860 m above the surrounding plain, and covers an area of 4,795 ha. It has a central ridge which is almost 8 km long. Mount Augustus is widely claimed in tourist promotional and information literature as the “World's largest monolith”, but the claim does not originate from the geological literature, nor is substantiated by any other scholarly research.
Mt. Augustus is more than twice the size of Uluru. Unlike Uluru, which is a monolith and, in general, devoid of plant growth, Mt. Augustus is a monocline and has plant growth on it. The climb to the summit can take up to 5 hours (return) and there are two trails (one class 4 and the other a class 5) to get there. There are a number of walking tracks to explore. There is a caravan park at nearby Mt. Augustus Station, which also has "Donga" style accommodation and a restaurant which is open in peak tourist season.