Oh <u>that</u> giant red rock...

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The Independent Online

It's a giant red monolith jutting out of an Outback plain, but one Australian tourist couldn't spot Ayers Rock despite parking only 100 yards away with his headlights pointing at the landmark.

A 44-year-old man from New South Wales state flagged down a car late last night thinking it was carrying park rangers and asked directions to Ayers Rock, also known by its Aboriginal name, Uluru.

Unfortunately for the hapless tourist, the car was carrying police.

"Nonetheless, the tourist told police he and his female companion wanted directions to the rock," Northern Territory Police said in a statement.

"The police officer breathalysed the driver after pointing out his headlights were shining right at it - 100 yards away."

The man was found to be driving with excess alcohol in his blood and without a licence. He was ordered to appear in court in May.