On October 26 2019, Uluru climbing will finally be banned.
For the Anangu people, Uluru is a sacred site and climbing is an act of disrespect. But that warning has not stopped the crowds. In the months leading up to the ban, Uluru has seen an influx of visitors determined to tick the climb off their bucket list, including many Australians.
In a statement to the ABC, Tourism Australia CEO Steven Schwer explained why the Uluru climb is discouraged.
“There are a number of reasons why we encourage people not to climb; one of those is safety, another is environmental, and also the cultural significance of the rock to the Anangu people, so we would prefer it that people don’t climb,” he said.
But it’s also important to note that you will have a better experience of Uluru if you don’t climb. Here are 12 ways to see Uluru without climbing the rock.
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