Australia to ban climbing on Uluru

November 5, 2017

Climbing on Australia’s iconic Uluru landmark will be banned from October 2019, local authorities have confirmed.

A board made up of of eight traditional owners as well as four government officials unanimously decided to ban climbing of the rock.

The giant red monolith in the Northern Territory is a sacred site for Aboriginal Australians. For many years it was known as Ayers Rock.

“It is an extremely important place, not a playground or theme park like Disneyland,” board chairman and Anangu man Sammy Wilson said.

The Unesco World Heritage-listed monolith was handed back to its traditional owners in 1985. The ban will commence on 26 October, 2019 – the 34th anniversary of the handover.

More than 250,000 people visit Uluru each year, according to the national park’s website.

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Wow! that rock has had a major big sun burn

Jerri And Katilyn

I agree it is disrespectful!!
Its not a playground
From Jerri

it's a playground
From Katilyn