Climbing’s Banned: Australia’s World-Famous Rock Is Closed From 2019


Australia’s iconic sandstone rock Uluru will be banned for climbers starting from October 26, 2019.


Source: Photo by Sarah Reid

Сlimbing the rock was permitted according to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park rules, but it was violating the traditional law of the Aboriginal owners of the rock.

A giant sandstone slab is a 348-meter sandstone monolith located in the central Australian desert. This is one of Australia’s most recognizable places and every year it attracts many tourists all over the world. However they ignored a sign at the rock’s base that asked not to climb.

“The climb is a men’s sacred area,” said the board’s chairman and a senior traditional owner and leader, Sammy Wilson, in a speech announcing the decision at Uluru.

According to Anangu tradition, Uluru is a sacred place and climbing it is inherently disrespectful. Especially taking to account a few incidents such as when a woman get naked on the top of the Uluru.

Alternatively tourist still may visit The Pinnacles limestone formations within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes, Western Australia.



Or wonderful pin colored Lake Hillier that is the largest lake of the island.



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