Climbing Uluru: the Controversy

Climbing Uluru has always been a promoted tourist attraction, but not anymore.

For many years, the traditional owners of this region, the Anangu, have asked visitors to make the respectful choice not to climb. Explaining this choice can at times prove confusing for visitors. But the more information you gain about any topic or point-of-view, the more you are able to respect and appreciate it.

Uluru is a place to connect with, not a place to conquer!

Climbing Uluru: have you asked yourself, why?

Often, visitors haven’t actually considered why they want to climb Uluru. Perhaps it is somewhat of a western cultural habit, the want to climb things, particularly tall landmarks.

But the meaning and significance of this place is far greater than the appreciation you might get from climbing. And we are most likely to miss that point if we are busy climbing rather than truly connecting.

This is why the Anagnu have asked us to consider first, the meaning and significance of Uluru, and to connect with that cultural meaning and significance.

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Other Uluru Experiences

We enjoy time at the Visitors Cultural Centre, near to the base of Uluru, where visitors can take time to acquire their own understanding of Tjukurpa. We then explore Uluru by walks around the base. More details.

The Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, working together with Traditional Owners, have worked hard over many years to make many other Uluru experiences available. This is a way to offer visitors alternatives to the climb.

There is now a range of ways to experience Uluru, including Harley Davidson Tours, Segway Tours, even Helicopter Tours. These options depend on how visitors accommodate at Yulara (Uluru).

We think our group Camping Tours are the most fun way to experience Uluru!

Please don’t climb Uluru.

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