Passengers visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock) once had the opportunity to climb the iconic rock, but as of 26 October 2019, this is no longer an option.
The local Aboriginal Custodians (Anangu) preferred that visitors didn’t climb the Rock, mainly due to cultural reasons as the track to the summit crosses over a sacred Tjukurpa (religious) site. In addition, there were a number of fatalities that had occurred over the years as a result of people climbing Uluru which they felt a responsibility for as the local custodians.
Our own records from our end-of-tour questionnaires suggested that approximately 95% of Wayoutback customers chose not to climb.
For more information, have a look at our blog published after the closure here.