I am in total agreement with Charlie. As an accredited …

Comment on Now that the Rock can’t be climbed, visiting it will cost more by Evelyne Roullet.

I am in total agreement with Charlie. As an accredited tour guide for the park I have accompanied a lot tourists of all nationalities and with nearly every tour company.
I never had a demand for climbing Uluru and enjoyed plenty of walks and activities, with each time a different experience.
Doing the full Valley of the Winds walk is more rewarding for the body and soul than climbing Uluru.
Spend some time in the cultural centre, in the visitors centre and learn some biology, botany and geology and especially learn that Uluru is neither a rock or a monolith but an Inselberg, literally “island mountain”.

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