Tag Archives: Uluru

Now that the Rock can’t be climbed, visiting it will cost more

 

 

 

While you can’t climb The Rock any more, the fees to enter the national park will climb – a lot. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

A concert of hybrid culture celebrates climb down at Uluru


 
Maraku Inma performers and the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir all knew the words of Shane Howard’s “Solid Rock”,  spontaneously dancing during the sound check in heart lifting delight. The same thing happened with Garrett’s “Beds are Burning”. “Person-to-person recognition and reconciliation has been going on underground for a long time. We don’t need long speeches,” writes CRAIG SAN ROQUE.  FULL STORY »

I climbed Ayers Rock

 

 

Millions of T-shirts with that inscription are now relegated to history. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Massive horse deaths now a risk to humans

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There needs to be a cull, say government officers, but the responsible residents are not acting, and the Central Land Council, responsible for assisting owners of Aboriginal land, remains mum on the tragedy. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

See the Red Centre without setting foot in Alice Springs

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“It is expected the new service will be very attractive to time-poor Asian and European travellers. Travelling to Uluru via Darwin improves their options, cutting their travel time up to five hours … instead of travelling on flights via other cities,” says the promotion of a direct Darwin to Ayers Rock Resort service by Qantas, starting today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Qantas promotional image, showing Kata Tjuta (the Olgas ). FULL STORY »

Enjoying The Centre at a frantic pace

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Costs and details for year-long tourism promotion campaign “commercially confidential”. Ten local operators on a mission in Europe to invite holiday makers to “do” Centre attractions – Uluru, Kings Canyon, West Macs, Alice Springs, in just four days, including road travel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Bid to keep Rock climb open by heritage listing

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An historic film of a senior traditional custodian on top of Ayers Rock (now renamed Uluru) is presented as an argument for allowing the continued climbing of the monolith. Book author Marc Hendrickx is also applying for additional heritage listing of several features, including the climb, which is due to be closed by the Aboriginal owners in October. The author says the closing may violate the 1987 listing of the park. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

It’s remote, desolate and worth billions

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With traditional sources of fertiliser dwindling, some of The Centre’s “salt lakes” hold the stuff that can make food grow the world over. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

If you can climb Mt Everest and in Yosemite, why not Uluru?

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If deaths at Uluru are a logical reason for closing its climb, should the road toll lead to banning driving, asks Alex Nelson. FULL STORY »

Rock climb to close: Who wins?

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Tiny groups of private land owners control huge assets – our national parks, while the public purse is paying for them, comments ERWIN CHLANDA as the death knell has been sounded for climbing The Rock. PHOTO: Climbers ignore the sign at the base of The Rock.

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