Tag Archives: Uluru

Rock climb to be closed for good

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The Rock is “not a playground or theme park like Disneyland”, says CLC executive member Sammy Wilson, who also chairs the jointly managed park’s board and runs a small tourism business. “We want you to come, hear us and learn.” FULL STORY »

Rock climb mostly closed

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If you see someone in a T-schirt emblazoned with “I climbed the Rock” it’s probably a fib. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Rock gets big spenders, does it need taxpayer’s help?

p1844ayersrockresortSMp2228-Macs-Serpentine-2SMUluru and King’s Canyon generate the same earnings from visitors as do Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges, but from half the number of visitors. International visitors to The Rock spend three times as much a day compared to those who visit Alice Springs. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 
UPDATE October 4. FULL STORY »

Making the most of The Rock challenge

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The Ayers Rock Resort has flipped the tourism card but Alice can make it work, says industry leader Dale McIver (pictured at Uluru).

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Why taxpayers’ millions are spent: Don’t ask.

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Housing, oval, business centre, bakery: “Community leaders in Mutitjulu identified the need” for them. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Google Earth photo of the community and part of Uluru.

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What the Rock handback bash wasn’t told

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Key Aboriginal workers and ambassadors don’t get a mention. While activists complain of third world conditions, a vandalised new building is hidden behind a hessian fence, right next to the festivities. Guest writer DAVID HEWITT reports.

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30 years owning Rock but running pool still a hurdle

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Today, 30 years after the hand-back of Uluru to Aboriginal people, they are still far from being a serious player in the economic activities surrounding Australia’s greatest natural tourist attraction. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

See UPDATE 1:30pm. FULL STORY »

Tourism hopes for huge region around Rock

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Area the size of Switzerland to be declared an Indigenous Protected Area tomorrow.

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Being with Uluru: a God inside

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“A meditative and mindful experience is about being in the moment, aware of the surroundings but not being judgemental about them.” It may be a new way of travel, reports I-LING CHEN, a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland (pictured).

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Tiny minority runs Rock, ‘working’ towards closing climb

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The Abbott Government leaves unchallenged the Ayers Rock (Uluru) park management plan, approved by Peter Garrett, despite its flaws. When the climb is closed permanently, as it is planned, will the sunset be enough? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »