Climbing the famous monolith also known as Ayers Rock in Uluru has long been one of the most favoured tourist attractions in Australia and you can still do it to this very day. Though if you wish to climb the rock you best make arrangements to do so quickly as plans have been put into motion by Parks Australia to ban the climb to the top of Ayers Rock due to health and safety reasons as well as respecting the wishes of the traditional Aboriginal owners and their deep cultural beliefs that surround Ayers Rock.
Climbing Ayers Rock today is to be done within the strict guidelines that have been set out for health and safety reasons of tourist that come here every day throughout the year. It is always wise to climb Ayers Rock in the morning as temperatures in the Red Centre can soar to the mid 30’s making the climb very dangerous and on some days if the temps are just too high, the climb to the top of Ayers Rock is prohibited. Also if it is raining, or there is lightening around or even if there are some odd weather patterns being predicted the climb to the top is shut off. Thousands of tourists make their way to Ayers Rock every year so if by some chance the climb isn’t possible the wondrous spectacle of watching the ever changing patterns and colours of the rock is a sight within itself. There is an assistance aid that helps you make the climb of Ayers Rock a little easier in the way of a guide rope that takes you to the top but with the climb being very long and very steep even someone who is really fit may not even make it to the top. Though located around the base of the huge monolith is a walking track that will take you by beautiful watering holes, rock caves and Aboriginal Rock Art that tells the stories of the Dreamtime.
Many tours include climbing Ayers Rock in their daily itinerary, so along with seeing many other attractions in the trip you can also add climbing Ayers Rock to your to-do list. It is very easy to access Ayers Rock whether you are travelling with a tour group or on your own but with the ease and stress free experience you can enjoy while touring with a group, it is always the better choice as well as being respectful to the original Anangu people with one less car travelling through their sacred land.
Climbing Ayers Rock is one of those things that all travellers just can’t wait to do, and when you reach the top you are certainly in for one amazing treat to reward the climb that you can have just done. With sights that will simply take your breath away with views out across the surrounding region, you will suddenly understand why this place is so magical. With your descend of Ayers Rock you can look forward to kicking back in a chair at the base of Ayers Rock while enjoying a cool beverage as you watch the crimson red earth colours come alive with every passing minute.
Climbing Ayers Rock will be something that you will never forget, so when in Uluru you must have this on your list of things to do and while you are here you will also be treated to so many other wonderful activities and attractions as well.