Uluru Trip Reports and Discussion

Read what other readers thought about their trips
to Uluru, join the discussion around Ayers Rock.

Below are older Uluru trip reports as well as questions and discussions that readers had in the past.

On the main Ayers Rock page you can find the newer reader pages, as well as a submission form to share your own thoughts about Uluru and the controversial issues surrounding it.


The discussion so far has been lively. As was to be expected, the Uluru climb is the most hotly debated topic. But also the issue of ownership, the national park fees, even some regulations like the dog ban in Australian national parks have stirred up emotions.


An Uluru trip without climbing?

Photo by Melalouise

(See the page on climbing Uluru to find some background info.)

Please, don't hesitate to add your voice. You can use the submission form on the main Uluru page to write about your own Uluru trip or you can comment on the existing reader pages there and of course the archived pages below.

Readers talking about their trips to Uluru...

Click below to read the archived trip reports and questions about Ayers Rock from other readers, and the comments and answers they received.

I will be climbing Ayers Rock 
I think your writings on Ayers Rock are very one sided. I have spoken to numerous people that have climbed the rock and it is only when the government …

Back when we knew no better... 
I first visited Uluru with my parents back in the early 80's, and did "the climb." Back then we knew only that the rock had cultural significance to the …

Climbed Uluru and LOVED it!! 
Let's see, I am an Environmentalist, therefore to me the most precious thing about going anywhere is the impact on the environment. I HAVE been to many …

My Grandmother's sacred site 
My grandmother was one of the stolen generation. It was a very important event in her life when she was able to climb Uluru. I was brought up, that it …

I climbed Uluru, a spiritual experience 
The way I see it, Uluru was there millions of years before the Aborigines arrived, before the Whites arrived. No one owns the Rock, it belongs to the world, …

Celebrating my 40th year special 
I loved Ayers Rock (Uluru). Not only did I choose to climb but I also did the extended helicopter flight over it. Why climb? Uluru has always been Ayers …

Ayers Rock Is Awesome! 
For many years I have wanted to visit Ayers Rock, finally I got the chance with my husband and 3 boys. To see it for the first time was just mesmerising, …

Dangerous but Marvelous 
I was there in 2007 & I chose to climb it. I didn't feel like I was disrespecting the traditional owners at all as there were many others climbing it at …

We Don't Climb 
While studying abroad, our class spent several days at Uluru and spoke with a few Aboriginal elders. They explained to us how sacred climbing Uluru was …

Living Earth 
Yes, I really felt that the Earth itself was alive, sitting up there on the Uluru. Despite having been brought to Uluru by a tourist bus (that was in …

Approval to run into Uluru 
We are planning to run from Alice Springs to Uluru in May (finishing at the base of Uluru). Uluru being on Aboriginal land, would we need to submit a …

Uluru great, but cut out the vacillating on climbing! 
Second trip to Uluru in July 2008. Climbed it the first time in 1997 when there wasn't much discussion about not doing it. This time around it is clearly …

The Climb - A Thank You 
Yes - I know it's controversial to climb Uluru. Some of our party made the decision not to climb, but I was one of the ones who chose to go ahead and …

Rock of Ages 
Ayers Rock is a natural geological feature. It is not a church, a mosque, a man made object. For one group of people to ban everyone else when that group …

Respect for a great people. 
I am thinking about seeing Uluru. But I will respect the original Owners of this land and will not be one of those who ignore the gentle request not to …

Bus from Ayers Rock campground 
I am staying in a village tent on the Ayers Rock camp site and was just wondering if you can get a bus to Ayers Rock to see the sunset without having to …

People Should Be Allowed To Climb Uluru 
Those in favour of climbing Uluru, will have the opportunity to examine the nartural and cultural beauty of this great sandstone monolithe. Uluru is now …

Walking around Uluru is enjoyable 
I visited Uluru several years ago and stayed for 4 days. I walked around and found it very enjoyable to see the different plants and views of Uluru from …

My Uluru experience 
I went to Uluru in 1982 when it was still largely called Ayers Rock , and before it was handed back to the Aboriginal owners. I climbed the rock …

When Uluru was only known as Ayers Rock... 
My mother and I took a bus tour through Australia's Outback in 1980 to experience the various places, see Ayers Rock and the Olgas. There were hardly any …

Uluru is a controversial place 
I had low expectations of my visit to Uluru, after all, it is one of the most common images of Australia, and we've all seen it on every guide, programme …

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