'Uluru is a living cultural landscape which is considered sacred to the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people. The spirits of the ancestral beings continue to reside in these sacred places making the land a deeply important part of Aboriginal cultural identity. These people of the land are the traditional owners and guardians of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This special place carries great spiritual and cultural significance for these local indigenous tribes with over 40 sacred aboriginal sites and eleven Tjurkurpa or Dreaming trails present in the area.
Climbing Uluru itself is not prohibited however Anangu asks visitors to respect their spiritual beliefs and refrain from climbing the monolith as it has a strong cultural importance to them and their history.
With thanks to Artist: Sacred Space by Toni Carmine Salerno