Two-thirds of Australians don't support Uluru climbing ban

Almost two-thirds of Australians don't support the decision to ban climbing Uluru.

Although visitors are still welcome, they will be barred from climbing Uluru from October 2019 following a decision by its traditional owners this week.

Indigenous leaders say Uluru is not a theme park and a ban on climbing the sacred rock is righting an historic wrong that's long overdue.

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board imposed the restriction on Wednesday because of Uluru's cultural significance.

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Almost two-thirds of Australians don't support the decision to ban climbing Uluru

Almost two-thirds of Australians don't support the decision to ban climbing Uluru

The Central Land Council said the board was to be congratulated for its move and said 'nobody will miss the climb'.

'This decision has been a very long time coming and our thoughts are with the elders who have longed for this day but are no longer with us to celebrate it,' land council director David Ross said.

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'The CLC congratulates the board on righting an historic wrong.'

However, a poll by the NT News found that 63 per cent of respondents don't agree with the ban.

The NT Government and tourism bosses are confident the decision won't affect visitors to the region.

Tourism Central Australia chief executive Stephen Schwer told the NT News that most complaints came from overseas visitors opposed to the fact the climb was offered.

'For a number of years, they've said 'how dare you keep the climb open', while domestically, it's a different message,' he said.

'(Australians) have an emotional connection to Uluru, and some people feel it's their right to climb. But there are so many other ways to experience the rock.'

Visitors will be barred from climbing Uluru from October 2019 following a decision by its traditional owners this week

Visitors will be barred from climbing Uluru from

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