Uluru is the most iconic natural landform in Australia, sacred to the local Anangu people and admired by tourists from around the world. The climbing ban was announced in 2017 after a number of tourists failed to respect the wishes of the Anangu people and not climb the mountain.
Ever since the ban was announced, there has been a rush of tourists eager to experience it. However, the final climber will descend from Uluru, with the route officially closed to visitors from Saturday 26 October. Saturday marks 34 years since the hand back, a pivotal moment in the land rights struggle which saw the Anangu handed back the deeds to their homelands in 1985.