Visitors to Uluru will not be allowed to climb the landmark rock after its traditional owners imposed a ban that will come into effect in two years.
One of the landowners, Sammy Wilson, said, 'It is an extremely important place, not a playground or theme park like Disneyland'.
The board, made up of eight traditional owners and three representative from National Parks, made the decision after consulting with the wider Anangu community, who it said was overwhelmingly in support of banning climbs.
The board had previously indicated it wouldn't ban climbing until fewer than 20 percent of visitors to the park chose to climb the rock, or it was otherwise clear that the park could attract visitors even with a ban.
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'Some people, in tourism and government for example, might have been saying we need to keep it open but it's not their law that lies in this land, ' he said, according to Fairfax. "This decision is for both Anangu and non-Anangu to feel proud about".
Parks Australia says more than 250,000 people visit the park each year.
"If I travel to another country and there is a sacred site, an area of restricted access, I don't enter or climb it, I respect it".
Signs at the base of Uluru urge tourists not to climb because of the rock's sacredness in Anangu culture.
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The date the climb will close, October 26, 2019, will be 34 years to the day since Uluru was given back to the traditional owners.
More than 30 people have died attempting the climb, which is often closed during periods of high temperatures or weather.
The iconic sandstone monolith, also known as Ayers Rock, will be placed off limits to climbers in 2018.
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