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Uluru climb closure looms as region nears breaking point with overflow of tourists, ‘influx of waste’

Tourists are trespassing, camping illegally and dumping rubbish in an "influx of waste" as...

The Anangu traditional owners have repeatedly expressed a desire for people to show respect to the rock’s cultural value by not climbing it.

Three months ahead of the closure, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park’s overflow campground, nearby roadhouses, and the resort at Yulara are at capacity, reportedly forcing tourists to camp illegally on the side of the road.

Stephen Schwer, chief executive of Tourism Central Australia, said visitors needed to plan their…

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