Abstract: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a part of a sacred landscape and homeland of local Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people. Uluru is also a national icon visited by more than 400 000 people annually. In 1985, freehold title to the land around Uluru was handed back to Anangu traditional owners, on the condition that they leased it back to the Director of National Parks and Wildlife for 99 years. The park is jointly managed between traditional owners and Parks Australia. Climbing Uluru is a popular activity in the national park, despite the traditional owners’ request that visitors respect their law and culture as well as their concern for visitors’ safety by not climbing. This thesis investigates visitor motivations for climbing or not climbing, and visitors’ responses to the Anangu request. It uses a cultural geography approach encompassing historical research and a survey of park visitors to examine the way that the landscapes of Uluru and of the climb are imagined, produced, read and experienced.