Ayers Rock ‘used by tourists as a lavatory’

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AUSTRALIE, KATA TJUTA: La présidente finlandaise Tarja Halonen (à droite) écoute Dwayne Philips jouer du didjeridoo avant le dîner “Sons du silence” dans le désert surplombant Uluru (Ayers Rock) dans le centre de l’Australie, le 16 février 2007. Copyright AFP Photo / Torsten BLACKWOOD

Thousands of tourists from all over the world climb Australia’s Ayers Rock every year.

But is seems that, once atop of the Northern Territory monolith, visitors are taking more than photographs.

Tour guides have accused some tourists of using the rock, which is considered to be a sacred site to local aborigines, “as a toilet”.


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