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Viewing area opens at Uluru

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9 October 2009

Visitors to Australia's Red Centre are set to benefit from the opening of a new viewing platform at one of its most famous landmarks.

More than AU$20 million (£11.4 million) was invested in the facility at Uluru, which attracts over 300,000 people each year.

Environment minister Peter Garrett joined with Aboriginal leaders - the traditional owners of the iconic rock - to open the viewing area in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

He remarked: "The traditional owners want these visitors to come here, to feel the spirit of the country, to enjoy the wonderful landscapes and to learn more about them and their culture."

The platform is known as Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, which means 'place to look from the sand dune' in the traditional Aboriginal language of the area.

Earlier this year, Tourism Australia noted that the Hollywood film Australia had led to a significant increase in interest in the country as a holiday destination.
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