I’ve a mate who’s just got back from Australia. While there he visited your big rock & insists that there’s a McDonalds on top of it! Please tell me he’s yankin’ my chain. – Anonymous, Netherlands
As ghastly as it may sound, yes, I’m afraid there now is a McDonald’s on top of Uluru:
You can even get a McOz – the (probably unique) Australian burger with beetroot on it. Also available are the McRooBurger and the McWitchety-Grub. Yum!
Thankfully no more fast food outlets will be going up there. No KFC or Pizza Hut. Maccas have exclusive rights.
Okay okay, so I made most of that up. Except for the McOz burger, that’s real.
In truth, there is nothing like that on the top, and Uluru is considered a sacred place by the local tribes, and they ask tourists not to climb up. Not even for French Fries.
(Updated December 2006; originally posted July 2000)