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Now Bluff Knoll in WA is at risk. Seriously Australia the only place where you are made to feel guilty for simply enjoying natural wonders!


‘Buff on the Bluff’ craze on culturally significant Bluff Knoll leads WA elder to call for nude photo ban

An Indigenous elder in Western Australia’s Great Southern region wants a nude photo trend in the Stirling Range National Park to end and would prefer if tourists stopped climbing peaks in the park altogether.

Goreng elder and tour guide Joey Williams said the ‘Buff on the Bluff’ social media craze, which results in hikers posting photos of themselves naked once they reached the peak of Bluff Knoll, was disrespectful.

“Especially if it’s posted up and they have got a beautiful panoramic shot of the top of the hill, but someone’s butt cheeks are on there,” he said.

“That’s just an invitation to say ‘Hey, we can do what we want on this place’.”

While Mr Williams said it was OK for people to climb the mountain if they were respectful, he would still prefer it if they did not climb.

“I’m against it, I’ll let you know that,” he said.

It comes two weeks after the traditional owners of Uluru voted to ban climbing on the rock from 2019.

“It would be good for people to stop [climbing],” Mr Williams said.

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