Do you need fly nets in Uluru?

Do you need fly nets in Uluru?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/14/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Uluru is Australia’s Red Centre, the iconic Australian landmark that soars out of the desert below. Thousands of people head to the outback every year to see this legendary monolith, with its equally-impressive neighbour in Kata Tjuta also providing an incredible place to tour.


Uluru can get hot, after all, it is the outback. And what comes with Australian heat? Flies, obviously! Flies can be a real nuisance at Uluru: they don’t bite – they’re just a nuisance – and they will more than happily get up in your business and make an easily-frustrated person furious!

So, sure, why not take a fly net with you? And if you don’t already own one, you can simply spend a few bucks on one up there – it might just make all the difference between enjoying yourself in the Red Centre or not.

So, now that we’ve got fly stuff out of the way, what joys await you at incredible Uluru?

Uluru in the twilight hours

There is nothing like seeing Uluru in the hours before sunrise and sunset. In the morning – and the evening – Uluru is lit up with the stunning hues that dance across the desert sky.

All shades of pink, blue, purple and gold dazzle across the great monolith and back into the sky above, creating a most magical spectacle that is a true joy for the senses.

Of course, hiking around Uluru in the daytime is a wondrous experience on its own, but seeing this wondrous landmark in the day’s multicoloured moments is something you never forget…

Kata Tjuta

You may hear the name “Kata Tjuta” and nothing immediately comes to mind. That’s fine, after all, Kata Tjuta has long been overshadowed by its giant neighbour, but it is another land formation that holds its own magic and wonder that you simply must experience when in the Red Centre.

Just a short drive from Uluru, Kata Tjuta comprises a series of dome-like sandstone formations that truly look like they have been pulled off Mars and dropped right onto Australia’s isolated centre.

There are plenty of stunning walks that take you through this joyous structure, with each ranging and difficulty. Either way, you are sure to see Uluru’s less-famous neighbour as equally-impressive – it’s just that majestic!

So, grab that fly net – you’re in for a pretty unforgettable trip to the most iconic of Australian locations – the mighty Red Centre and the wonderful Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.


Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.