What is the best month to visit Uluru?

What is the best month to visit Uluru?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/13/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Uluru is one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders, a giant sandstone monolith springing miraculously from the red desert below.

Uluru, the Red Centre

People from all walks of life venture deep into the heart of Australia to see the wondrous monument in all its glory, and those who visit are hardly likely to forget the experience any time soon.

But to truly get the most out of a journey to Uluru it is important to know the best time of the year to visit. Uluru is incredible at any time of the year, but to visit when the weather is cooler and you’re less likely to be bothered by the heat, it might be a good idea to visit between the months of May and September.

Daytime temperatures during these months range between 20°C and 30°C, making tours an enjoyable, highly memorable walk in the sun. There is very little rain at this time of the year, but the evenings do get chilly, so it is best to bring warm clothing despite your accommodation.

Okay, now that you know the best time of the year to visit Uluru, let’s check out some of the other fantastic things you can do in the Red Centre after you’ve visited the main attraction.

  • Head out to Kata Tjuta

    No trip to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is complete without a visit to the second half of the park’s name, Kata Tjuta. These otherworldly domed rock formations may not be as recognisable as Uluru, but they are just as breathtaking, and are well worth the visit for anyone spending a couple of days in the national park.

  • Explore stunning springs & waterholes

    The Red Centre may be just that: hot, dry and red, but it should come as no surprise that it is also home to several springs and waterholes. These beautiful waterholes support the ecosystem that thrives in the national park. What’s more, they are just a simply beautiful sight to see, and provide a tranquil contrast to the majestic beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

  • Hike the Walpa Gorge

    The Walpa Gorge is a respite for wildlife living the sometimes harsh conditions of the Red Centre. The windy gorge provides an outpost for animals to come and rest amongst its rare plant life and spearwood trees. What’s more, it’s an amazing place to hike through, and totally worth the short walk through Kata Tjuta’s towering domes.

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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.