5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Uluru in Winter

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Uluru in Winter

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/13/2024

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Make a trip to the Red Centre to see Uluru this winter for a memorable experience.

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park is recognised for having one of the country’s most incredible landmarks, the giant red rock, Uluru. Although the Northern Territory is not typically associated with winter, the Red Centre does experience all four seasons. While visiting Uluru is magical all year round, here are a few reasons why it’s worth planning your trip during winter.

  1. The Days Aren’t As Hot

As winter approaches Uluru, the days aren’t as hot, with the maximum temperature ranging between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. However, it does mean that overnight and early morning temperatures are quite cold, so don’t forget to pack warm clothes.

Make the most of your time and do the Uluru base walk.

  1. Less Rain

If you’re not a fan of the rain, you’ll be glad to hear that during winter, there isn’t as much rain compared to other parts of the year. Winter is a great time to visit Uluru to avoid flooding, and it’s less likely you won’t get wet when exploring the area.

  1. Great Stargazing

Without stormy rain clouds, the night sky is mainly clear, making it ideal for stargazing. As the sky darkens, it’s then illuminated by thousands of stars. The Red Centre is one of the best places for stargazing, with low humidity and minimal light pollution, it provides a perfect view of the night sky.

  1.   Epic Sunrises and Sunsets

With less chance of rain during winter, the sky lacks those stormy clouds, resulting in clearer skies. This is when the sunrises and sunsets are at their best, as you can see the different colour changes in the sky.

In winter, the sun rises around 7:15 AM to 7:30 AM, while the sunset occurs between 6 PM to 6:30 PM.

  1. Learn About The History

You can learn more about the history, culture and traditions through a range of outdoor activities, which are best to do during winter. You can learn about the history through guided walks, hiking, stargazing, and even camel rides.

If you’re not keen on getting outdoors, check out the Uluru Kata Tjuta Culture Centre, home to two Aboriginal-owned galleries. These galleries showcase the Anangu people’s art and crafts, who are the traditional owners of the land.

Make the most of your trip to Uluru and book an incredible tour that includes visiting sacred sites and watching the sunset.

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.