FAQ about Uluru Tours

Can we climb Uluru?

No, you can’t. As of October 2019, the Uluru climb has shut down and it is now against Australian law to climb the rock. If you are caught trying to climb you will face a fine of over $10,000AUD. You can read more about why you can’t climb Uluru here.

Can we walk around the base?

Yes! Though you can’t climb Uluru you are more than welcome to walk around the base. In fact, most of our Uluru tours include a base walk. The full base walk takes approximately 3.5hours to complete but there are plenty of shorter base walk options available also.

How hot does it get at Uluru?

During the summer (November – March) the average temperatures at Uluru can reach over 37.5° in the daylight hours. Night temperatures during this time drop to approximately 20° so best to bring a light jacket. During the winter (May – Aug) temperatures generally sit at around 22° however they drop significantly at night to as low as 3° so bring a jacket and some warm clothes!

Is it safe to do the multi-day tours during Summer?

Yes! It is perfectly safe to do multi-day tours to Uluru all year round at. All our tours are conducted by expert guides who will provide you with all the guidance needed to keep you healthy and hydrated during your trip. Plus, all our buses are airconditioned, so you’re sure to get relief from the heat during transit.

When is the wet season?

Contrary to popular belief Uluru does not have a wet season. You may encounter a small amount of rain between November and March; however, Uluru is in a desert climate, so rain is unlikely to affect your trip.

What is the origin of Uluru?

Uluru was formed 400 million years ago when inland Australia was under a shallow sea. The pressure of the water on the sand caused the rock to form. The local Aboriginal people believe that Uluru was formed by their ancestral beings. You can learn all about Uluru’s formation on our tours.

Why is Uluru important to the Indigenous? / Why is Uluru so sacred?

Uluru is a sacred site to the local Indigenous Anangu people. Many parts of the rock are used for traditional ceremony and storytelling. You can learn more about Anangu culture and beliefs here.

Do I need to pay to get to Uluru?

You are required to have a permit to enter the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Please check the ‘What’s Included’ tab on the tour page to see if this is included in your tour.

How old do I need to be to visit Uluru?

Age restrictions vary depending on which Uluru tour you’re interested in. Please note that our 3, 4, and 5-day tours are suitable for travellers aged 18-49 years.

Do I need to bring my own camping gear?

Swags are provided for all of our Uluru camping tours. You will need to bring a sleeping bag; however, we can hire you a sleeping bag for a small fee. If you wish to have a pillow you will need to bring your own.