Australian bucketlists are often always topped with Uluru. The beating heart of the country is a firm favourite with visitors, thanks to its mesmerising combination of sheer grandness and heady colours. The huge sandstone monolith is perhaps the most iconic image of Australia, covering numerous postcards and memorabilia for miles around.
But it’s not just Uluru that sits pretty in the Red Centre of Australia. In fact, this area is a haven of ancient landmarks that offer incredible views and fascinating histories. Throughout the untamed surroundings, there’s Kata Tjuta, a collection of quirky rock formations, Kings Canyon, with its sweeping gorges, and the MacDonnell Ranges, a set of soaring mountains. Combined with Uluru, these natural wonders form an iconic site that draws in millions of visitors each year.
Set in the middle of the Outback, one of the first things people think of before they visit Uluru is the weather. It’s set in a notoriously hot part of Australia in what is, essentially, a desert. This means that daytime temperatures in summer can get almost unbearable in the sparse landscape. Luckily, the winter temperatures in this part of Australia are very mild and there’s still plenty of sunshine and warm spells, which makes it the perfect time to visit.
The thing that surprises most people is the temperature at night. Even in the hottest depths of summer the temperatures at night can be freezing, particularly in contrast to the high temperatures at daytime. During the winter months, the night time temperatures are pretty similar to the summer time, especially towards the end of the season. This means there’s
As well as cooler and less extreme temperatures, winter is also a great time to visit for the flora and fauna. During this time there is increased rainfall (albeit a small amount) so the plant life begins to flourish. Beautiful colours pop up against the red landscape, and lush greens add another dimension the barren scenery.
Finally, taking Uluru tours in the winter months means you’re visiting outside of the school holidays, which means the region is less busy.
Visiting Uluru is the highlight of many people’s trip to Australia, and it’s worth visiting whatever the season. However, with cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, and the abundance of vibrant plant life popping up, winter is definitely a fantastic time to visit.
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