When to come

The best time to visit Australia's Red Centre, Uluru and Kata Tjuta is between May and September. The weather is cooler, making it easier and safer to walk. At this time of year, the colours of the rock are more vibrant and you are more likely to see the hidden surprises of Uluru - waterfalls, plants and animals.

In summer (December, January, February) the weather is extremely warm, with temperatures often over 36 degrees Celsius.

We strongly recommend people who come to the park during this period walk only in the early morning before 11.00 am and carry plenty of water with them.

  • Opening hours

    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is open all year round. The park closes at night and opens:

    • 5.00 am - 9.00 pm during December, January, February
      5.30 am - 8.30 pm during March
      5.30 am - 8.00 pm during April
      6.00 am - 7.30 pm during May
      6.30 am - 7.30 pm during June, July
      6.00 am - 7.30 pm during August
      5.30 am - 7.30 pm during September
      5.00 am - 8.00 pm during October
      5.00 am - 8.30 pm during November
      >Park administration is open 8.00 am - 4.30 pm daily

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