Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru and Kata Tjuta are incredible at any time of year. However, the weather in Central Australia varies quite a bit between seasons.

The best time to come is between May and September, when the maximum temperature during the day is usually between 20°C and 30°C.

The cool weather means it is safer and much more pleasant to walk, and there is very little rain. Overnight temperatures can be very cold during winter, so be sure to bring some warm clothing with you.

August and September are usually the best months to see the park’s wildflowers in bloom.

The period from October to March can get extremely hot, with daytime temperatures regularly exceeding 35°C. However, the hot weather also brings storms and rain, which fill the waterholes and start Uluru’s waterfalls flowing – a truly spectacular sight!

If you visit the park during summer, make sure you stay safe by drinking plenty of water and not walking after 11.00 am.

Summer also brings large numbers of flies to the desert, so you might want to consider wearing a protective head net (these can be purchased when you arrive).

More about seasons in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Average temperatures and rainfall at Yulara

  Average maximum (°C) Average minimum (°C) Average rainfall (mm)
January 38.4 22.8 28.8
February 37.0 22.1 38.4
March 34.5 19.3 32.6
April 29.9 14.5 15.7
May 24.3 9.3 14.3
June 20.4 5.6 18.2
July 20.6 4.4 17.6
August 23.7 5.9 5.0
September 28.7 10.7 9.0
October 32.3 14.9 21.1
November 35.1 18.4 33.1
December 36.5 20.8 45.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology