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We weighed weather and cost against each other to come up with the best times to visit Uluru. Follow our suggestions and you will enjoy pleasant weather without blowing your budget.
Best time to visit Uluru
We recommend visiting between May to September - excluding the winter school holiday period (late June/early July).
Why should I go then?
Being in the middle of the Australian desert, Uluru is not the most comfortable place to visit during the heat of summer so the winter months are prime time to pay the Red Centre a visit.
Prices skyrocket around the school holiday period, so steer clear of the winter holiday break for the biggest savings.
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Uluru’s climate is fairly steady with temperatures of 20-38℃. The hottest months are December and January while the coldest are June and July.
Uluru is a popular destination for Australians and international tourists, so it’s best to steer clear during the school holiday periods, particularly in winter. This will let you get cheaper prices and better flight deals.
Weather and prices
Best time to visit Uluru, weather wise. May to September are the coolest months.
Cheapest time to visit Uluru. December to March is the cheapest, but hottest time to visit Uluru. To travel when the weather is cooler, search for flight and hotel deals in May and August as these months are outside the school holiday period and the weather is in the mid-20s.
Best time to visit Uluru for…
A road trip. Uluru is good all year round for a road trip, but to avoid the worst of the heat travel between May and September.
Hiking. Uluru has a lot of uncovered hiking trails so on top of bringing plenty of water, it’s best to hike during winter (June-July).
To stargaze. Stargazing is good all year round but winter offers the longest nights to capture the majesty of the skies.
To ride a camel. Camel rides are available throughout the year. Similar to hiking, these rides offer little shade, so you should go during winter or sunrise/sundown.
Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited 55 countries (and counting).
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