Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT © Tourism NT, Luke Tscharke

4-day family holiday in and around Uluru

When to go

Uluru is best enjoyed during the winter months, between May and October, when the days are milder, the nights are cooler and the flies are friendlier.

4-day family holiday in and around Uluru

Uluṟu, Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park Northern Territory © Tourism Australia/Nicholas Kavo

Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa National Park Northern Territory © Tourism Australia/Nicholas Kavo

Travel tip

It takes roughly 20–30 minutes to reach the viewing area from Yulara, so check the sunset time in advance and allow plenty of time.

Segway tour, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT © Tourism NT

Segway tour, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory  © Tourism NT

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Sizzle an emu sausage for dinner or make your own croc-dog at Pioneer BBQ and Bar at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, a do-it-yourself BBQ restaurant that lets you choose your cut of meat and fry it yourself.

Uluṟu camel tour, Uluṟu-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT © Tourism NT/Jordan Hammond

Uluru camel tour, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Jordan Hammond

Fun fact

Over two days in May, Yulara hosts the renowned Uluu Camel Cup – a camel racing gala complete with Camel Cup Calcutta, qualifying races and Fashions on the Field.

Field of Light, Uluṟu-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT © Tourism Australia

Field of Light, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia

Travel tip

If you have time, make the three-hour trip from Uluru to Watarrka National Park to see Kings Canyon, complete with contoured rock amphitheatre and swimming hole in the mythically titled Garden of Eden.

For inspiration and more things to do in the Northern Territory, go to northernterritory.com.