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Destination Overview: Ayers Rock

Population:

Yulara has a residence population of approximately 1,000

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Nature and Adventure
History and Culture
Outback

Uluru (Ayers Rock) is Australia's most recognizable natural icon. The famous sandstone monolith stands 1142 feet (348 metres) high. It is located 274 miles (440 kilometres) south-west of Alice Springs in the Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park. 25 miles (40 kilometres) to the west of Uluru (Ayers Rock) is Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas. This massive pile of rock domes dates back 500 million years.

Both Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) have great cultural significance for the Anangu traditional landowners, who lead walking tours that inform about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal Dreamtime stories of the area. Watarrka National Park, encompassing Kings Canyon, lies 186 miles (300 kilometres) to the north-east of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and 193 miles (310 kilometres) west of Alice Springs. Kings Canyon has 984 feet (300-metre) -high sandstone walls, walking trails, palm-filled crevices and views across the desert.
This exciting area offers so many activities from Hot air balloon rides, Harley Davidson motorbike rides, camel rides to sunrise or sunset, Dinner under the stars and many more day tours.

Temperature (monthly averages):

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max °C 38 36 34 29 23 20 20 23 26 32 34 37
Max °F 100 97 93 84 73 68 68 73 79 90 93 99
Min °C 21 21 17 13 8 5 3 6 9 14 17 20
Min °F 70 70 63 55 46 41 37 43 48 57 63 68
Rainfall (mm) 48 46 52 25 22 21 9 13 19 24 35 19
Sunny Days 27 23 27 27 27 26 28 28 26 27 24 27
Sunshine Hrs 9 8 9 8 7 6 7 8 9 9 9 10

Source:

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) - climate averages