Ayers Rock at Sunset

Eyes on the Skies

Weather, Sunrise and Sunset


Sunny, with a 100% chance of Wow!

While the Red Centre brings hot days and cool nights, it does still experience distinct seasons. 


Summer in the Red Centre is hot with average temperatures of around 35°C / 95°F. Record highs above 50°C / 120°F have been reported. To stay comfortable, schedule exploring for early mornings and sunset and use the day light hours to relax by the pool or explore our free guest activities. Summer visitors may be treated to periods of rain, which can be incredible to see in the desert, and you might even be lucky enough to see waterfalls cascading down Uluru.


The months of April and May are considered some of the best months to visit Uluru, since temperatures are pleasant and there's very little chance of rain. Expect lots of sunshine with daytime temperatures in the high 20s (Celsius), and night temperatures averaging 15°C.


In winter you can expect average daytime highs of around 20°C and night-time lows in the single digits. Winter visitors should layer up, bundling up during sunrise and sunset experiences, with the option to shed articles of clothing as the day warms up. 


From September - November, desert plants are in bloom, wildlife is active, and high temps reach into the low 20s (Celsius) and low 30s. 

You can find out more about the seasons and what to pack on your outback adventure here

Group having coffee at sunrise at Ayers Rock outback

Sunrise and Sunset

Uluru is world-renowned for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. There are multiple viewing areas where you can watch the rock formations change colour before your eyes.

Set your alarm early to watch the sun rise over Uluru or wind down with dinner and drinks paired with the most spectacular sunset you'll ever see.

Experience Wintjiri Wiru, where and ancient Anangu story is brought to life through drones, lights and traditional music.

Get a taste for native ingredients on one of our award-winning outdoor dining experiences under the stars.

Watch the sunrise before wandering through a field of 50,000 lights. There are so many magical experiences on offer.