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Bio Calendar

Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different animal and bird species with a rich wildlife.

Bio Calendar


Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different animal and bird species. One of the best things about a visit here is to see some of this wildlife in their natural habitat.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has 21 species of native mammals, over 200 species of birds, 73 species of reptiles and literally thousands of invertebrate species including ants, spiders and bugs.

This calendar highlights some of the key biological events by month. So you will be sure to not miss out on your most treasured natural wonder.

January

  • Spectacular lightning storms may be seen
  • Crested pigeons continue breeding, with more eggs hatching
  • Female Blue-tongue Lizard will give birth towards the end of the month to up to 21 babies
  • Woma Python eggs begin to hatch
  • Desert Skink breeding season ends and babies are born

February

  • Thorny Devil eggs begin to hatch
  • Crested Pigeons continue breeding, with more eggs hatching
  • Woma Python eggs are still hatching
  • Desert Skink babies are born
  • Sturt Desert Pea flowering

March

  • Crested Pigeons breeding season ends
  • Sturt Desert Pea flowering

April

  • The beginning of the cold weather
  • The Park's reptiles begin to hibernate
  • Camel breeding season begins
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle breeding season commences
  • Sturt Desert Pea flowering

May

  • Camels continue to breed
  • Wedge-tailed eagle breeding season continues
  • Woma Python breeding season commences
  • Sturt Desert Pea flowering

June

  • The Mulga bush begins to flower with yellow wattle
  • The Parrot Pea's big green flowers with dark stripes become abundant
  • Camels continue to breed
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle breeding season continues and eggs begin to hatch
  • Woma Python breeding season continues
  • Mulgara breeding season begins

July

  • Wedge-tailed Eagle breeding season at its peak
  • Camels continue to breed
  • Sturts Desert Rose is in full bloom
  • Eagle breeding season continues
  • Woma Python breeding season continues
  • Mulgara breeding season continues

August

  • Food plants begin to flower, fruit and seed
  • Most animals begin breeding at this time
  • Hibernating reptiles come out
  • Camels continue to breed
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle breeding season continues
  • Woma Python breeding season ends
  • Mulgara breeding season ends and babies are born

September

  • Wildflowers can usually be seen in bloom
  • Honey Grevillea will blossom with spiky leaves and orange flower clusters
  • Crested Pigeons begin breeding
  • Blue-tongued Lizard breeding season commences
  • Camels breeding season comes to an end
  • Spinifex hopping mouse begins breeding
  • Wedge-tailed Eagle breeding season ends

October

  • Female Thorny Devil's begin to lay eggs
  • Crested Pigeons continue breeding and eggs begin hatching
  • Blue-tongued Lizard breeding season continues
  • Woma Python deposits eggs
  • Desert Skink breeding season begins

November

  • Blue-tongued Lizards breeding season ends
  • Female Thorny Devils continue to lay eggs
  • Crested Pigeons continue breeding, with more eggs hatching
  • Desert Skink breeding season continues

December

  • Female Thorny Devils continue to lay eggs
  • Crested Pigeons continue breeding, with more eggs hatching
  • Desert Skink breeding season continues and babies are being born

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Uluru Bicycle Hire (Departure 1)

Take a morning ride around the base of Uluru by bicycle. The 15 kilometre self-guided journey is easily made within 3 hours and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Stop and explore the pure beauty of this spiritual and unique wonder of the world at your own pace. Once you have finished your ride, you are free to explore the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Includes return hotel transfers operated by Uluru Hop On & Hop Off. Children toddler seats and tag-a-longs available on request, subject to availability. Departure times: Return transfer from your accommodation by Uluru Hop ON Hop Off 7:15am December 7:45am February 8:30am March 9:30am October and November 10:00am September 10:15am 16-30 April and May 10:30am 1-15 April and June to August Duration approx. 4 hours

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This 1-day Hop On Hop Off pass gives you the freedom to explore Uluru at your own pace for one day. From sunrise to sunset, hop on and hop off as much as you like throughout the day. Additionally, this pass also entitles you to one bonus transfer to and from Kata Tjuta within the same day. Download timetable and map

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Limited on time? Take to the skies on a 15 minute scenic helicopter flight that takes you past Ayers Rock Resort and onto breathtaking views of the desert landscape and the majestic Uluru, as well as Kata Tjuta in the distance. Enjoy this tour anytime throughout the day, excluding sunrise and sunset. Tour duration is approx. 1 hour
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Bush Food Experience

Learn about Australian and local native bush foods with a tasting of seasonal seeds, fruits and spices. Your knowledgeable guide will describe how for centuries the Indigenous people used the bush for food.  You'll find out about the uses of certain plants, fruits, grains and spices and about traditional food preparation methods. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of a recipe using some of the ancient native bush ingredients. Tour duration approx. 45 minutes. 

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Wintjiri museum provides an educational display highlighting local history, Aboriginal culture, geology, flora and fauna. On this interpretative tour of the museum your Aboriginal guide will introduce you to the region's unique ecology and classes of mammals and fauna types not found anywhere else in the world.  Gain insights into the Anangu land conservation and management practices as well as a brief historical overview; starting 30,000 years ago with the Aboriginal habitation to the early European explorers, and the development of tourism at Uluru. Tour duration approx. 45 minutes.

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Welcome to the Circle of Sand, the Indigenous heart of Ayers Rock Resort. You'll become captivated by the yarns told by an Indigenous storyteller of Aboriginal history, culture and traditional techniques used on the land. Dependant on the season, learn about traditional bushtucker or an Indigenous man’s “survival kit” including weapons such as katjii (hunting spears), tjutinpa (clubs), kali (boomerangs) and miru (spear thrower). Tour duration approx 30 minutes.
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Discover the best of Uluru and surrounds with once-in-a-lifetime tours and activities on this 2 night Best of Uluru itinerary. Witness the Field of Light art installation, watch as the sunrises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta and learn about Indigenous culture and traditions in Australia's spiritual heart.

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