Making the Most of Erldunda in the Summer

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Ready for some sunny fun in Erldunda? Summer in Central Australia occurs from December to February, with temperatures ranging from 20C to 35C (6F to 95F). For experienced Outback adventurers, this is one of the best seasons to visit Erldunda, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the terrains that would otherwise be difficult to visit during darker days. With so many things to do and places to visit, you may find planning for the experience to be a bit overwhelming. Fear not – we’ve compiled the top tourist activities you can follow for a fulfilling holiday.  

Appreciating the Wildlife


Are you eager to meet the different animals of Erldunda? There are more than 178 species of bird in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park alone, so there’s definitely plenty to see!

Of all these creatures, the Emu is arguably the most iconic – these big birds are one of the tallest in Australia, with double shafted feathers that give them a shaggy look. One of the best and safest ways to check the Emus out is at our Emu Enclosure.

Learning in the Cultural Centre

The Cultural Centre is the ideal place to start learning about the rich culture and historical significance of the Australian aborigines. There are free culture and nature presentations starting at 10:00 A.M. on weekdays, and they also offer free ranger-guided walks starting at 8:00 A.M. during October to April and at 10:00 A.M. during May to September. You can also pick up your visitor guide in the centre to personally guide you through your Erldunda experience.

Walking in Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Experience the Outback at its finest by visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuata, NT’s treasured wonders. It’s easy to drop by these top tourist attractions, since the distance is around 55km on a sealed road (and you can take a rest in the Erldunda Roadhouse during trips in-between for a quick lunch or gas fill-up).


You can’t say you’ve been to Erldunda until you’ve visited the world-famous Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), where you’ll notice how nature preserves beauty over time. While it’s illegal to climb Uluru, you can still enjoy visiting this 600-million-year-old Australian icon through walking. You can start taking the entire Uluru Base Walk from the Mala carpark, then head through the acacia woodlands and grassed clay pans, where you’ll see the different plants and animals inhabiting the park. Just make sure to hydrate yourself and watch your steps all the time.

The sacred Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is another attraction that highlights nature’s gifts in Erldunda. Just like Uluru, everyone is free to visit this area. To get a panoramic view of these sandstone domes, stop by the Kata Tjuta dune viewing area, where you can take a short walk that offers a picture-perfect view of Kata Tjuta. You can also have a closer look at the flora and fauna of Kata Tjuta by taking the Walpa Gorge walk, where the rarest plants of the region bloom throughout the year.

Capture the Perfect Sunset

End your Erldunda summer with a spectacular view of the Sun from the centre of the centre! Watch the sun set (and rise) from our sturdy and wide Sunset Viewing Platform, located near the Caravan Park. You can also take photos here with your friends as a testament to a lasting memory of the beautiful sunset in the Northern Territory.

Get prepared for an adventure and escape the scorching heat as you visit Erldunda this summer by contacting Erldunda Roadhouse today!



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