‘I took 2 kids under 6 to Uluru. Here’s the itinerary that kept us all happy.’

Kulata in Town Square: This cafe is special as it’s staffed by trainees of our National Indigenous Training Academy to help kick-start their hospitality career. Go for a coffee and stay for the banana bread.

We also found the IGA to be really useful to pick up snacks and food for lunches. The bar at the pool also served hot chips which kept the kids going until dinner.

Is Uluṟu child friendly?

In short, very. My sons were five and six, and they loved it. They walked without getting tired; they got up early and stayed up late and dealt with the heat. But I personally wouldn’t go with children any younger as it limits some activities you can do as lots of tours have age limits. The beauty of Uluṟu are the sunsets, the sunrises and the incredible starry night skies, so your child needs to wake up early and stay up late to fully appreciate the trip.

How many days are enough for Uluṟu?

We stayed four days and three nights which was the right amount of time to experience a lot that Uluṟu had to offer.

However, had I had my time again, I would consider staying an extra night so there would be time to visit Kata Tjuṯa. We met a woman who was there with her daughter and they walked the Valley of the Winds circuit which takes around four hours. She said it’s rocky but was suitable for kids seven years and up.

What time of year is best for Uluṟu?

Most guidebooks say it’s best to go between May and October. However, we went in early November and it worked out really well as you only need a light jacket for the early mornings and nights and can swim in the day. Temperatures vary between 47 degrees in the height of summer and -7 overnight in winter. In November, the coldest it got was 18 overnight. Going in winter, however, could mean you’d be able to spend more time in the National Park during the day. For us, it was just too hot with the kids.