Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celsius or more at Uluru. Over the summer period (October to March) there is a risk of serious heat-related incidents when walking in the park. When it’s very hot it’s important to walk only in the cooler parts of the day – in summer we strongly recommend you walk only in the early morning before 11.00 am.
For your safety, portions of the Uluru base walk are closed in high risk areas, where extreme heat and exposure is the greatest.
Before you set out to walk, familiarise yourself with the symptoms of dehydration and heat stress. In an emergency call 000 or or use an emergency alarm.
- Thirst/dry mouth/dry lips
- Painful involuntary muscle spasms
- High body temperature (above 38.5 c)
- Altered mental state, confusion, disorientation or rapid development of unconsciousness
- Dry skin
- Dry swollen tongue
- Rapid strong pulse at first, then weaker
- Fits or seizures, coma