Preparing for Rain on Tour
What do I Do if there is Rain on Tour?
If you are lucky enough to experience heavy rain at Uluru, you’ll need to make sure you’re well prepared before heading out.
A great way to make your own Poncho is with a Garbage Bag and some Scissors!
- Bring rain protection. If you’re unprepared you may be able to purchase rain gear in the Yulara town centre.
- You should also bring a sweater or jacket, as the temperature can drop dramatically during heavy rains.
- Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. The tracks around Uluru can get very muddy when wet, and insects and reptiles (including snakes and centipedes) may come out after the rain.
- Don’t forget your camera, rain on the rock is breathtaking and provides plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs!
Do we have to sleep in the rain?
DID YOU KNOW: Swags are designed to practically ignore the weather. Rain will not come into a swag that is zipped up correctly!
This camping tour runs all year round, so we must be ready to tackle whatever the Outback throws at us.
Like true Territorians, our Guides persevere through the elements to help every group achieve every hike, every meal and every sleep. When rain comes, we have a few little tricks for keeping warm and dry. If weather conditions become extreme or if any safety issue arises, alternative arrangements can be made.