Travelling up the centre

Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006 at 15:04
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Just wanting to know when is the best time of the year to travel up to Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, etc.
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Reply By: rob1 - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 16:13

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 16:13
Autumn or spring months would be the best time to go. Winter, the nights get very cold (if camping) and summer it gets toooo hot.
If staying in the resorts at those places, then any time except the middle of summer would be OK.(ie, you can turn the air con on in your room or sit by the pool)

Rob
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Reply By: Longreach - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 16:19

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 16:19
Agree with the above, but should also point out the winter days (sunny, low twenties) can be excellent for walking and getting around outside without too many flies, but yes, the nights are cold. Spring and autumn could have some fairly hot days. If you are doing the walk around Kings Canyon and that sort of thing, the winter days might be a good choice.
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Reply By: Lyds- Monday, May 29, 2006 at 16:19

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 16:19
I'd say just either side of winter.

I was there in July last year and some mornings it was freeeezing, but the days were gorgeous.

I imagine if you left it to Oct-Apr it would be too hot.

If you were doing all the big walks around Uluru, Olgas, Kings Canyon, etc then cooler is better.
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Reply By: Hairy - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:43

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:43
How hot is too hot!
I love summer up here but some people dont.
At the moment Days are cold and nights are bloody cold!
How hot can you put up with comfortably?
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, May 29, 2006 at 19:36

Monday, May 29, 2006 at 19:36
The best time is NOW.

So, pack up, fuel up and GO! GO! GO!.

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Reply By: froomey - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 02:48

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 02:48
bumpins

sandmans is dead rigt , get your bleep together and get going , this is the best time to go up there, any where up the top of w.a. is perfect this time of year .
i missed out this year myself because my truck was not ready.
get going and have a great trip

froomey w.a.
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Reply By: handy - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 09:18

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 09:18
now is a good time if you like cold nighs and beatiful days. working at
hermannsburg 130km west of alice 0deg at 7am this morning .
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Reply By: bumpkins - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 09:55

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 09:55
Thank you everyone for your great advice we are heading off mid July. No to fussed about cold nights. Thanks again
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Reply By: Grav1 - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:19

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 22:19
Its all been said, any time from April to October is just great. Right now is great for walking on some of the great walking tracks available...eg the pound walk at Ormaston George in the Western MacDonald Ranges (about 120k's from Alice). The Western Mac's are an absolute must see so make sure you stay in Alice for at least 3 to 4 days as there is so much to see. BUT if anyone is planning to head up in early October, be aware that the Centralian Masters games will be on and this brings in up to 6000 people into town and accomodation is a real problem....book ahead now!!!!!!!

All the best .......Grav
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