Due to heavy rains throughout the year and the wettest September on record, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory has bloomed this spring. The unprecedented level of rainfall has resulted in an abundance of wildflowers and a riot of greenery that is not typically associated with the Red Centre and it is a spectacular time to visit.
Guests staying at Ayers Rock Resort in the last month have been rewarded with the amazing sight of waterfalls tumbling off the rocks and lush new growth everywhere. There's not a bit of dry red dust to be seen. Vibrant coloured wildflowers have sprung up around Ayers Rock Resort and in the national park: there's spearbrush, honey grevilleas, bluebells, early nancy lilies, parakeelya and desert peas.
Martha Coomber from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park commented: “It is a beautiful time to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta with colourful flowers all around the base walk of Uluru and in Walpa Gorge and fresh new growth everywhere. There are more than 416 species of native plants in the national park, but some of the plants that have bloomed this spring are so rare that staff have received special plant identification training to help identify them all.”
Ayers Rock Resort, gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, is offering a great value Rock Summer package, ideal for those who wish to arrange a trip soon to experience the Red Centre in bloom. Available for bookings to 30 November 2010 and travel until 31 March 2011, you can enjoy two night packages at the Lost Camel or the Outback Pioneer Hotel starting from just $298* per person, twin share, with a special rate of just $49* per person for the third night.