It’s simply too hot and dangerous to do over summer here.

If you’re planning to see and do as much as you possibly can, then the best time to visit Australia’s outback is between May and September. The Women's Museum of Australia (formerly National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame) is located in the grounds of Old Alice Springs Gaol in the Heritage Precinct. The Finke Desert Race is a 'there and back' challenge from Alice Springs to Aputula (Finke) Community, covering a 460-kilometre round trip.[43]. This population is generally composed of foreign and Australian tourists, Aboriginal Australians visiting from nearby Central Australian communities, and Australian or international workers on short-term contracts (colloquially referred to as "blow-ins"). [1] Some of these areas would border the oceanic climate (Cfb), except their dry-summer patterns meet Köppen's Cs minimum thresholds. Darwin, the capital, sits by the Timor Sea and experiences a tropical climate with average highs staying pretty consistent from 29°C (84°F) to 32°C (90°F) year-round. Located on the Adelaide-Darwin railway, Alice Springs is accessible by train. So winter here is from June-August, rather than December-February. Covers 1,349,129 square kilometres (520,902 square miles), the Northern Territory has two distinct climates – tropical and rainforest in the northern half and semi-arid desert in the southern half. t SITE MAP Over the winter, there are very few flies in the outback, unless you’re near cattle and other stock. 100 Sign up to our newsletter and get special offers, inspiration and experience giveaways. Its historical sites and attractions make it THE place to be if you want to get a feel for what it used to be like, over hundred years ago... ...when the first explorers and then the first settlers ventured into the red heart of Australia. l This is also the lowest temperature recorded in the Northern Territory. The OTL was completed in 1872. In this area, rainfall is about 400-500mm per year, and falls reliably in summer. The Lonely Planet Central Australia: Adelaide to Darwin (Regional Travel Guide) is a travel guide to the whole centre portion of the Australian continent. The flow out of the subtropical highs and the summer monsoon creates a southerly flow from the tropics that brings warm and moist air to the lower east sides of continents. They can take on a wide variety of characteristics and form ecosystems which support all life on earth.

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