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If you had to choose one place in July Tasmania or Uluru?

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If you had to choose one place in July Tasmania or Uluru?

I am from the US visiting Australia on business in Adelaide in early July and have 4 days to go either to Tasmania or Uluru? Where should I go, assuming this is my only chance to visit either place?

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1. Re: If you had to choose one place in July Tasmania or Uluru?

Welcome to TA forums, costguru!

Weatherwise, July is probably much better for visiting Uluru and other places up north.

Timewise, Tasmania would probably have more for you to see and do to fill four days.

Bottom line: they're totally different places. Just toss a coin!

Luigi

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2. Re: If you had to choose one place in July Tasmania or Uluru?

Uluru is the logical choice in winter.

Four days is not long enough to do Tasmania justice.

I haven't been to Uluru but would like to go, the Trip Reports (see More About Australia in the top right corner) indicate it's a very special experience.

I've been to Tasmania twice, in autumn and spring, and I'd love to visit it in winter, especially to see Cradle Mountain in snow, and Launceston/Cradle Mountain would be doable in four days.

Uluru is the logical choice but they are vastly different destinations so perhaps do a little research and see which one calls you louder.

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3. Re: If you had to choose one place in July Tasmania or Uluru?

yeah, I agree. Either would provide an enjoyable trip over 4 days and it really depends which interests you most as they are totally different.

We did Hobart and surrounds at that time of year and found it worthwhile if rather cool. If you're hankering for cool outdoors and walks with cosy snuggling in restaurants then this would hit the mark pretty well. Tassie would be cheaper for equivalent standard of lodging too.

Like Tassie you're only scratching the surface of the red centre with 4 days, but it's ample for exploring Uluru itself, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka and the right time of year for that area as well. If you're interested in the indigenous culture and huge empty spirit filled places - then Uluru would be a good choice. If you're really not that fussed about the cultural side of things and liable to resent the price of the accommodation to visit this area, then maybe go to Tassie.

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4. Re: If you had to choose one place in July Tasmania or Uluru?

My vote is for Uluru, with a stop off in Coober Pedy if you can fit it in.

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5. Re: If you had to choose one place in July Tasmania or Uluru?

Hi costguru,

I also agree with the others - head for Uluru and also Alice Springs.

With 4 days you could have a lovely itinerary exploring the best of the Australian outback.

Options:

a) Uluru - 2 days / Alice Springs - 2 days. - fly or drive.

b) Uluru - day/ night - drive via Kings Canyon 1 night - drive to Alice - 2 days.

See links below for additional info.

http://www.kingscanyonresort.com.au/

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i17672-Uluru_Ng…

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g255063-c85960/Alice-…

EM.

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