The Anangu, the traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, know the seasons not by month but by food source. Also following the central-desert seasons, Ayers Rock Resort has introduced a premium dining event in the hottest months. For five months each year, Mayu Wiru replaces the resort's popular, largely outdoor dining event, Tali Wiru, which runs between March and October. During Mayu Wiru, outdoor canapés are followed by three courses in the private dining room at Sails in the Desert hotel. Then it's out to a dune top for nightcaps and a stroll through the Field of Light.
$295 per person, nightly until 24 March, ayersrockresort.com.au