Closer than you’d think.
Getting here is half the fun
For a resort that’s 450km away from the closest town, getting to Ayers Rock Resort is surprisingly easy. And, once you arrive, getting around is a snap too. Frequent air service from Australia’s major airports means you can always get to Ayers Rock Resort. Feeling adventurous? Hop in a 4WD and make the drive – it’ll take a little longer, sure, but those views are well worth it. And speaking of views, if you choose to fly in, make sure you book a window seat. We promise, your first glimpse of those reddy-reds and orangey-oranges of the desert landscape make up for losing a little extra aisle space.
Hiring a car is a great way to explore Uluru and Central Australia at your own pace. Avis, Hertz and Thrifty car rentals are available at Ayers Rock Resort, with pick up/drop off options from the Ayers Rock Airport and the Resort. Choose from a range of vehicles including 4WD and standard Sedan options.
Flying into Alice Springs and hiring a car to drive to Ayers Rock Resort is a great option for families and groups of friends travelling together wishing to explore more of the Red Centre. Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Resort is 450km down the Stuart Highway, approximately 4.5 hours drive on sealed roads. There is also the option of driving via Kings Canyon on the iconic Mereenie Loop Road, taking in many incredible sites on the way. Alice Springs to Kings Canyon is 337km (unsealed for 197km of the journey), with a driving time of about four hours. From Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock Resort is 306km on sealed roads (3.5 hour drive).
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