Car Hire

Hiring a car is a great way to explore Central Australia at your own pace. All major national car hire companies operate out of Alice Springs. Avis, Hertz and Thrifty car rentals are also available at Ayers Rock Resort.

Car Hire


Hiring a car is a great way to explore 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 Airport and the Resort. You can choose from a range of vehicles including 4WD and standard Sedan options. With limited cars available we strongly recommend pre-booking with plenty of time. If you choose to hire a car with Voyages Travel Centre, your car hire rate will include ‘Unlimited Kilometres’ on all vehicles.

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), driving time approx. 4 hours. From Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock Resort is 306km on sealed roads (3.5 hour drive).

Uluru car hire

When hiring a car at Ayers Rock Airport or Ayers Rock Resort, you have a choice of 3 car hire operators, with starting prices as follows:

Hertz - from as little as $83 per day* for a minimum 2 days car hire
Thrifty - from as little as $94 per day* for a minimum 2 days car hire
Avis - from as little as $110 per day* for a minimum 2 days car hire

*Subject to pick up location and travel period for rentals 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

For pricing and other information for the above 3 car hire operators, please view the PDF files below:

Car Hire Rates & Information - Valid 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Download PDF Car Hire Rate Sheet (PDF)
Download PDF Avis Car Hire Fact Sheet (PDF)
Download PDF Hertz Car Hire Fact Sheet (PDF)
Download PDF Thrifty Car Hire Fact Sheet (PDF)

Car Hire Bookings

Due to the remoteness of the destination there's limited availability of rental vehicles. We strongly recommend you pre-book your car hire a minimum of five days prior to travelling. Contact one of our Travel Specialists to learn about car hire options and pricing. If you book with the Voyages Travel Centre, your car hire rate includes ‘Unlimited Kilometres’ on all vehicles.

Call: +61 2 8296 8010 or 1300 134 044 from within Australia
Email: travel@voyages.com.au

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15min Rock Blast (Daytime)

Launch off on a Rock Blasting adventure, taking in the sights of Ayers Rock Resort and surrounding deserts on the way to Uluru; a panorama of breathtaking scenery unique to the Red Centre.  Tour duration is approx. 1 hour.

15min Rock Only (Daytime)

For those on a budget or if your time is limited, this is the quickest way to see Uluru. A 15 minute scenic flight takes you past Voyages Ayers Rock Resort and onto Uluru. It is also possible to see Kata Tjuta in the distance.  Tour duration is approx. 1 hour.

2 day Uluru and Kata Tjuta Transfer Pass

This pass enables you to explore Uluṟu & Kata Tjuṯa from sunrise to sunset, as many times as you wish for the 2 days of the pass.
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Ayers Rock Campground

Located within the Ayers Rock Resort, the well-equipped campground is an ideal base from which to experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Desert Gardens Hotel

Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

Emu Walk Apartments

Sheltered behind gardens of native trees and forming a walkway through the heart of the Resort, Emu Walk Apartments are Voyages Ayers Rock Resort's 4 star self contained apartments.
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Bush Yarn at the Circle of Sand

Welcome to the Circle of Sand, the Indigenous heart of Ayers Rock Resort. You will quickly become captivated by the yarns told by an Indigenous storyteller about Aboriginal history, culture and traditional techniques used on the land. Dependant on the season, learn about traditional bushtucker or an Indigenous man’s “survival kit” including weapons such as katjii (hunting spears), tjutinpa (clubs), kali (boomerangs) and miru (spear thrower). Tour duration approx 30 minutes.

Garden Walk - Desert Gardens Hotel

Desert Gardens Hotel is famous for it's magnificent gardens full of local flora, this is an opportunity to learn about the intricacies of an outback garden with an Indigenous guide. Learn how Indigenous people traditionally lived by using the bush for food and medicinal purposes. Alternatively, collect a free Garden Walk Pocket Guide from your hotel reception for a self-guided tour. Tour duration approx. 1 hour.

Interactive Didgeridoo Playing

Listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo while enjoying lunch at the Resort Town Square. Male guests have the opportunity to try it for themselves. You may like to purchase a didgeridoo at the nearby Craftworks and learn with your own instrument. Tour duration approx. 30 minutes. Note: Culturally, the didgeridoo is only played by males. We request your understanding and respect for Indigenous culture during this activity.
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2 Night Weekend Escape

Your 2 night Weekend Escape offers the perfect solution to escape and ensure you are left with a lifetime of memories. Includes the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars, a Kata Tjuta and Uluru sunset tour as well as a camels ride to witness a sunrise that will take your breath away. There is also a host of free Indigenous activities.

3 day Tjungu Itinerary

Staying in a newly refurbished 1 bedroom apartment at Emu Walk Apartments, celebrate the best of Australian Indigenous culture in three majestic days during this lively Indigenous festival. With three signature events included - the ‘Tastes of Tjungu’, a commemorative Indigenous Australians at War Lunch and an elevated view of the Tjungu Fashion Parade and Final Night Concert, as well as a Desert Awakenings sunrise tour that will take you up close to Uluru, you will be well and truly immersed in the magic of this living cultural landscape. This itinerary is suited for adults and children aged 10 and over.

3 day Tjungu Itinerary

Celebrate the best of Australian Indigenous culture in three majestic days during this lively Indigenous festival. With three signature events included - the ‘Tastes of Tjungu’, a commemorative Indigenous Australians at War Lunch and an elevated view of the Tjungu Fashion Parade and Final Night Concert, as well as a Desert Awakenings sunrise tour that will take you up close to Uluru, you will be well and truly immersed in the magic of this living cultural landscape. This itinerary is suited for families with children aged 10 and over.
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