Visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock) From Alice Springs
By Viator, June 2013
How to Get to Uluru from Alice Springs
By far the easiest way of getting to Uluru from Alice Springs is to organise some kind of tour. Hiring a car and driving yourself is of course an option, however it is necessary to book in advance and there are certain requirements for driving in such a remote location. A shuttle bus from Alice Springs to Uluru is a comfortable way to travel, and an informative guide teaches visitors about the flora, fauna and cultural heritage of the area along the way.
Staying at Uluru
Alice Springs, whilst the gateway to Uluru, is simply too far away to provide a feasible base whilst visiting this amazing site. Deciding where to stay when visiting Uluru isn’t difficult as there are only a few options available. Make sure to book early to ensure both availability and the best price. Multi-day tours around Uluru can offer varied accommodation options as visitors explore the surrounding landscape.
Things to do at Uluru
So you’ve made it to Uluru, but what now? Far and away the most common – and most impressive – of the things to do at Uluru is to witness the sunrise or sunset over this monolith that rises from the desert. Watch as the giant red rock changes colour as the sun grows stronger or weaker. Witness this event on foot, camel back or even helicopter. The nearby rock domes of Kata Tjuta are a popular bushwalking site, or if you prefer to stay closer to home, why not take a base walk around Uluru with an indigenous guide.
Returning to Alice Springs
Many visitors treat Alice Springs as a gateway when they visit Uluru. Don’t make that same mistake! There are plenty of things to do in Alice Springs, and it is a tourist destination in its own right. A historical Telegraph Station, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service are prime attractions within the town, and the Alice Springs Desert Park, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens and famous MacDonnell Ranges showcase the natural beauty of Australia’s desert.
Contributed by Lindsey Hodder
Tours & Tickets
Nothing can prepare you for your first visit to Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Set out on a full day trip from Alice Springs and be awed by the ancient ... Read more
Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 17 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, and sleep under the stars on this two-day outback bush camping tour, ideal if your ... Read more
Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)
Travel by luxury bus on this one way transfer from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn more about the flora and fauna as well as the natural and ... Read more
Alice Springs, concludes Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Need a one-way coach transfer from Uluru to Alice Springs? This luxury shuttle will get you there in six hours, with plenty of sightseeing along the way.
Ayers Rock Resort Hotels, concludes Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)