I am looking for a 3 day camping in swags tour beginning and ending at Ayers Rock airport. Is there anything available that would fit that itinerary? Thank you!
Myself and 3 kids age 12,10 and 8 yrs are taking a slow drive across to Perth from Melbourne. I will be on my own as hubby is in Perth already, we have no time limits and would really like to do a trip up to Uluru and back down before crossing to Perth. My question please for anybody who has done Adelaide-Uluru section, is it safe for a woman and kids to do this? My car is AWD and 3 yrs old, hopefully should not break down. Is there enough passing traffic to help if there is a car problem?Thank you
Ill be in the Gold Coast for a week at the end of August. I really want to go see Uluru. Flying looks like the only option. What are the best airports to fly in and out of? Best places to stay in Uluru? Rent a car from Alice Springs? Any info would be great! :)
Hi, my name is carolina, i am looking for sharing a car to do uluru and soroundings by the 10 to the 17 july, 2013, anybody interested? My mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. thank you
Myself and my co-worker are taking 6(max) kids on a driving/camping adventure from Melbourne to Uluru beginning June 28th until Sunday 7th July. These kids are on their Learners.. what would be the best route and are there any nice stops/attractions to see on the way!!
Any information would be a great help as this planning stuff is very overwhelming!!
I'm planning a trip to Australia in May and am hoping to visit Uluru and the surrounding area and then travel to Broome to do a tour to Darwin.
The travel agents are telling me the best option is to either fly to Broome or do a tour up to Darwin, do the Darwin to Broome tour in reverse and fly out of Broome (via Perth) back home. Does anyone know of a better way I could see everything? I was hoping there would be a circular tour that left Darwin and returned to Darwin visiting the Kimberleys etc on the way but as yet I haven't found any.
Thanks for your help.
we are in Australia in August going from Sydney to Perth in a Campervan, and would love the diversion to Uluru.
So, can i ask what the road is like from Adelaide to Uluru, gas stations (are they frequent?), how long in a camper van is the drive? and lastly and most important i suppose, can anyone recommend any good camp grounds for a single night? (i think 1 night will do it as we are rather nomadic and we are on a limited time to get back to the coast road and Perth.
Any help and advice appreciated.
What do you recommend for 2 days at Uluru-Kata. We are arriving at mid day may 19 and leaving 2;30 PM the 21. We are a group of 6 , one young adult, a 75 years lady and 2 couples in their late 40. We are going to rent a car at the air port . Thanks Wmde
Myself and son will be in ayers rock resort for 2 nights in may.
we have booked a sunrise tour and base walk and a sunset tour.
On last day we do not fly out until 14.35hrs so would like to go back to uluru for the morning poss rock climb.
The shuttle costs45 each i think quite expensive.does anyone know how close to the rock it stops.
Thinking may be cheaper or about the same to hire a car for day but not sure how close you can park to the rock.
Anyone know how long it would take to walk.
Hi everyone :)
I'm travelling to Australia with my mum and sister in January. Me an my mum have both been to Uluru before but my sister haven't so we would like to show her some of the real Australian dessert and Uluru.
We are short on time, and we are having trouble finding a tour that would either depart from Uluru and finish in Alice spring or reverse without it beeing an AAT kings tour and not being much longer than 2 or 3 days. We would like to get to see as much as possible and not sit in a bus the intire time, but would rather not join one of the backpacker tours. We have considered flying in tho Uluru and then on our own do the basewalk and then watch the sunset, and then on our way back join a tour that lets us see the sunrise and Kings Canyon and then finishes in Alice Springs.
Would it be easier to everything on our own or do you have any suggestions for tour companies we might join? Neither of us have a drivers license so self drive is not an option :)
Any suggestions would be very helpful! Thanks!
Does anyone know how I can get the "An Insight Into Uluru - self-guided walks" booklet? I did not realize that it existed when I went to the Cultural Center or I would have gotten one then. An electronic copy would be fine. I am just trying to figure out the things I saw on the walks that I took.
Hi. Is it worth the cost & distance to travel all the way to Uluru? I checked the plane fare Melbourne-Alice Springs & Ayers Rock -Cairns & found it very expensive at almost500 per pax. We also checked the Alice Springs-Cairns & didn't find quite a difference. The 3-day tour from Alice Springs for WestMc, Kings Canyon & Uluru costs750 per head. There's cheaper camping option but my husband don't like to sleep in a swag. We're 2 pax so that means2500 for both of us. I've been thinking of skipping this part of our trip due to the high cost. Any advise will be appreciated. Am thinking of hiring a car & after doing some rough computations, find that it is cheaper but there is not much difference. Correct me if am wrong. The plane fare is what puts me off. I know that the rock is an icon & it would be a pity to miss it. It is in my original plan. I have 19 days for this trip covering Melbourne, Alice Springs, Cairns & Sydney. Am from the Philippines. If am skipping Alice, what would be a nice replacement or is Melbourne/Cairns/Sydney enough for the 19 days? Thanks.
I'm planning a shoestring travel by myself to the northern territory and would like to enjoy my christmas visiting Alice Springs/Uluru for a week.
Shoestring meaning backpack with a camera of course :-)
I've check the web for getting to NT/Uluru and flying seems to be the cheapest (around100 each way).
I've checked accommodation and it looks reasonable. I'm guessing that the15-$25 ones require your own tent, I won't be bringing a tent so will just go for a hostel or cheap hotel :
So my questions:
1. How do I get to Yulara from Alice Spring airport?
2. Is 2-3 days long enough for Uluru considering that I'll spend the entire time around taking photos and walking around?
3. What other places can I visit for photography?
4. Any advice for extensive walking and travelling around the area? Any cream or protection that I need to consider?
5. It seems like renting my own car would be the best way to travel, how much do they go for per day? Is it possible to rent a Ferrari? Just kidding lol
I'm not planning on climbing the rock, but will be keen to bushwalk and take photos mostly, that would be the highlight of my trip.
I look forward to your advice, thanks!
what are some ways in which you can share information with tourist in a way that respects the local aboriginal community?and how do you think that can manage this?
My flight arrives at 9:10 am in Alice Springs and most buses to the resort depart at 7 pm. Is there a later option? I can't drive to there since I can't drive on the left and would be hard to manage on my own.
Will be here 2 nights....With limited choices, Sails in The Desert seems like the pick...Differential in cost from others is minimal, however, IS IT the best choice????
We plan to drive motorhome from darwin to uluru from 8 - 17 july 2010?
We book campground at ayers rock resort already for 2 nighs.
Need some help to see the sunset/sunrise at uluru.
Can we drive the motorhome to see the sunrise/sunset ourself?
is it allowed to drive there with motorhome 2WD?
Or should we joint the tour for sunset or sunrise?
Because I check the tour price is quite high and we are 4 people in total.
Thanks all before hand.
This is a strange sort of a question but I hope someone can help.
I am hoping to get hold of some photos anyone may have taken while climbing Uluru on Saturday 24th April.
I know the date is very specific and there is a reason for this. My Dad died climbing Uluru that day and we have a few photos he took before it happened but I thought I would see if I could come across him in any photos anyone else may have taken.
I know its a long shot but if anyone has photos with people in them and are happy to share then I would be extremely appreciative. I don't really know why I am asking but I just have a need to know more about his last achievement.
we are traveling from melbourne with a camper trailer in tow and 3 young boys under 7 yrs. wanting to see uluru, the olgas, kings canyon and anything else anyone thinks is suitable for a family with a 17 month old and camping.
We would also like to stay at alice springs for a couple of days. we will also be stopping at coober pedy on the way up and back to re energize and have alook at this amazing place.
My main question is regarding the time we should allow for staying at each one of these locations.
We were thinking 2 nights at coober pedy,uluru,kings canyon and alice springs and 1 night everywhere else for rests. we have estimated 14 days round trip.
Do you think this is enough? looking at around late june early july. Do we need summer and winter clothing?
thanks for your help in advance
I'm from Malaysia and I'm going to hav a backpack travel to Alice Spring & Uluru.
I wonder there's any low budget way to get to Alice Spring from Adelaide?
And is it possible to hav a view at Ayers Rock by not joining any tours?
There is any free camping area nearby Ayers Rock?
Me and my friends are planning to rent a camper van and have a road trip to Uluru from Melbourne. I know is a BIG trip but we want to do it, we have been thinking of driving to Adelaide and the from there to (maybe) Alice Spring and then to the big rock! Well, we also want to stop in kings canyon or something like that. The true is that we do not have a clear idea of how to drive or where to drive, and what to do. Could someone give me some tips or a route to drive please, and roughly how many days (and tanks of petrol) we will nedd?
Thank you so much.
I'll be in the resort pioneer hotel from 25th of july til 27th. on the 26th, we'll rent a car to go from the resort to the ayers rock, the price they ask by buses or tout is completly crazy, so if during that time, people are intersted by sharing the car please write ;-))we didn't plan yet our day, so you'e welcome to come and proposing...
see you up on the road
we're looking to hire a car from Alice Springs and spend a week visiting the sites of the Red Centre; Uluru, The Olgas, Kings Canyon etc. We'll porbably take a tour to visit Palm valley as i hear the road is mainly unpaved but for the rest of the sites, what would be a suitable car for the roadways? Is a 4WD absolutely essential and indispensable? or will a good medium size car suffice? i ask because i'm assuming that coach loads of people are visiting these sites and if coaches can take these roads, perhaps so too can a normal car? is this an incorrect assumption?
p.s. We'll be camping at most locations
We plan to drive next year from Brisbane to Uluru. What is the best route and how long will it take? We have 3 weeks at the most. Is this enough time to drive there and back and see everything properly including stuff like the stockmans hall of fame along the way??
I have LIMITED time! :(
Do you think this is feasible? Maybe I am Crazy?
Day 1 Fly Into Uluru, sunset at the Rock (maybe stargazing tour, or sound of silence dinner)
Day 2 Sunrise at the Rock, free walking tour (10am)
Head to Olgas late afternoon- hiking/sunset
Day 3 Off to Kings Canyon (self drive or is there a tour?)
Day 4 Head back to Uluru and Fly out.
1. I KNOW it will be hot in February (I am from Texas, so I'm used to the heat!). But will the rain affect the sunrise/sunset views, or hiking experiences??
2. Can I Do The Rock AND Olgas in the SAME day?? (will rent a car if need to)
3. Any suggestions on where to stay in Uluru and Kings Canyon? There are 3 of us in our 20s/30s, willing to camp, Cheapest Option!
4. Would you make any changes in my itinerary? :(
as some of you know I'm leaving to Oz tomorrow. YAYAYAYAYYY :)
My first days will be from Alice Springs to Uluru. I just checked a couple of weather forecast sites and..... I see rain!! WHAT? I'm going to the desert and it will be raining??
At least I hope these are short showers, not raining all day. Anyone here has local info? What I should expect?
I am planning a trip to Australia in November with leg out to Ayers Rock. I arrive on the first day around noon, have a full second day, and leave mid morning on the third. Is it too much to try to cram in Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon in that period of time?
Since I am travelling solo, I was thinking joining the various day tours would be the best options, but my research has been a challenge as they are quite confusing and some start and end at various locations. Perhaps a rental car would suit my schedule better? I'm from the States, so driving on the left kinda freaks me out, lol...
Any experiences or tips to share would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
I am planning a trip to Ayers Rock and Alice Springs from end of August and would love to get your advice as to how I should plan this trip. I planned to drive there on a one way rental from Sydney in a small car (4wd is harder to rent), which allows me to explore the outback towns and scenery, before flying back on conclusion of the trip.
So, my very rough plan so far are below, with questions needing advice. Hope you guys can give me some helpful tips:
Sat: Start of the crazy drive early, overnight stay at Nyngan or Cobar, or even Broken hill.
- Is there anything worth to stop and see between dubbo and broken hill?
Sun: Drive and stop at Broken Hill for mine tour, then check out the town before drive onto Port Augusta for overnight stay.
- Which mine is open on sundays and worth the visit?
- Anything else of interest in Broken Hill besides the mine?
- Anything to do in Port Augusta during the day?
Mon: Drive to Woomera and perhaps Roxby Downs for the BHP mine tour, then drive onto Coober Pedy for overnight stay.
- I am not entirely sure of the mine tour and what to do in this town, please advise.
Tues: Go for an opal mine tour, then check out their underground houses (do they open to the public?), before heading to Ayers Rock.
- Is there any petrol station in between Coober Pedy and Ayers Rock?
- Is there any stops recommended between Coober Pedy and Ayers Rock to see?
- Is there any cheaper motel style accommodation slightly further from their main hotel hub in Ayers Rock?
Wed: Entire day in Ayers Rock/Kata Tjuta to climb, walk around and watch sunset.
- Any other activities worth recommending?
- Is there anything similar to "Sound of Silence" dinner in terms of experience without the steep price tag?
- Is sunrise worth to see in Ayers Rock?
- Is there any threat of wild animals on the roads to drive at night in this dessert area? If not, considering to stay overnight at Kings Canyon driving after sunset.
Thurs: Entire day at Kings Canyon
- Is sunset worth to stay for? If not, depart for Alice Springs for overnight stay
- Is there any cheaper motel style accommodation slightly further from their main hotel hub in Kings Canyon?
Fri: Entire day at Alice Springs
Sat: Might consider joining a tour to Palm Valley/West Macdonnell Ranges OR West Macdonnell Ranges/Simpson Gap/Standley Chasm/Glen Helen
- Which tour is better? Is it easy to find if I don't join tour?
Sun: Morning at Alice, Afternoon flying home.
- I know there are national park fees for Ayers Rock. Is there another fee to Kings Canyon too?
- Is it worth to see the meteorite crater? If so, which tour company has tours for it?
- Any other areas worth visiting that I left out?
- Any other ideas how to keep cost down.
Thanks so much in advance!
P.S. Please email me to register your interest if you would like to join us.
We're spending 3 weeks of feb next year in Australia touring round and while we thought this was a long time we have quickly come to realise how vast a country it is.
We've put together most of our schedule now but are debating whether to do Uluru or Melbourne. We don't really like any of the available accomodation at Uluru (other than the extortionate Longitude 131) and the only other city we're doing is, obviously, Sydney.
Anyone's input would be appreciate - basically, is it worth the time out getting there?
I'm arriving in Sydney around 6am from London. Then I can fly to Uluru or to Alice Springs (I plan to stay a few days in the area). The first day I will probably just be able to wander around until is a decent time for going to bed... where will be better?
I thought it would be nice to see the sunset at Uluru but I read the hotels are actually far away from the rock. Is there actually some views, o something (relaxed) to do?
maybe stying in AS would be better for me?
I may be driving or taking a tour on the next day to explore the area for 3-4 days (asked in a different post)