I am coming over to Oz in Aug or 10 days for my first visit, landing in Sydney. Want to spend about 6 days there first doing the city and maybe Hunter Valley/Blue Mountains etc. Then thinking to fly to Uluru for Ayers Rock. So iconic and I may not be back for a long time if ever. Is it worth it? I gather it is very expensive; tho we r not on a totally budget trip I don't like being ripped off. Is 2 nights long enough or do we need longer? I think the flight lands in the morning so we'd get half of the first day. We could stay longer and hire a car? Is there anywhere else to drive to from Ayers Rock or should we keep it simple? Advice MUCH appreciated.
Is it possible to drive around the base of Uluru ? Like maybe do a mix of drive and walk around the base.
I am planning a 2 to 3 days visit in early july, with my 2 young children (8 and 6) and I find it hard to choose between an organised tour, the uluru express shuttle or just hire a car : I am not sure my kids could do the long walks in the time imparted by most of the organized tours but I would like them to do more than watch the sunset and take a photo !
Travelling from Sydney to Uluru and return in Jan 2015 with my partner and two teenage boys 14 & 15. AM I MAD?
Is it safe to sleep in a motor home on the side of the road? Also, any tips or suggestions on where to stay and where not to stay, and anything the boys might be interested in would be greatfully accepted. Thank you.
what are natural hazards that occur?
Which is the better option - guided or self-guided tour?
Is there any coach going directly to Ayers Rock Uluru from Sydney? Any details please
or from Perth?
Hi Myself and my 23 year old daughter will be in Adelaide early May. We have 3 days for Uluru and Olgas before heading back to Adelaide. Im a little confused and would hugely appreciate advice:
Are there direct flights to Uluru from Adelaide?
Can one hire a car in Yulara?
We love camping but won't have tents. Can we hire in Yulara? Is there a decent backpackers as an alternative?
Can anyone tell me approximately what time the bus returns to the hotel on Day 4 of the "Rock and Rail" package on the Ghan? We wish to do the "Sounds of Silence" dinner, which requires pick-up one hour before sunset, and I don't know if we'll be back in time. According to the brochure, Day 4 involves:
1. Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru, which takes about 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
2. Visit Cultural Centre and Arts and Crafts Co-op.
3. Guided walk to Mutitjulu waterhole; view cave paintings
4. Tour base of Uluru and discover Mala walk. (Does "discover" mean we actually do the Mala walk? How long is it?)
Seems like an awful lot to cover. Would we be back in time to leave one hour before sunset for the dinner?
I am backpacking around Australia and just received a note from my Dad saying that he intends on joining me from the UK to see Uluru. Any tips on whether to go to Alice Springs or direct to Uluru as I gather you can fly with Qantas. Also, any tips on where we should stay? Obviously he's not a backpacker or fan of camping so those 2 options are out.
Any advice would be much appreciated
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 email@example.com. 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.