Car Hire at Ayers Rock Airport
This information is correct as of October 2015
Visit Uluru and explore the outback with car hire from Ayers Rock Airport. Instead of sticking to a tight coach trip schedule you can take your time and explore the national park at your own pace. The Olgas, King's Canyon, and the harsh beauty of the Red Centre are all at your fingertips when you rent car from Ayers Rock Airport. Compare prices today with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Ayers Rock Airport
Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Apollo and Auto Europe all offer car hire from Ayers Rock Airport.
Petrol stations near Ayers Rock Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are two Shell service stations in Yulara, about ten minutes drive away from the airport.
Driving around Ayers Rock Airport
Lasseter Highway is a few minutes drive away from the airport. The roads in this part of the country are quite small, usually single carriageways. Generally they are fairly quiet too, but do be careful if you need to overtake. Traffic in Australia drives on the left-hand-side of the road, just like in the UK. 70% of Australian cars are automatic, so if you're used to a manual transmission it might take a little while to acclimatise to the controls. Remember to choose a car hire package with a sat-nav system to avoid getting lost.
Getting to your destination
The main reason people fly to Ayers Rock Airport is to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It only takes 25 minutes to drive to Uluru from Ayers Rock Airport. There isn't much else in the area, but we've put together a quick guide to some places where you can base yourself during your trip.
This small town is also known as Ayers Rock Resort, and is a basic service town for people coming to visit Uluru. There are shuttles into the national park and companies offering tours by helicopter and camel.
It takes ten minutes to drive to Yulara from Ayers Rock Airport. There are lots of places to park in the town, and most hotels have their own private car parks for guests. The town can be quite expensive, as it has a monopoly on tourism around Uluru.
This desert town makes a great base for exploring The Red Centre. A good range of museums, natural attractions, and adventure activities make it a buzzing place to spend a few weeks.
Alice Springs is five hours and forty-five minutes drive away from Ayers Rock Airport. Parking is widely available and usually free. Due to the city's remote location, most hotels in Alice Springs have car parking for guests.
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