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What are the best things to do in Uluru?
Uluru Base Walk
Take in Ayers Rock from every angle by completing the 10-kilometre Uluru Base Walk. The trail circles the base of the monolith and passes several landmarks, including Kantju Gorge, Kuniya Piti, Mutitjulu Waterhole, and various examples of rock art. Guided tours of the walk are available if you’re interested in learning the history behind Uluru and its significance to the Anangu people. It’s best to start the Uluru Base Walk early in the morning, particularly if you travel on flights to Uluru between October and March. Watch sunrise over the rock, then begin the hike straight after.
Ayers Rock is the most famous landmark to see while holidaying on return flights to the Red Centre around Uluru, but it’s not the only sight to have on your itinerary. The national park is also home to Kata Tjuta, which is often referred to as the Olgas. Kata Tjuta features a series of domed rock formations in the same rust-red colour as Uluru. There are several Kata Tjuta hiking trails to explore while holidaying on cheap flights to Uluru, including the 7.4-kilometre Valley of the Winds walk and 2.6-kilometre Walpa Gorge walk. The domes of Kata Tjuta are always an impressive sight, but especially during sunrise and sunset when they take on a bright red glow.
Sounds of Silence
Book a spot at the Sounds of Silence dinner for a special evening while holidaying on flights to Uluru. The experience begins with sparkling wine and canapes as the sun sets over Uluru, then guests are treated to a three-course dinner. The meal showcases authentic flavours of the Outback with dishes like paprika-rubbed kangaroo and lamb and wattleseed sausages. A traditional didgeridoo performance and a guided narration about the Outback sky round out the evening.
What is the cost of visiting Uluru?
Ayers Rock Resort is the only official accommodation option available to book in conjunction with cheap flights to Uluru. The resort offers seven accommodation options that range in price from budget-friendly camping to luxury suites. A campsite costs $43 AUD ($46.40 NZD) per night, while a deluxe suite costs $1,100 AUD ($1,186.15 NZD). Middle-of-the-range rooms cost around $300 AUD ($323.50 NZD) per night.
Hiring a car is the best way to get around while holidaying on return flights to Uluru. Reserve a car with Webjet to pick up from Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ) once your flights to Uluru Ayers Rock get in. Rental car prices start from about $50 NZD per day.
Three-day entry into Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park costs $38 AUD ($41 NZD) for adults, while kids and teens under 18 visit for free. Those looking to spend more than three days there while holidaying on cheap flights to Uluru can also get a pass for $50 AUD ($53.90 NZD) that’s valid for a whole year.
There are plenty of exciting activities to have on your radar when you book tickets to Uluru. The popular Sounds of Silence dinner costs $230 AUD ($248 NZD) for adults and $115 AUD ($124 NZD) for kids. Camel rides are a cool way to see Uluru in style. The 90-minute daytime rides cost $80 AUD ($86.30 NZD), while longer sunrise and sunset camel rides are $135 AUD ($145.60 NZD). The Field of Light installation is a unique nighttime activity for visitors who book airfare to Uluru. Passes start from $44 AUD ($47.45 NZD) for adults and $31 AUD ($33.45 NZD) for children.
When is the best time to visit Uluru?
There are two main seasons to plan around when booking tickets to Uluru. First is the hot, dry season, which lasts from October to March. Days are very hot and sunny, with temperatures regularly exceeding 35°C. Carry plenty of water and sunscreen with you if you book return flights to Uluru during this time. Also start hikes early – trails often close after 11am before temperatures reach their highest. You may also experience the occasional rainstorm during this season. The lightning of Outback storms looks very impressive, and the extra rain sometimes causes waterfalls to cascade down the sides of Uluru. October to March is the low season, so it’s the best time to book airfare to Uluru if you’re looking to avoid crowds and score a hotel bargain.
The cool season between April and September is the most popular time of year to book flights into Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ). Temperatures often fall between 20° and 25°C during the day and can dip to about 4°C at night. The cool weather and low chance of rain make this season perfect for hikes and long walks. Consider booking flights to Uluru for travel at the end of the cool season to see gorgeous wildflowers in bloom around the national park.
When is The Best Time to Visit Ayers Rock?
The best time to visit Ayers Rock is during the cooler months of May to September. The lower temperatures make it more comfortable and safe to walk around Uluru. The colours of the rock are also more vibrant, and you're more likely to see the local wildlife.
The only catch is that its high season. The crowds visiting Uluru skyrocket the prices for accommodation and flights. If you want to save money, try booking your trip a few months in advance.
In the summer months (December to February), temperatures often reach highs of 36C or more. If you're planning a trip during this time, it's advised to visit Uluru in the early morning to beat the heat of the midday sun. You'll also need to carry plenty of water with you to avoid dehydration.
But if you don't mind the warm weather, you'll find that these months are the most affordable time to visit. Hotels often discount their room rates due to the slump in tourism, and you'll have better luck finding airfare deals.
Airports in Ayers Rock
Ayers Rock Airport
Ayers Rock Airport (also known as Connellan Airport) is a 20-minute drive from Uluru. The airport serves domestic flights to Sydney, Alice Springs, Cairns and Melbourne with regional airlines Jetstar Airways, QantasLink and Virgin Australia.
Getting To and From Kalgoorlie Airport
There are no taxis that operate from Kalgoorlie Airport. The only way to get to your hotel is to hire a car or take the free shuttle buses.
The complimentary buses follow a circular route to the Ayers Rock Resort. The service leaves the airport every 20-minutes from 10:40 a.m. to 12:30 a.m and stops at all hotels, campgrounds and the visitor's centre.
If you want to have more freedom getting around, you can hire a car. Avis, Hertz and Thrifty all operate from the airport, and you can choose from a range of vehicles.