Where to stay in Ayers Rock (Uluru) – A guide to Australia’s desert landscape
Uluru, also known by its English name Ayers Rock, is the largest monolith in the world.
Located in central Australia, it is a symbol of the desert landscape, prized among the biggest attractions within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Uluru is a park that can be enjoyed to the southwest of Alice Springs, in a tour through the aboriginal heart of the island-continent.
In short words, it is a large rock formation, with almost 350 meters high, and installed in the middle of the desert.
Urulu is remarkable when the surface of the monolith changes colors according to the sun’s rays, creating shades that go from bright red to silver.
It is better to visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park during the autumn or winter when the temperatures are not as high.
Several options can be considered when visiting Urulu: Travelling by train from Adelaide to Darwin with a stop in Alice Springs, or by bus, although the most convenient and fastest way is by plane.
Once at the Ayers Rock airport or the Alice Springs airport, you can rent an off-road car to explore the desert.
The best area to stay in the Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) is Yulara, the tourist town, which contains a hotel complex, hostels, camping, restaurants, bars, and shops for all tastes. See accommodation Yulara.
Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Ayers Rock (Uluru), Australia.
The best areas to stay in Ayers Rock (Uluru)
1. Our favourite area: Yulara
Yulara is a city located in the southern region of northern Australia, and about 18 kilometers from Ayers Rock.
Yulara was turned into a hotel area to protect the buildings near the park, so it was equipped with a basic structure to be the main settlement of tourism.
In Yulara, you’ll find unique styles and impressive aboriginal art, as well as unique spaces for total relaxation.
All Yulara is equipped with shops, restaurants, and high-quality services, in order to offer tourists the best opportunities for fun.
Yulara is a little, isolated tourist town, but with the advantage of having good leisure opportunities in bars and hotels of all styles.
In Yulara, the facilities of its hotels guarantee a good stay, which is why we chose it as the best area to stay in the Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock).
Why we love this area for a stay in Ayers Rock (Uluru):
- Close to Uluru
- Best area for sightseeing
- Shops, restaurants and hotels
Accommodation in this area
Outback Pioneer Lodge
The Outback Pioneer Lodge offers accommodation in dormitories with access to an outdoor pool and a shared kitchen. It provides a free shuttle service to the Ayers Rock Airport (also known as the Connellan Airport in Uluru). The transfer service is only available for this airport.from AU$199