Airport Rentals has everything you need to explore Uluru with the family, and all for an affordable price. By comparing prices from different car hire companies on various makes and models of vehicle, you’ll be sure to drive away with a suitable set of wheels.
Due to the hot, dry conditions of this south-west area of the Northern Territory, you’ll need a car that can stand up to the task with unlimited kilometres. With years of experience and access to rental companies such as Apollo, Auto Europe, Avis, Hertz and Thrifty, the Airport Rentals team takes away all the hassle of car hire to get you safely on the road sooner.
There’s a mystical pull in the air at Ayers Rock that has to be felt to be believed. This sandstone slab sits alone amongst a vast flat land, stretching 350 metres skyward and dwarfing everything around it in all directions. The attraction was named Ayers Rock in the 1870s after the South Australian Chief Secretary, Henry Ayers, but there is evidence that suggests Aboriginals had inhabited the area for 10,000 years before that.
You can walk around it, climb up it, fly over, visit as the sun rises or as the sun sets - there is simply no wrong way to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. A stroll around the base is roughly 10 kilometres, so it’s not recommended to attempt this in summer when record highs can push up to 50 degrees Celsius, and average temperatures sit at around 38 degrees. For this reason, April through to July can be a good time to visit, when daytime temperatures are warm but not stiflingly hot.
A popular experience for families is a camel tour, where you and the whole clan can take a guided trek in the same style as the original pioneers of the region. Tours are available year round and offer sunrise and sunset excursions.
About Ayers Rock airport
The closest airport to Uluru is just a 20-minute drive away and is also known as the Connellan Airport. It is situated in the township of Yulara, and due to its small size and single terminal is very easy to navigate. There are food, drink and travel supplies to be found at the airport, but more amenities are in Yulara itself. Alice Springs is the closest city to Uluru. Go there if you want to stock up on food before heading to the Outback. If you wish to explore other parts of Australia, you could take a plane to Darwin, Sydney or Melbourne.
You have a huge selection available to you with AirportRentals.com when it comes to picking a car rental at Ayers Rock Airport.
A range of big car rental brands are there for you to choose from, with an array of late model vehicles on offer. Picking up directly from a supplier at Ayers Rock airport ensures that you’ll be off the plane, into your rental car and on your way ASAP!
On Airport Brands:
Look for Avis Car Rental in the Ayers Rock Airport Terminal Building, NT 0872. Avis has a generous selection of late model vehicles available. Opt for a Station Wagon to carry all your camping gear or choose Economy for great savings. These are just a few of many options available with Avis.
Look for Hertz Car Rental in the Ayers Rock Airport Terminal Building, NT 0872. They have an array of late model vehicles on offer, from Full Size Sedans to beefy SUVs and Full Size 4WDs to get you around the outback.
Look for Thrifty Car Rental in the Ayers Rock Airport Terminal Building, NT 0872. Pick up an Economy model or go big with their Wagons and Vans - Thrifty’s large range of late model vehicles will make it easy to find what you need.
You’ll be able to find Auto Europe Car Rental under Avis, Hertz or Thrifty, but keep an eye out for this brand: you can usually score some pretty great deals with Auto Europe.
Apollo Car Rental is serviced by Hertz, although payment and terms & conditions are different. It’s worth reading these as (depending on the time of year) they can be the best deal out there.