Location - Uluru
AYERS ROCK RESORT, ULURU
Ayers Rock Resort's remote location offers delegates a sense of clarity that only comes with distance. Located at the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Australia's Northern Territory, the Resort is easily accessible from all capital cities.
ULURU & KATA TJUTA
Ancient rock formations soar hundreds of metres into the desert sky, surrounded by the Red Centre’s unique wildlife and spirit of the Anangu people’s Tjukurpa.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park expands across more than 327,414 acres of Australia’s desert outback and is home to two of the world’s most iconic rock formations.
Sunset and sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta are spectacular, with the colours at both sites becoming more vibrant and ever changing. Uluru and Kata Tjuta have significant meaning to Aboriginal people. They both form an important focus of their spiritual life.
Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal land. The park is jointly managed by its Anangu traditional owners and Parks Australia. The park is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area for both its natural and cultural values.
Both Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly daily directly into Ayers Rock Airport from Sydney. Jetstar has a 4 weekly return service from Melbourne Tullamarine to Ayers Rock Airport (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)
Qantas operates daily flights to Ayers Rock Airport via Alice Springs from Sydney. Qantas also offers direct flights from Cairns and Alice Springs.
All three airlines offer connecting flights from most capital cities to Ayers Rock Airport.
International guests may like to consider a Qantas Aussie AirPass for a more convenient way to include Ayers Rock (Uluru) in their itinerary.
Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Resort is a 1 hour flight or a 4.5 hour drive (450kms).
Contact the Voyages Travel Centre for accommodation, flight, touring, car hire and travel insurance quotes on 1300 134 044 (+612 8296 8010) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complimentary return coach transfers from Ayers Rock Airport to Voyages Ayers Rock Resort meet every scheduled flight. The return transfer to Ayers Rock Resort Airport collects you from your hotel approximately 2 hours prior to flight departure please check with reception for exact departure times.
Ayers Rock Airport, Yulara (Connellan Airport)
Ayers Rock Airport is conveniently located just six kilometres from Voyages Ayers Rock Resort (10 minutes travel).
Uluru is situated near the centre of a semi-arid desert, which most people would associate with a hot and dry climate. However, it surprises - in that the temperature can vary so dramatically. Temperatures can range from 5° C in July to 37° C in January.
What classifies a desert is the amount of rainfall it receives. On average Uluru-Kata Tjuta receives approximately 308mm (12 inches) per year. Not much at all. So you should consider it lucky if you get to see Uluru in the rain.
Desert climate, average temperatures range from approximately 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) in winter to 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in summer.
For overseas visitors, Australian winter months are June, July, August and summer months are December, January and February.
Daytime temperatures during summer can exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Guests should ensure they pack sunscreen and a hat.