Getting to and experiencing Uluru from Alice Springs

It wouldn’t be a trip to the heart of Australia, without a trip to Uluru. Depending on how long you’re planning to visit the area, you can opt to travel from Alice Springs to Uluru in many different ways.

With roads directly connecting Alice Springs to Uluru, take a tour or choose to travel alone by car. Spend some time exploring the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, about 450 kilometres from Alice Springs. Uluru is the largest monolith in the world and a very sacred place. As of October 2019, climbing Uluru will be banned. These iconic rock formations are said to hold ancient wisdom and diverse animal life. Learn about Anangu culture and explore the many walks in the area. Some of the best places to watch the sunset include the Lungkata walk, Kantju Gorge or Talinguru Nyakunytjaku.

Driving from Alice Springs to Uluru is one of the best ways to absorb the incredible scenery and get a sense of the unique atmosphere surrounding. The roads are sealed so you won’t need a 4WD and you can make the most of the sites along the way like the Finke River, Mt Connor and Stuarts Well. The trip is about five hours and forty-five minutes one way, therefore expect to stay the night on arrival, or stop along the way to make the most of the journey.

For a more relaxing experience take one of the many-guided tours to Uluru, with a choice of one-day tours, or three-day trips, depending on your travel style. Keep in mind that the one-day tour is about 18 hours in total, therefore come prepared for a big day of travelling. For an alternative option, take a coach transfer from Alice Springs to Uluru, which will drop you off and leave you to adventure on your own.

No matter which way you choose to experience to Uluru, whether it’s a tour, by coach or in your very own car, spend at least a night there and experience the wonders of the incredible Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.