Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is the spiritual heart of Australia’s Red Centre. Located in the Northern Territory, Uluru is about 440 kilometres away from Alice Springs. There are plenty of ways you can get to Uluru - you can fly, drive or join a tour.
You can fly into our airport, called Ayers Rock Airport at Yulara. Both Qantas and Virgin Blue fly into Ayers Rock Resort. It’s about a 45 minute flight from Alice Springs.
There are complimentary return coach transfers from Ayers Rock Airport to Ayers Rock Resort that meet every scheduled flight. The airport is about six kilometres from the resort, or about a 10 minute drive. For more information on flying in click here.
Lots of people choose to explore Australia’s outback at their own pace by driving the Northern Territory’s famous Red Centre Way. This gives you a chance to explore Uluru, Kings Canyon, the West MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs.
It takes about four and a half hours to drive from Alice Springs to Uluru.
You can hire a car at Ayers Rock Airport or at Alice Springs Airport if you don’t have your own vehicle. It’s strongly recommended you organise car hire in advance of your trip. For more information on car hire click here.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is open all year round. The park closes at night and opens:
- 5.00 am - 9.00 pm during December, January, February
- 5.30 am - 8.30 pm during March
- 5.30 am - 8.00 pm during April
- 6.00 am - 7.30 pm during May
- 6.30 am - 7.30 pm during June, July
- 6.00 am - 7.30 pm during August
- 5.30 am - 7.30 pm during September
- 5.00 am - 8.00 pm during October
- 5.00 am - 8.30 pm during November
- Park administration is open 8.00 am - 4.30 pm daily.