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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 07, 2017
Can Ulure be experienced withotu bookin gone of the tours available  (1 Answer)

We have 2 nights, 21/2 days booked in Uluru in FEB. Is it possible to get close to 'the rock' amd experience what Ulury has to offer without booking one pf the many tours available?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2015
Phone Service  (2 Answers)

Do you know how vodaphone service is?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 05, 2014
Tour Help!  (2 Answers)

We are looking for a tour leaving on a Thurs afternoon from Alice springs for 2 nights then returning to Alice Springs. Are there any like this?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2014
Where to use toilets?  (5 Answers)

I have to use the toilets quite frequently and am concerned about this when I'm out on the hiking tours at Uluru. Are there places one can use toilets there? Thanks :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2014
How many days should I spend in Ayers Rock?  (10 Answers)

I am coming over to Oz in Aug or 10 days for my first visit, landing in Sydney. Want to spend about 6 days there first doing the city and maybe Hunter Valley/Blue Mountains etc. Then thinking to fly to Uluru for Ayers Rock. So iconic and I may not be back for a long time if ever. Is it worth it? I gather it is very expensive; tho we r not on a totally budget trip I don't like being ripped off. Is 2 nights long enough or do we need longer? I think the flight lands in the morning so we'd get half of the first day. We could stay longer and hire a car? Is there anywhere else to drive to from Ayers Rock or should we keep it simple? Advice MUCH appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 23, 2014
self drive tour of uluru and the olgas  (3 Answers)

Hello
Is it possible to drive around the base of Uluru ? Like maybe do a mix of drive and walk around the base.

I am planning a 2 to 3 days visit in early july, with my 2 young children (8 and 6) and I find it hard to choose between an organised tour, the uluru express shuttle or just hire a car : I am not sure my kids could do the long walks in the time imparted by most of the organized tours but I would like them to do more than watch the sunset and take a photo !


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 12, 2014
Suggestions, tips etc  (4 Answers)

Travelling from Sydney to Uluru and return in Jan 2015 with my partner and two teenage boys 14 & 15. AM I MAD?
Is it safe to sleep in a motor home on the side of the road? Also, any tips or suggestions on where to stay and where not to stay, and anything the boys might be interested in would be greatfully accepted. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2014
Uluru - Kata Tjuta  (7 Answers)

what are natural hazards that occur?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2014
Guided Tour or self-guided tour  (3 Answers)

Which is the better option - guided or self-guided tour?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2014
Going to Ayers Rock  (7 Answers)

Hi
Is there any coach going directly to Ayers Rock Uluru from Sydney? Any details please
or from Perth?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2014
Uluru and Olgas  (7 Answers)

Hi Myself and my 23 year old daughter will be in Adelaide early May. We have 3 days for Uluru and Olgas before heading back to Adelaide. Im a little confused and would hugely appreciate advice:
Are there direct flights to Uluru from Adelaide?
Can one hire a car in Yulara?
We love camping but won't have tents. Can we hire in Yulara? Is there a decent backpackers as an alternative?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2014
Rock and Rail package on the Ghan  (1 Answer)

Can anyone tell me approximately what time the bus returns to the hotel on Day 4 of the "Rock and Rail" package on the Ghan? We wish to do the "Sounds of Silence" dinner, which requires pick-up one hour before sunset, and I don't know if we'll be back in time. According to the brochure, Day 4 involves:
1. Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru, which takes about 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
2. Visit Cultural Centre and Arts and Crafts Co-op.
3. Guided walk to Mutitjulu waterhole; view cave paintings
4. Tour base of Uluru and discover Mala walk. (Does "discover" mean we actually do the Mala walk? How long is it?)

Seems like an awful lot to cover. Would we be back in time to leave one hour before sunset for the dinner?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2014
Fly direct to Uluru or Alice Springs?  (2 Answers)

I am backpacking around Australia and just received a note from my Dad saying that he intends on joining me from the UK to see Uluru. Any tips on whether to go to Alice Springs or direct to Uluru as I gather you can fly with Qantas. Also, any tips on where we should stay? Obviously he's not a backpacker or fan of camping so those 2 options are out.

Any advice would be much appreciated

Kirsty


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 27, 2013
Uluru tours  (4 Answers)

I am looking for a 3 day camping in swags tour beginning and ending at Ayers Rock airport. Is there anything available that would fit that itinerary? Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 10, 2013
Safe to drive  (10 Answers)

Myself and 3 kids age 12,10 and 8 yrs are taking a slow drive across to Perth from Melbourne. I will be on my own as hubby is in Perth already, we have no time limits and would really like to do a trip up to Uluru and back down before crossing to Perth. My question please for anybody who has done Adelaide-Uluru section, is it safe for a woman and kids to do this? My car is AWD and 3 yrs old, hopefully should not break down. Is there enough passing traffic to help if there is a car problem?Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2013
Gold Coast to Uluru - Best Bet for a Week  (3 Answers)

Ill be in the Gold Coast for a week at the end of August. I really want to go see Uluru. Flying looks like the only option. What are the best airports to fly in and out of? Best places to stay in Uluru? Rent a car from Alice Springs? Any info would be great! :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 01, 2013
share car for urulu and soroundings dates 10 uo to 17 july 2013  (2 Answers)

Hi, my name is carolina, i am looking for sharing a car to do uluru and soroundings by the 10 to the 17 july, 2013, anybody interested? My mail is [email]. thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2013
BIG TRIP AHEAD!!  (5 Answers)

Hello there,
Myself and my co-worker are taking 6(max) kids on a driving/camping adventure from Melbourne to Uluru beginning June 28th until Sunday 7th July. These kids are on their Learners.. what would be the best route and are there any nice stops/attractions to see on the way!!

Any information would be a great help as this planning stuff is very overwhelming!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 16, 2013
Uluru to Broome  (5 Answers)

I'm planning a trip to Australia in May and am hoping to visit Uluru and the surrounding area and then travel to Broome to do a tour to Darwin.
The travel agents are telling me the best option is to either fly to Broome or do a tour up to Darwin, do the Darwin to Broome tour in reverse and fly out of Broome (via Perth) back home. Does anyone know of a better way I could see everything? I was hoping there would be a circular tour that left Darwin and returned to Darwin visiting the Kimberleys etc on the way but as yet I haven't found any.

Thanks for your help.
Lisa


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2012
major advice needed for a camper van trip to Uluru from Adelaide  (5 Answers)

Hi everyone,
we are in Australia in August going from Sydney to Perth in a Campervan, and would love the diversion to Uluru.

So, can i ask what the road is like from Adelaide to Uluru, gas stations (are they frequent?), how long in a camper van is the drive? and lastly and most important i suppose, can anyone recommend any good camp grounds for a single night? (i think 1 night will do it as we are rather nomadic and we are on a limited time to get back to the coast road and Perth.

Any help and advice appreciated.
cheers
Dave


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2012
two half days and one full day at Uluru-Kata  (5 Answers)

What do you recommend for 2 days at Uluru-Kata. We are arriving at mid day may 19 and leaving 2;30 PM the 21. We are a group of 6 , one young adult, a 75 years lady and 2 couples in their late 40. We are going to rent a car at the air port . Thanks Wmde


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2012
where is the closest car parking to uluru  (3 Answers)

Hi
Myself and son will be in ayers rock resort for 2 nights in may.
we have booked a sunrise tour and base walk and a sunset tour.
On last day we do not fly out until 14.35hrs so would like to go back to uluru for the morning poss rock climb.
The shuttle costs45 each i think quite expensive.does anyone know how close to the rock it stops.
Thinking may be cheaper or about the same to hire a car for day but not sure how close you can park to the rock.
Anyone know how long it would take to walk.

Many thanks

Alan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2011
Red centre sight seeing  (7 Answers)

Hi everyone :)

I'm travelling to Australia with my mum and sister in January. Me an my mum have both been to Uluru before but my sister haven't so we would like to show her some of the real Australian dessert and Uluru.
We are short on time, and we are having trouble finding a tour that would either depart from Uluru and finish in Alice spring or reverse without it beeing an AAT kings tour and not being much longer than 2 or 3 days. We would like to get to see as much as possible and not sit in a bus the intire time, but would rather not join one of the backpacker tours. We have considered flying in tho Uluru and then on our own do the basewalk and then watch the sunset, and then on our way back join a tour that lets us see the sunrise and Kings Canyon and then finishes in Alice Springs.

Would it be easier to everything on our own or do you have any suggestions for tour companies we might join? Neither of us have a drivers license so self drive is not an option :)
Any suggestions would be very helpful! Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2011
Self Guided Walks Booklet  (8 Answers)

Does anyone know how I can get the "An Insight Into Uluru - self-guided walks" booklet? I did not realize that it existed when I went to the Cultural Center or I would have gotten one then. An electronic copy would be fine. I am just trying to figure out the things I saw on the walks that I took.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2011
Worth The Journey?  (26 Answers)

Hi. Is it worth the cost & distance to travel all the way to Uluru? I checked the plane fare Melbourne-Alice Springs & Ayers Rock -Cairns & found it very expensive at almost500 per pax. We also checked the Alice Springs-Cairns & didn't find quite a difference. The 3-day tour from Alice Springs for WestMc, Kings Canyon & Uluru costs750 per head. There's cheaper camping option but my husband don't like to sleep in a swag. We're 2 pax so that means2500 for both of us. I've been thinking of skipping this part of our trip due to the high cost. Any advise will be appreciated. Am thinking of hiring a car & after doing some rough computations, find that it is cheaper but there is not much difference. Correct me if am wrong. The plane fare is what puts me off. I know that the rock is an icon & it would be a pity to miss it. It is in my original plan. I have 19 days for this trip covering Melbourne, Alice Springs, Cairns & Sydney. Am from the Philippines. If am skipping Alice, what would be a nice replacement or is Melbourne/Cairns/Sydney enough for the 19 days? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2010
Travelling during Christmas time from Melbourne  (18 Answers)

Hi folks,

I'm planning a shoestring travel by myself to the northern territory and would like to enjoy my christmas visiting Alice Springs/Uluru for a week.

Shoestring meaning backpack with a camera of course :-)

I've check the web for getting to NT/Uluru and flying seems to be the cheapest (around100 each way).

I've checked accommodation and it looks reasonable. I'm guessing that the15-$25 ones require your own tent, I won't be bringing a tent so will just go for a hostel or cheap hotel :



So my questions:

1. How do I get to Yulara from Alice Spring airport?
2. Is 2-3 days long enough for Uluru considering that I'll spend the entire time around taking photos and walking around?
3. What other places can I visit for photography?
4. Any advice for extensive walking and travelling around the area? Any cream or protection that I need to consider?
5. It seems like renting my own car would be the best way to travel, how much do they go for per day? Is it possible to rent a Ferrari? Just kidding lol

I'm not planning on climbing the rock, but will be keen to bushwalk and take photos mostly, that would be the highlight of my trip.

I look forward to your advice, thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2010
sharing information  (3 Answers)

what are some ways in which you can share information with tourist in a way that respects the local aboriginal community?and how do you think that can manage this?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2010
How to ge from alice sprigns to Ayers Rock Resort?  (6 Answers)

My flight arrives at 9:10 am in Alice Springs and most buses to the resort depart at 7 pm. Is there a later option? I can't drive to there since I can't drive on the left and would be hard to manage on my own.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2010
Hotels  (2 Answers)

Will be here 2 nights....With limited choices, Sails in The Desert seems like the pick...Differential in cost from others is minimal, however, IS IT the best choice????

Thanks!!

SZtan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2010
drive motorhome to see sunset/sunrise at uluru  (3 Answers)

Hi all.

We plan to drive motorhome from darwin to uluru from 8 - 17 july 2010?
We book campground at ayers rock resort already for 2 nighs.

Need some help to see the sunset/sunrise at uluru.
Can we drive the motorhome to see the sunrise/sunset ourself?
is it allowed to drive there with motorhome 2WD?
Or should we joint the tour for sunset or sunrise?
Because I check the tour price is quite high and we are 4 people in total.
Thanks all before hand.



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