Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

It might be in the middle of nowhere, but Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is very easy to get to. Here are the different ways you can travel to our World Heritage-listed park.

Fly

Yulara has its own airport, called Ayers Rock/Connellan Airport (airport code AYQ).

You can fly directly to Yulara from a number of Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Alice Springs. Approximate flight times are:

  • Alice Springs–Yulara: 45 minutes
  • Sydney–Yulara: 3 hours
  • Melbourne–Yulara: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Brisbane–Yulara: 3 hours 15 minutes

If you’re travelling from overseas or another Australian city, your flight will probably connect via one of the cities above.

Airlines that fly to Yulara include Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar.

Drive

Many visitors come to the park as part of a road trip around outback Australia.

The famous Red Centre Way is a multi-day drive of this extraordinary region, taking in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Watarrka (Kings Canyon), Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges), Alice Springs and more. You can find out more on the Tourism NT website.

Uluru is 465 km from Alice Springs by road. If you are driving directly this should take about 5.5 hours.

Car hire

Don’t have your own vehicle? You can hire a car from Ayers Rock Airport, Yulara or Alice Springs.

There are only a limited number of rental cars in Yulara, so we strongly recommend booking a few weeks ahead to avoid missing out.

For more information on car hire in Yulara visit the Ayers Rock Resort website.

Join a tour

If you’d rather leave the driving to someone else, you can join one of the many organised tours exploring Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the surrounding area.

Tours cater to all groups and budgets and range from day trips to month-long explorations of the Australian continent.

Visit our tours page for more details.