If you’re planning a trip the the red centre, a car hire will come in handy, in such a sparsely populated land stretching for miles, you’ll be driving a lot on your trip to Ayers Rock. Rest assured that many of the main car hire agencies such as: Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget and Europcar operate in or near the region, so won’t be short of choices.
Most visitors to the region have come in hopes of seeing Uluru, and the large red rock sure is a majestic sight. it is possible to climb the rock if you get there early in the day, or for those less ambitious, there is several walking tracks where you can take in the cultural history of the rock.
The other main attraction in the Ayer’s rock region is Kata Tjuta, an equally impressive group of rocks that can be trekked around. Whether you are going to Uluru or Kata Tjuta, a car hire will come in handy for either destination (and you may even want to enquire into a 4WD).
Getting To Ayers Rock
Connellan Airport is situated 15 kilometres away from Uluru and is serviced by Qantas. You can fly there from Perth, Alice Springs, Sydney and Cairns. Of course, you can retrieve your car hire from the airport, if booked in advance online. You can try your luck driving from Alice Springs, as it only takes 5 hours from there, be sure to investigate the terms and conditions regarding car hire from Alice Springs though, as travelling out to the Ayers rock region may incur extra costs.
What Else Is Out There?
You can make your way out to King’s Canyon, another spectacle of nature, this should be manageable in your hire car and shouldn’t take too long.