To Climb or Not To Climb?
Getting there: By car, plane or bus. The airport is four miles from Yulara. The shuttle bus will take you to any of the accommodation sites for $7. Greyhound Pioneer buses offer regular service from Alice Springs and Adelaide. With an Aussiepass, the cheapest way to get to the Rock is buying a two-day package. Park entry fees and accommodation are not included.
Accommodations: There are a wide range of lodging possibilities. If you have camping gear, the Ayers Rock Campground is reasonably priced and boasts a swimming pool. The Outback Pioneer Lodge has a bunk-bed equipped cabins with shared bathrooms for $18 the first night and $10 each night thereafter.
Food: A grocery store in town and the campground kiosk sell food supplies. The shopping center has reasonable take-away food. The Lodges and Hotels have a range of dining facilities.
Climbing the Rock: The climb will be closed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the temperatures become unbearable, and when it rains.
If you can afford it, stay longer and enjoy this unique part of Australia.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication