Uluru / Ayers Rock Hotel & Accommodation

You haven't truly conquered the Australian desert until you've made your way to Ayers Rock and stood underneath the icon of the great southern land. Undoubtedly one of Australia's most popular natural attractions, stay close to Ayers Rock and come face to face with the 348m tall sandstone also known as Uluru.

Just ten minutes' drive from the airport, and within sight of the world-famous Uluru, is the Aboriginal-owned Ayers Rock Resort. Here's you'll find a range of accommodation options, from campground and cabins, backpacker rooms, self-contained apartments and an outback hotel, to a five-star luxury wilderness camp.

At the resort you'll find shops and facilities, and tours leaving regularly to the major nearby attractions of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Make time to explore Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, a scenic three hour drive from Uluru. Stay overnight at resort-style hotel, campgrounds or backpacker accommodation; or opt for the working cattle and camel station at nearby Kings Creek Station.

From Aboriginal culture experiences, adventures at sunrise and sunset, to tours around region aboard anything from a shuttle bus or motorbike to even a camel. Home to some of Australia's oldest indigenous communities, a trip to Ayers Rock is not complete without getting in touch with the traditional owners of the land.

Whether you awaken in the morning to see a rising sun poke out over the sacred rock or trek around the crimson desert which surrounds it, seeing Ayers Rock is usually at the top of every visitor's travel checklist when heading to the Red Centre.