Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru in the native language, is one of the most sacred places of the native Aboriginal people and a huge tourist attraction. Ayers Rock is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Australia and an awe-inspiring experience for those visiting the outback for the first time. Visitors enjoy the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and trips to Alice Springs.
It has been a sacred visiting place for the native people for thousands of years and many still practise their ancient cultural rituals there. The site has a great museum, which contains lots of information about these rituals and the history and folklore surrounding the mysterious great rock.
As Ayers Rock is in the middle of the Australian outback, Ayers Rock car hire is essential. Although you can't book car hire in Ayers Rock itself, you can do so from Alice Springs or Adelaide and undertake a road trip. Alternatively, organise a car pick up at Ayers Rock Connellan Airport AYC or at Alice Springs ASP. Tennant Creek and Darwin are other parts of the Northern Territories that offer alternatives to Ayers Rock car hire.
The first sight of this world-famous rock is remarkable. It's a huge rock rising out of the outback, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Most people try to visit at sunset or sunrise, which is when its red colour looks most magnificent. Hiking and trekking are very popular in the area, along with a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and a trip to see the fascinating Aboriginal rock art. Certainly, if you're looking for adventure, you've come to the right place.
The surrounding area, which is known as the Red Centre because of its arid landscape and climate, is also very popular with photographers. To find the best price on car hire in Ayers Rock, use TravelSupermarket's search tool above.