Uluru Return Shuttle from Ayers Rock Resort
Experience the iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) with the Uluru Hop On Hop Off service. This return shuttle offers a comfortable and convenient way to explore this majestic natural icon. Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own walks and pace, and learn about the local Anangu Indigenous culture and the area's history at the Cultural Centre.
- Air-conditioned, clean, and well-maintained shuttle buses
- Sunrise & Sunset tomes available
- Pick-up and drop-off from accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort
- Direct transfers to Uluru
- Spend up to 10 Hours exploring Uluru
- 1,2 & 3 Day passes available
- Multiple pick-up times available.
Departure Times & Locations:
The meeting times at Ayers Rock Resort are adjusted monthly to coincide with sunrise and sunset. During the booking process, you will be asked to choose your hotel. After booking, you will receive an email detailing the available meeting times for your selected dates. Typically, there are three pick-up times each day: Sunrise, Midday, and Sunset.
- Sails in the Desert
- Emu Walk Apartments (Meet at Desert Gardens)
- The Lost Camel (Meet at Sails in the Desert)
- Outback Hotel & Lodge
- Ayers Rock Campground
Uluru Drop-off Points
The Mutitjulu Waterhole
The waterhole is nestled at the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock), one of Australia's most iconic natural landmarks. The contrast between the large red rock formation and the serene waterhole is striking. Visitors can view ancient rock paintings near the waterhole. These artworks are not only artistically fascinating but also serve as a testament to the long-standing connection between the Anangu people and the land. The waterhole is a vital water source in the arid environment, attracting various wildlife species. Depending on the time of year and day, visitors might spot birds, reptiles, and maybe even some mammals. There are designated walking trails leading to and around the waterhole, allowing visitors to explore the area's natural beauty at a leisurely pace.
The Kuniya Piti site is set against the backdrop of the majestic Uluru. Visitors will be struck by the sheer size and the varying hues of the rock formation, particularly at sunrise and sunset when the colors change dramatically. Kuniya Piti is characterized by unique geological formations and features that are tied to its Dreamtime stories. These features are not just natural wonders but also hold deep spiritual meanings for the Anangu people. Like many spots around Uluru, Kuniya Piti offers stunning views during sunrise and sunset, with the rock changing colors in the changing light.
Mala Car Park & Walk
One of the main attractions accessible from the Mala carpark is the Mala Walk. This guided walk, often led by Anangu (the local Indigenous people) guides, takes you along the base of Uluru. It's an excellent opportunity to learn about the cultural significance of Uluru & view ancient rock art. A short walk from the Mala carpark will take you to Kantju Gorge, a quiet and serene location. The gorge is especially beautiful late in the afternoon when the setting sun highlights the rock walls. Near the Mala carpark, you'll find several sites with ancient Anangu rock art. These sites provide a glimpse into the rich history and spiritual traditions of the Indigenous people of the area.
There are picnic facilities available near the Mala carpark, making it a nice spot to relax and enjoy a meal in the shadow of Uluru.
Here you can learn about Anangu culture and the park’s natural environment through exhibits and free presentations with Anangu and park rangers. There are also displays, a visitor information desk, Aboriginal art galleries and several community-owned shops and facilities.
What To Bring:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
- Water bottle
National park ticket prices are not included in the shuttle service.
Audio Guide: Download the Uluru Audio Guide app for an enhanced experience (download instructions provided after booking).
Instant Booking & Mobile-Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure your Uluru Return Shuttle. Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking. If you require hotel transfers, please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.
Special Child & Family Rates
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking form for up-to-date family pricing.
Transfers depart from Ayers Rock Resort .
Sails in the Desert
Emu Walk Apartments (Meet at Desert Gardens)
The Lost Camel (Meet at Sails in the Desert)
Outback Hotel & Lodge
Ayers Rock Campground