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Compare Rates to Find a Cheap Car Rental in Uluru (Ayers Rock)

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In search for a reliable rental car in Uluru? CarHire can help you find a vehicle that suits your budget from leading car rental companies in Australia, such as Hertz, Thrifty and Avis. Just fill in the search form with your details to start comparing the best rental car rates. A few minutes is all you need to successfully book a hire car with us.

​About Uluru (Ayers Rock)

​Ayers Rock or Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable tourist attractions, and CarHire.com.au can help you book a rental car, so you can explore this iconic destination. The large monolith is distinctive red sandstone, over one kilometre in height with just over 300 metres visible above the ground.

Why Book a Rental Car in Uluru Through CarHire.com.au?

Book a rental car if you're headed to Uluru, for there are definitely so many opportunities to learn about the amazing Aboriginal culture. Here are some of the reasons why customers want to book their rental cars with us.

  1. Don't forget to view Uluru at dawn and watch as the sunrise changes the colour of the sandstone. It really is an amazing sight, and is not too be missed!
  2. With certain limitations on where you can go in any vehicle in Uluru, please ensure you understand the area and what will be expected of you in a rental car. We have provided you with a world class booking system to make your Ayers Rock (Uluru) rental car booking experience as easy as possible.
  3. You can also pick up your CarHire.com.au vehicle in Alice Springs or at Ayers Rock Airport when you explore this area. Our suppliers do not allow their rental cars to be taken off road. If you need clarification or have questions, our friendly customer care experts are on hand to help. Just contact us via phone, email or live chat.

Top Tips for Hiring a Car in Uluru (Ayers Rock)

  • With limited cars available to hire, it is best to book your car at least 21 days before arriving to avoid disappointment.
  • Consider searching and comparing rates for SUVs as much of the roads in Uluru and around are best suited to these vehicles.
  • The speed limit in built-up areas is 60km/hr while outside these areas, on highways, for example, you can expect to drive up to 110km/h.
  • Due to its remote location, fuel can often be more expensive (often up to 50 cents per litre higher than other cities) so factor this into your budget.

When to Travel to Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Located virtually in the middle of Australia, Uluru is a destination with soaring temperatures in Summer and below-freezing night temperatures during winter. For that reason, most think the best time to visit Uluru is during March, April, May and October to November.

Driving Tips in Ayers Rock

Rental cars are accessible both at the Ayers Rock Airport and in Alice Springs, which is 280 miles driving distance from the Ayers Rock. A trip in your rental car will prove to enlightening, and will open your eyes to the wonders of the area. Having spiritual significance to the Aboriginal culture, it is best to know where you can travel around the rock, so as not to offend their traditions.

Uluru holds significant importance, and is sacred to the local Aboriginal people. Many stories from the “dreamtime” describe the moment that the rock was created. On a trip to Uluru with your rental car, you have the opportunity to learn about bush tucker, and hear other dreamtime stories.

Ayers Rock Car Rental FAQs

What is the most popular rental car in Uluru?

The most popular vehicle class in Uluru is a Mitsubishi ASX or similar based on recent bookings by customers. ​

Which car rental companies are at Uluru Airport?

Avis, Hertz and Thrifty have car rental counters at the arrivals area of the airport.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Uluru?

You need to be 25 years old to hire a car in Canberra. However, some companies accept 21-year-old drivers but they need to pay a young driver surcharge.

Do I need extra equipment or accessories when hiring a car in Uluru?

Not necessarily. 2WD and AWD cars are considered suitable for most standard journeys in Uluru, however, if you’re planning to travel along rougher roads a 4WD is recommended.

Can I drive my hire car anywhere in the Northern Territory?

Check with your hire car company at the time of booking or collection for any restrictions on where you can and cannot drive while in Uluru and surrounds before setting out on your road trip.