Cheap Flights to Ayers Rock

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When to fly

The best time to book a flight to Ayers Rock is in the months of August and September. The desert climate means that night time temperatures can drop significantly, so these months provide the most comfortable climate and weather conditions. Winter months of June and July prove extremely harsh with regards to night time temperatures, so are best avoided if camping is a part of your trip. The off-peak season of November to March is the hottest period, with temperatures sometimes reaching staggering heats of 42 to 47 degrees Celsius. During this period, however, you can book cheaper flights to Ayers Rock and find many discounted hotel deals available in the close vicinity.

Although it is important to organise your trip depending on the weather, you could also book cheap flights to Ayers Rock and attend the Outback Fest, taking place during May, which celebrates authentic Aussie outback adventure. During this festival, expect to be dining under the stars, watching camels race in the Uluru Camel Cup, sampling local food and browsing arts and crafts at the outback market stalls, and dancing and singing the night away to performances from musicians and DJs at the ball. Another event which can name the iconic Ayers Rock as its backdrop is the Australian Outback Marathon. Competitors from all over the world travel to take part in this race, where they will able to see breath taking views which are some of the best in the world. This event takes place during July.

Why visit

Located in the northern part of Central Australia, Ayers Rock is a truly unique landform of impressive scope which must be seen to be believed. As a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, this striking monolith really is one of the world's greatest natural wonders. The outstanding physical beauty of this rock formation is reason enough to explore its territory, with its immense size and breathtaking colour transitions caused by the rising and setting of the sun drawing visitors from near and far. From rock caves and springs to water holes and archaic paintings, Ayers Rock is a physical splendour to behold. The spiritual significance of this site is also a main attraction for those seeking an oasis of serenity and untouched beauty. Known as 'Uluru' by the Aboriginal people of the area, the traditional landowners of the site hold it as a sacred place which has many myths and legends attached. For those interested in a cultural experience, there are traditional bush foods and associated myths as well as a range of unique flora and fauna to explore. There are many guided tours available to take visitors through the history, geology, culture and spiritual significance of the landform. With an adjacent fully-equipped resort offering accommodation, food, transport links and tour information, this unique destination caters to all. Book your flights to Ayers Rock if you want to enjoy scenic beauty, outdoor activities, cultural history and spiritual exploration in a stunning landscape that cannot be found elsewhere.

Getting around Ayers Rock

Sunrise and sunset are the focal points of a visit to Ayers Rock, as these provide the hours of optimal scenery and colour transition caused by natural light. Take advantage of a guided tour to enjoy the many delights of the site, or hire a car and drive yourself around the rock and its stunning environs. There are several shuttle buses which take people around the various spots in the resort, as well as a bike-hire option. The Ayers Rock Visitor Centre is a great place to start your exploration, with a host of information available on walks, tours, history, accommodation and culture to avail of to really make the most of your trip.

Getting downtown from the airport

Flying directly into Ayers Rock Airport, which is possible from almost all Australian cities, can take much of the hassle out of your journey, but there are other options available. Driving from Alice Springs - the nearest town to the landform - is a stunning 450 km drive which allows visitors to take in the beauty of the country's landscape along the way. You can also take the hour-long flight from Alice Springs straight to Ayers Rock, or take one of the regular shuttles, buses and coaches on offer.

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