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Uluru car hire deals and guide

Top car hire deals for your next Uluru road trip.

Uluru ranks in the top-ten list for Australia’s most famous landmarks. It’s even more impressive up close and the easiest way to experience its majestic presence is by car.

If you're thinking of setting out on a road trip to experience this natural wonder, we've perused the market to bring you the best car hire deals on offer to save you time and effort.

We've also got all the important facts on Uluru road rules, understanding car insurance and which rental companies are available from Ayers Rock airport.

Top car hire Uluru deals

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UBER UBER

$20 off your first ride

Valid for an instant $20 off in all cities across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth and Adelaide. First ride only.

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Europcar AU Europcar AU

Up to 20% off base rate

Valid for rentals until 16 December 2018 at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. Must book 21 days in advanced and a minimum of 2-days rental to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar AU Europcar AU

$1/day one-way car hire

Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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DriveNow DriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Offers and validity dates updated daily. Available on select routes in Australia and New Zealand.

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Avis Avis

Fifth-day free SUV car hire

Valid until 30 September 2018. Minimum of 5 consecutive days car hire across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

20% off car hire

Valid until 31 August 2018. Minimum of 7 days rental in Australia.

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Europcar AU Europcar AU

15% off the 5+ day hires

Valid on select dates until 16 December 2018 in Australia or New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Enterprise Rent a Car USA Enterprise Rent a Car USA

Up to 10% off Australia car hire

Valid until 31 December 2018. Minimum of 3 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

20% off car hire on prestige cars

Valid until 29 October 2018 at participating locations in Australia. T&Cs apply.

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DriveMyCar DriveMyCar

Car hire from $23 per day

Hire cars across Australia from as little as $32 per day.

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Europcar AU Europcar AU

25% off premium hire insurance

Get up to 25% off on your car rental when you purchase GoZen Cover. Valid at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. T&C's apply.

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Avis Avis

Fourth day free car hire

Valid on rentals until 30 September 2018 with minimum of four consecutive days rental across Australia. T&cs apply.

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Europcar AU Europcar AU

10% off 3+ day truck, ute and van rentals

Valid for pick ups until 31 August 2018 in Australia. Minimum three day hire required.

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Road rules: What to know about driving in Uluru

Even if you're familiar with Australian roads, road rules and safety tips to be aware of include:

  • Drive on the left: In Uluru, and everywhere else in Australia, you must drive on the left side of the road.
  • Look out for wildlife: As you're driving through the countryside on unsealed roads, it's important to remain vigilant and look out for animals, which have a tendency to wander onto the road.
  • Be wary of trucks: Roads leading to and through Uluru are frequented by trucks at all times of day. Remember to drive safely around them to avoid any potential accidents.
  • Check to see how many kilometres are included in your hire: Most car hire companies in Uluru and Alice Springs don't include unlimited kilometres with your car hire. To avoid excess charges, check how many are included in your hire and plan accordingly.

Popular Uluru driving routes

  • Alice Springs to Uluru: Experience the fun and freedom of a real outback road trip by driving from The Alice to The Rock. There are numerous must-see sights and adventures along the way including Stuarts Well (where you’ll experience the singing dingo), Finke River and Mt. Connor.
  • Great Central Road: Although well-maintained, conditions along Central Road are changeable and require a vehicle with four-wheel drive. Early sights to spot include the Petermann Ranges and the Blood Range. You’ll also pass close to Lasseter’s Cave, and Len Beadell’s famous Gunbarrel Construction Company grader which is on display at Giles.
  • Gunbarrel Highway: Completed in 2958, Gunbarrel Highway is a tough drive that has important historical significance. Passing through remote land, travellers are advised to bring ample supplies as there are no shops on the way. Four-wheeling is also extremely dangerous and should only be attempted with appropriate training and equipment.

FAQs about car hire

Who offers cheap car hire from Alice Springs airport?

Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty have cars available for hire from Alice Springs airport.

How does car insurance work?

Car hire companies will often offer insurance for a fee, although you are never obliged to take it.

Car hire rental excess insurance can be taken to reduce your excess or remove it depending on the level of cover you obtain.

Before booking your hire, compare car hire insurance policies here to ensure you are properly covered at the very best price.


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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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