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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

Up to 20% off car hire

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Valid on hire cars in Australia and New Zealand for pick up before 16 December 2018. Must book 21 days in advance.

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15% off base rate on 5+ days rentals

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Valid at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand until 29 June 2018. Book 7 days in advance to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Get one day free on weekend rentals

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Valid for pick ups from 15 April - 30 June 2018 across Australia. Minimum of three consecutive days including Saturday. T&Cs apply.

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$1/day one-way car hire Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Campervan hire from $5/day Offers and validity dates updated daily. Available on select routes in Australia and New Zealand.

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15% off Audi rentals

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Valid for pick-ups until 30 June 2018 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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10% off private car rides

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Book now and save 10% off on private car rides all over 90 airports in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia, and the Czech Republic. T&Cs apply.

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Fourth day free car hire

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

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15% off car hire

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Valid for pick ups from 15 April - 30 June 2018 across Australia. Minimum of seven consecutive days. T&Cs apply.

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Third weekend free car hire

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Available for rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Valid for 3 consecutive days over the weekend including Saturday. T&Cs apply.

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$20 off SUV hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 3 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Fourth day free car hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 4 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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$20 off car hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Car hire from $23 per day Hire cars across Australia from as little as $32 per day.

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15% off 2019 car hire

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Valid for rentals between 1 January 2019 - 15 December 2019 across Australia. Minimum of 5 consecutive days rental. T&C's apply.

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Get one free day on 5-day rentals

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Valid for pick-ups until 30 June 2018 any day of the week. Valid across Australia.

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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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15% off for 5-day car hire

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Valid for rental pick ups until 30 June 2018 across Australia and New Zealand. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&C's apply.

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

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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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