Uluru car hire deals and guide

Top car hire deals for your next Uluru road trip.

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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

DriveNow DriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Available on select routes, dates and locations in Australia, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane, and New Zealand.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 20% off Australia and New Zealand rentals

Available on 2+ days rentals until 11 December 2021 when you book 21 days in advance. Destinations include Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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JUCY JUCY

Up to 15% off Australia campervan hires

Available on rentals from May - December 2021. Destinations include Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

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

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Spaceship Rentals Spaceship Rentals

Up to 10% rentals

Available on select rental dates in Australia. Offer exclusive to members only. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 10% off 3-day rentals

Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Earn 4 Qantas points with every $1 spent

Earn Qantas points on car hires across Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Up to 10% off Jucy rentals

Available on rentals from June - October 2021 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 15% off 5+ days rentals

Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Get 5% off campervan hires with code

Available on rentals until 31 March 2022 across Australia with Cheapa Campa, Star RV and Hippie Camper. Must book 180+ days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

5% off advance bookings

Available on rentals until 31 March 2022 across Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Cairns, Broome and more. Minimum of 180 days advance booking. T&Cs apply.

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Motorhome Republic Motorhome Republic

Australia: Up to 7.5% off Let’s Go Motorhomes rentals

Available on select rental dates until 31 March 2022 when you book 180 days in advance. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Free upgrade on car hires

Sign up your email and receive the best car rental offers across Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

Up to 15% off prestige car rentals

Available on rentals until 11 December 2021 across Australia and New Zealand including Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Auckland and more. Minimum of 5 days rental required. T&Cs apply.

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National Car Rental National Car Rental

Free car rental for members

Join the Emerald Club and earn 1 rental credit for every qualified car rental. Inclusive of free rental days and other benefits. Destinations include Australia, Canada, United States and more. T&Cs apply.

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DriveMyCar DriveMyCar

Car hire from $24 per day

Hire cars across Australia from as little as $24 per day. T&Cs apply.

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Rentalcars.com Rentalcars.com

Compare over 800 car hire companies worldwide

Rentalcars.com can help you compare major car hire company rates for the best price. Companies it compares include Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, Alamo, Dollar and Budget. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Canada and more.

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Discover Cars Discover Cars

Australia car hires from $14.99/day

Available on select dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne and more.

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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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