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Uluru Camping

There is only one campground in the accommodation precinct near Uluru. Ayers Rock Campground is located within the Ayers Rock Resort complex in Yulara, 20 kilometres from Uluru. Free camping is not permitted in or around the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. There are some options a little bit further afield for camping, which are listed below.

 

Ayers Rock Campground

The closest campground to Uluru, you’ll find tour groups, individuals and families camping under the incredible night sky here. The accommodation options include air-conditioned cabins, powered and unpowered camp sites. The campground is also dog-friendly (on leash). There is a swimming pool, playground, barbecue facilities, an outdoor kitchen and self-service laundry facilities. Plan ahead if you want to enjoy a beverage with friends under the stars, as you cannot buy takeaway alcohol at the resort.

Surrounding Area Camping

The three closest campgrounds are listed below:

Curtin Springs Station

One-hour (90km) east of Uluru on the Lasseter Highway, Curtin Springs Station has powered sites at a fee, which must be booked in advance. Unpowered sites are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis – arrive earlier in the day to secure your spot. There is a small store and a nominal fee for water and using the shower facilities. There is also a dining area and restaurant at the historical Bough Shed. 

This is the most popular option when the Ayers Rock Campground is fully booked out during the peak tourist season. Curtin Springs Station also offer a paper making tour and guided walks to the nearby salt lakes.

Erldunda Roadhouse

You’ll find this old fashioned roadhouse at the intersection of the Stuart and Lasseter Highways. Described as the ‘Centre of the Centre’, you can reach Uluru from here in two-and-a-half hours. Their accommodation options include motel units, a caravan parking area and camp sites.

A swimming pool, and tennis court will keep the whole family entertained, not to mention the kangaroo farm and emu enclosure. There is also an on-site restaurant, bar, laundry facilities and service station to refuel.

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon Resort also has a campground, and is three-and-a-half hours from Uluru along Luritja Road. It has powered sites, sites with en-suites and cabins, and space for up to 100 campers in the unpowered areas. Guests at the campground can enjoy the swimming pool and resort bars and restaurants. There is also a fuel station and convenience store.

Similarly, Kings Creek Station, located only 3 hours from Uluru, offers a campground and Bush Tents for those wanting to stay at Kings Canyon. A Cafe/Restaurant, Fuel, and Swimming Pool are available to travellers.

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