Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Ayers Rock along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Ayers Rock and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
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. Ayers Rock is an ideal location for those who enjoy scenic beauty, outdoor activities, cultural history and spiritual exploration in a stunning landscape that cannot be found elsewhere.
The best time to visit is between August and September. The desert climate means that night time temperatures can significantly drop, so these months provide the most comfortable temperatures 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 to be a part of your trip. The off-peak season of November to March is the cheapest but also the hottest time to travel to the resort, with many discounted hotel deals available in the close vicinity.