For many visitors to the Red Centre
the drawcard of Ayres Rock pulls visitors year round from all corners of the country. For many self-drive adventurers in this region you're likely to be enjoying the dirt roads and camping experiences that got you this far. If your route has you passing through Finke, you can pick up this back route that will keep you away from those accessing Yulara
from Alice Springs
'til you're almost there. You'll also get to follow an old stock route, stand at the planimetric centre of Australia
, and drive a short section of the Old Gunbarrel Highway
before intersecting with the main road into Yulara
, which is the Lasseter Highway.
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Uluru via Old Gunbarrell From:
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
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Things to See & Do
Camp Sites & Accommodation
For those who still prefer to bush camp
rather than take the luxury of the camp ground or more upmarket accommodation available in the tourist resort at Yulara
you need to stay out of town a little and pick a spot
off to the side. Ensure that you have passed the "No Camping Allowed" zone that is clearly signed along the Lasseter Highway and follow any of the tracks off the main road until you find a site you like.
|Finke (Aputula) to Kulgera Finke Rd & Lambert Centre Tk
|Kulgera Finke Rd & Lambert Centre Tk to Lambert Centre
|Lambert Centre to Lilla Creek Station Turn Off
|Lilla Creek Station Turn Off to Bloodwood Bore
|Bloodwood Bore to Umbeara Station Turn Off
|Umbeara Station Turn Off to Central Australian Railway, Kulgera Finke Rd
|Central Australian Railway, Kulgera Finke Rd to Kulgera
|Kulgera to Stuart Hwy & Old Gunbarrel Hwy
|Stuart Hwy & Old Gunbarrel Hwy to Victory Downs
||5 hr 8 min
|Victory Downs to Mulga Park
||1 hr 30 min
|Mulga Park to Lasseter Hwy & Mulga Park Rd
|Lasseter Hwy & Mulga Park Rd to Curtin Springs
|Curtin Springs to Yulara
|Yulara to Lasseter Hwy/Uluru Rd & Kata Tjuta Rd
|Lasseter Hwy/Uluru Rd & Kata Tjuta Rd to Ayers Rock (Uluru)
|Finke (Aputula) to Ayers Rock (Uluru)
||6 hr 50 min
Distance is GPS recorded driving distance (not straight line), Direction is straight line from start to end, Time is calculated from actual GPS driving data.