Camping at Ayres rock

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 21:30
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Hi,

The family and I have decided to go for a drive in Sep out to Ayres rock. Just wondering if there is any free / bush camping out there any more or has the fun police somehow stoped that.

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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 21:39

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 at 21:39
No Benny the fun police have not stopped camping there it's simply the fact that you're in the midst of a very precious National Park. Having said that you will find people pull over by the side of the road well before the park in between Mt Connor and Ayers Rock or if you want to drive down the road to Docker River from kata tjuta you may be able to find a place to pull off into the bush but again you will probably be at a gravel scrape or something similar.
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 07:41

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 07:41
People doing the wrong thing stop things
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-10/uluru-climb-closure-breaking-point-overflow-tourists-waste/11296256
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Reply By: qldcamper - Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 09:08

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 09:08
We were about 3 weeks ago and without a booking camping at Yulara or the overflow was out of the question but has since changed as the school holidays have finished.

We camped at the ground behind the rest area 25 km out from Yulara free witn no amenities at all, the sign said 24 hr camping permitted.

Friends went there a week ago and the sign read something like no camping aboriginal land.

Seems they dont mind campers if they sell too many 25 dollar entry permits to the national park but if there is no profit for them it is sacred land again.

To answer your question yes camping at yulara is available and at a very reasonable price but wise to book. Climbing will be stopped mid october so could be busy with last chance climbers.

We didnt climb this time but did the segway tour, lots of fun and reasonably priced.
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Follow Up By: Steve in Kakadu - Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 13:30

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 13:30
"We camped at the ground behind the rest area 25 km out from Yulara free witn no amenities at all, the sign said 24 hr camping permitted.

Friends went there a week ago and the sign read something like no camping aboriginal land.

Seems they don't mind campers if they sell too many 25 dollar entry permits to the national park but if there is no profit for them it is sacred land again."

This above shows your ignorance well. Instead of saying thank you to those that opened up their land so you could camp off the hwy in a safe place for free while it was extremely busy, you feel the need to have a go at them and accuse them of shutting people out because there is no profit in it.

Disrespectful really, but that's how most free loaders think.
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Follow Up By: IvanTheTerrible - Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 17:21

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 17:21
We camped the same place Steve did. Nice spot but watch the dingoes
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Reply By: rumpig - Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 11:23

Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 at 11:23
Last year we free camped 5 klms before the turn off into the resort area, 2 sand dunes back from the highway...heard this year it was a no go due to people crapping everywhere and leaving the place a pigsty. We were on resort owned land according to the security guards I spoke to one night that came around camp checking fires etc. Last year they were overwhelmed with how many people showed up to climb the rock before it’s closure, this year they expected the big numbers and planned for kicking them out in advance it appears.
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