Any camps near ayres rock?

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Heading that way next week, anyone know of free or cheap camps near enough to day trip from? cheers dave
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 23:25

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 23:25
As far as I know the closest free camp is at Curtin Springs, but it still quite a distance from the rock.
Ayres Rock Resort is quite cheap anyway.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 23:30

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 23:30
There is a rest area with a tank east of the park and a bit closer to Uluru than Curtin Springs, where people go over the dune and camp, but i worked out with the cost of travelling going back and forth it was cheaper to stay at the Yulara campground and better to be close by to see the rocks at sunrise and sunset. Don't forget Kata Tjuta - more impressive than Uluru.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 23:33

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 23:33
I don't think camping is allowed at that rest area, when we were there, there was toilet paper, etc everywhere!
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 23:37

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at 23:37
Yep, that sounds like it Shaker.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 08:00

Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 08:00
When we were at Ularu last year about this time the fees at the Van park were $19 EACH for a powered site.


As the park pass of $50 covers two days you may wish to stay closer and use it up



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Follow Up By: den57 - Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 15:02

Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 15:02
A couple of weeks ago we paid $38 for a powerd van site fo 2 people at the resort and the parks pass was $25 for three days. Would agree that it is better in the resort and not have to run the extra distance each time. Do the valley of the winds walk if you have the time .Tis excellent
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 15:52

Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 15:52
The pass according to the website is $25 EACH Correct????



Prices and Fees
Entry fee for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: A$25 per person. The pass is valid for three days. There are no one day or two day passes.
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Follow Up By: camwill69 - Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 19:44

Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 19:44
Graham,
That is correct, $25 per adult for 3 days (park entry). I was there last week. Make sure that you take supplies as it was $58 for a 6 pack of beer (VB) take away. You can only purchase one six pack per day per unit or site (not that you could afford any more). Curtain Springs is the closest camp outside the resort.

The only place that I have ever been that a stubbie holder ($9) is cheaper than a stubbie.

well worth a look as this is a beautiful part of Australia. It is so green at the moment, such a contrast between the red and the green.

Regards,
Cam
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Follow Up By: Member - GREENDOG - Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 22:04

Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 22:04
$58 for a six pack ? sounds more like a 24 pk to me.cheers GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Friday, May 07, 2010 at 07:38

Friday, May 07, 2010 at 07:38
Greendog , $58 per 6 pack is right , takeaways are same price as if drinking over the bar at the Rock , long drive to find cheaper , as an aside , VB was $78 per ctn of 24 at Rabbit Flat in 2008.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 20:09

Thursday, May 06, 2010 at 20:09
Curtin Springs is free camping BUT a powered site will cost $20 per night and a shower costs $2 ,, is /was a bit of a black market in passes to the rock by wicked van/ backpackers who have paid for their 3day pass then onsell the 2nd / 3rd day ,,, generally the money you can save by free camping at Curtin springs you would end up paying in fuel costs to and from the rock.
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