Ayers Rock Airport








Where is the branch located?

If you are coming off a flight at Ayers Rock, you can pick up a vehicle from the counter at the airport terminal. If you are already in the resort you can pick up a vehicle from the Tourist Information Centre at our Town Square in Yulara. If you have booked a vehicle and are already in the resort and you have been advised to collect from the airport, please contact us prior to going out to the Airport so that we can arrange for pick up at our Downtown office. The airport counter only operates when a commercial flight is arriving at the Resort at the times specified by the airline.

Ayers Rock Airport Information

When returning your rental vehicle to one of our locations please ensure to re-fuel your hire car to the agreed level. Allow an additional 10-15 minutes prior to the flight check-in time for car rental return. Park in the terminal car park in the Thrifty bays and return keys to a Rental Cars staff member at the Thrifty office in the terminal.

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If you are running late and you won't be able to collect your rental car at the allocated time, it is important to get in touch with the branch you are collecting from so that we can make alternate arrangements. If you have arrived at the branch and it is closed and if you haven't made prior arrangements for an after-hours collection you will need to pick-up your rental car the following day. Please contact our branches during business hours to arrange an alternative pick-up time.

Car Rental Ayers Rock Airport

Make your way to the heart of Australia and touch down at Ayers Rock Airport. Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is the spiritual heart of the Australian indigenous people. One of the great wonders of the natural world, and Australia's most iconic natural formation, Uluru sits in the heart of a beautiful desert, filled with natural wonders and animals you won't find anywhere else on earth. Stretching 348 metres into the air and a circumference of almost 9.5km, Uluru offers excellent views on foot or by car. Known for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets, watch as Uluru changes colour depending on the sun's position in the sky. We understand how tempting a good sleep-in can be, but this is something you're not going to want to miss.

But that's not all Ayers Rock has to offer. With your Thrifty car hire, an abundance of activities awaits you, from world-class dining to art galleries and fun family activities such as camping and camel riding. 

If you're up for an activity that may not be for the faint of heart, you can enjoy one of the more unique views of Uluru. A view from 10,000 feet in the air! Courtesy of a tandem skydive; you can enjoy Uluru and the surrounding desert while falling towards earth at 120mph. But seeing it from the ground or in a car (also on the ground) is a great way to experience Uluru. 

Explore nearby natural wonders in your car hire

There's more to nature in Uluru National Park and the Northern Territory than just Uluru. The Kata Tjuta is a lesser-known but also awe-inspiring geological formation. Located around a 40-minute drive west of Uluru, you will find Kata Tjuta, also referred to as the Olgas, meaning ‘many heads’. 

Holding great cultural significance, the Kata Tjuta consists of 36 large domes (or heads). Thought to be the homes to many spirit energies, the Anangu Aboriginal people still use the area for ceremonies and have inhabited the site for the past 22,000 years.

Able to be viewed from several hiking trails, ranging from tough, challenging hikes to more relaxed walking paths, how you choose to experience these wonders is up to you.

At close to a three-and-a-half-hour drive, Kings Canyon is more suited as a multi-day exploration than a single day trip, mainly because it takes a couple of days to take in the natural splendour of the landscape. Dine under the stars at the Kings Canyon resort after a day of hiking and sightseeing, where you can see any number of the 600 species of native plants and animals that call Kings Canyon home.

Use your rental car to drive down Red Centre Way

Regarded as one of the great drives on the planet, 'Red Centre way' takes you through the heart of Australia on an unforgettable week-long journey. Using your Thrifty car hire, you can cover Alice Springs, Uluru, Kings Canyon and Ormiston Gorge, with stunning red desert between each location. 

Drive to Kings Creek Station to see a working cattle and camel station. At around a million camels, Australia has more camels than any country on earth, and you are bound to see more than a few on your drive. In fact, if you really love camels and just seeing them isn't enough, and you want to get up close and personal, you can take in the sights from a Camel Tour, which will see you riding around stunning trails from atop your hairy steed. 

If you're thinking of something more modern, quad biking and motorcycle tours are also popular ways to see the sights. All of these adventures await you in the 'Red Heart'. Hire a Thrifty car hire from Ayers Rock Airport to experience them at your leisure. 

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