Ummm... what can I say, we decided to stay at the campground as we were trying to keep costs down and the hotels all seemed over-priced.
Having stayed in all types of accomodation in my lifetime, I thought that the cabins were ok but have some issues:-
Noise - we were kept awake by the neighbours who were in full party mode as the walls are paper thin. I like a drink myself but in a campground you have to think about other residents!
Smell - the cabin we had smelt of old food / cooking smells which was a bit unpleasant.
The insects are a bit of a challenge now and again...take some Raid for your cabin
On the positive side, they have air-con fitted which is a blessing in the midday heat, its not fierce but its adequate and means the bed room isn't too hot at night. The pool area was fine, with spaces even though it was busy and we could also use the Outback Pioneer pool if we wanted.
Bathroom facilities were clean if a bit basic but you are camping at the end of the day.
We ate at the Outback Pioneer both nights, the atmosphere was good and the food seemed to be priced fairly compared to other resort restaurants. We had a lunch in the Gecko Cafe, having started off outside the flies proved too much so we had to go inside.
There is a bit of a standing joke about the flies in the outback....you just have to grit your teeth and get on with it!
Of course the whole point of this is to see Uluru which was majestic and that is what I shall remember from this portion of my trip
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ayers Rock Campground is located within Ayers Rock Resort on the edge of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a short 20min drive to Uluru. The campground features powered and non-powered sites for tents, caravans, campervans, motor homes and camper trailers and 2-bedroom air-conditioned cabins. There are kitchen facilities, BBQs, laundry, wireless internet, playground, swimming pool, volleyball court, giant chess and a store with basic supplies available at the Campground. At Ayers Rock Resort Town Square there's a supermarket, post office, bank, selection of stores, Tour and Information Centre and a variety restaurants and bars. The Resort also has a Petrol Station, Auto repairs and a free shuttle bus circulates the Resort. As a guest at the campground you can take part in the Free Indigenous Activities including cultural dance performance, guided garden walk, spear & boomerang throwing and Indigenous story telling experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ayers Rock Campground Hotel Yulara
- Ayers Rock Campground Australia/Yulara