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Ayers Rock Campground
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Basic & fairly expensive”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

As far as campgrounds go, this is expensive and basic, but you have to remember it is in the middle of the outback. The web page showed grass, but I didn't see any. Be prepared to bash tent pegs into rock & vey hard dirt. The good thing was there are free shuttle busses that take you to all facilities in the resort, so the Outback Pioneer hotel and town centre are easy to get to for a few (expensive) beers and supplies. Be prepared to be woken up early by everyone driving off to see the sunrise!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Stayed in this campsite in a tent for 3 nights and found it to be not a good experience. The kitchen area was filthy with huge cockroaches running out from behind the wooden benches seating. The fridges were dirty there was one just less dirty, the bbq's were black with burnt grease - saw people use them but with the help of tin foil to protect their food. The toilet/shower block is just ok, the swimming pool area was unkept where the few chairs that are there could have done with some cleaning during our stay. Worst of all is lack of security - beware it is non existent as a car just drove in during our stay, soomebody came into the kitchen and helped themselves to beer from the fridge and drove off again which I witnessed so very unsettling. Only positive comment is the look-out at one end of the site was nicely constructed and afforded good viewing for the sunset.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Kim M, Manager at Ayers Rock Campground, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear Acott_12,

Thankyou for taking the time to post a review.

The Naninga lookout in the Campground is a fabulous viewing point for both sunset and sunrise, very well constructed and equipped with binoculars.

I am terribly dissapointed to hear that your recent stay with us at the Campground was not enjoyable and below the standard expected.

From your feedback it appears that we have not delivered the standard and cleanliness that is to our typically high standards.

Please accept my utmost apologies for the below standard of cleanliness throughout the Campground that you experienced during your stay and know that this will be actioned and the problems addressed.

I would like to have the opportunity to discuss your stay with you personally if you are willing. My email address is kim.mulholland@ayers.voyages.com.au.

Thankyou again for sharing your experience and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Ayers Rock Campground in the future.

Warm Regards,

Kim Mulholland

Campground Manager
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We opted for a cabin here rather than pay the exhorbitant hotel prices on the rest of the resort. We weren't dissapointed. Cabin was basic, but comfortable. We had a six-berth cabin for two and found it about right....I wouldn't fancy trying to cram 6 people in! Toliets/showers were clean, comfortable and close. Great location for exploring the rock and surrounding areas. Ate at the resort and brought drink back to the cabin....when we eventually found THE off-license in the resort. Swimming pool was extremely welcome after a day baking in the heat. We even experienced a whirlwind coming over our cabin and breaking the fences! Staff were helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Two in a six berth cabin was about right.....
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We stayed 1 night in a 2 bedroom cabin. For the price compared to the other accommodation at Ayers Rock we were very impressed. We had paid more for worse accomm in much less desirable areas during our Australian roadtrip. We used the communal BBQs for dinner which were very clean, and the bathrooms seemed pretty standard for a campground. The shops and lookout were a short walk away, and reception were helpful with where and when to view the sunrise.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Pace del Mela, Italy
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We spent two nights at Ayers Rock Campground in July 2012 (Australia's winter time) and we almost froze in our room. The campground is not a bad place in itself. The price per night it's outrageously expensive, but there are no cheaper alternatives, so, if you want to visit Uluru's area, this is the less expensive place. I know it was winter, but for the money they get, they should improve the cabins with an inner toilet and a proper heating system. Going to the toilette at night was a real torture as the toilette was 300 feet down the road: it's not pleasant getting out of your bed andwalking all that way to the loo when the outside temperature is hardly above the freezing point.

Room Tip: Ask for a cabin which is not far away from the toilette area (if it's winter).
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Lovely spacious campgrounds & great base for exploring Uluru & Kata Tjuta. Took off one night to see sunset from one of the viewing stations - horrid experience with 10+ tour buses there & everyone elbowing & jostling. In the campground you just need to walk up the big red dune for the most fabulous view of both Kata Tjuta & Uluru - magic!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Was having a flying visit to Alice and Ayers Rock. Searched for suitable accommodation but regret doesn't seem that many options. Aware Central Australia is isolated so the cost of freight has to get paid for and diesel is in heavy demand to run most equipment. the resort has shared dorms available at $ 36 per night but was wanting somewhere secure. There used to be stand alone tents at $ 95 per night, but these have since been taken down. So i choose a cabin at $ 150 per night cheaper than hotel rooms in the mid 200's. I'm glad i was on my own as the cabins were very small and would hate to have six in a cabin. the cabins were tired with no bathroom facilities. Bathroom facilities were shared with the campground which were tired and showers need a clean. Believe Horizons mange the entire resort and had trouble getting a booking confirmation. The area is screaming out for clean basic well priced accommodation....

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Ayers Rock Campground
Address: Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
Location: Australia > Northern Territory > Red Centre > Yulara
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Yulara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ayers Rock Campground 3*
Number of rooms: 432
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 
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