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How Long to drive between Alice Springs & Uluru

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1. Posted by Claire4 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y


This is my first post on Travellerspoint forums_I am heading off on my first RTW trip this Aug.

We originally wanted to fly from Carins to Uluru but couldn't as we went 20 miles over our ticket limit-and they wanted to charge the earth for the extra miles. So we are now flying to ALice Springs and plan to drive/greyhound to just outside the park and stay in a hostel overnight.

How long is the drive and would you suggest 2 nights before heading back to ALice Springs to pick up the Ghan to Adelaide.

ALso what is the best method of travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne.

Thanks in advance.


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3743 posts) 8y

the drive from alice springs to uluru takes about 6 hours. 2 nights would be good there as then you could experience kings canyon, the olgas and uluru without rushing.

the best way to get between adelaide and melbourne is the great ocean road - its stunning and definitely something you should do if you are in that part of oz. i did a 2 day/1 night tour with greyhound which was really good, but there are plenty of companies offering similar tours.

3. Posted by Claire4 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Thanks for the reply, not sure how much time we have to do the Adeliade to melbourne trip.....driving may take too long.