The West MacDonnell Ranges and the East MacDonnell Ranges known as the MacDonnells Ranges have major tourist icon places of interest within approximatley 100 kilometres  of Alice Springs on sealed roads then narrowing down to recognised 4WD offroad dirt unsealed tracks from then on. Western MacDonnell Ranges tourist places to visit are Standley Chasm, Simpsons Gap, Orche Pits, Glen Hellen Gorge, Orminston Gorge,Ellery Creek Big Hole, Mt Sonder, Mereenie Loop and on the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges tourist places to visit are Trephina Gap, Corroboree, N'Dhalla Aboriginal Rock Art, Ross River Resort in Northern Territory Australia
The West MacDonnell Ranges and the East MacDonnell Ranges are known as the MacDonnells Ranges with the centre point commonly known as Heritage Gap at the commencement of Alice Springs in Northern Territory Australia
Home to the MacDonnells Ranges tourist information guide sites One day sightseeing, extended tours, premium coach touring, overnight to extend camping safaris to Uluru Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta - The Olgas, Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop, West MacDonnells Ranges and East MacDonnells Ranges in Australia's Red Centre Way in Northern Territory Australia. Hire and rental such as a 2-3-4 berth camper van, 4WD Camper, luxury RV motorhome and selfdrive from Alice Springs to Uluru Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta - The Olgas, Kings Canyon, Mereenie Loop, West MacDonnells Ranges and East MacDonnells Ranges in Australia's Red Centre Way in Northern Territory Australia.  
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Ayers Rock Resort - Ayers Rock Connellan Airport
in Northern Territory, Central
Australia
A tourist guide and information

Ayers Rock Airport

Qantas planeAyers Rock Airport - also known as Connellan Airport
IATA Code: AYQ

Ayers Rock Airport is situated app. 450 km (5 hrs drive) away from Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia.

Ayers Rock Airport is 20 minutes drive from Uluru (Ayers Rock) itself.
Ayers Rock Airport is 10 minute drive to Ayers Rock Resort.

Airport Transfers - Complimentary return coach transfers from Ayers Rock Airport to Voyages Ayers Rock Resort meet every scheduled flight.

The return transfer to Ayers Rock Resort Airport collects you from your hotel approximately 2 hours prior to flight departure please check with reception for exact time. http://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/

Getting There - Ayers Rock Resort - Ayers Rock Airport

Fly direct to the heart of Australia ... You can fly daily from Perth, Sydney, Cairns and Alice Springs direct to Ayers Rock Airport. Direct flights operate twice a week from Melbourne.

Flights from Darwin and Brisbane connect from Alice Springs through to Ayers Rock Airport. Ayers Rock Airport is conveniently located just six kilometres from Voyages Ayers Rock Resort (10 minutes' travel).

The airport services both fixed and rotary winged aircraft and receives up to on average 350,000 - 400,000 commercial passengers per year.

It's also a popular stopping off point for private pilots and passengers travelling in their own aircraft.

From Ayers Rock Airport, you can enjoy scenic desert flights over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. You will find hire car companies, tour desks, a Qantas desk, Ayers Rock Design retail outlet, and an information desk at the airport.

 

Ayers Rock Resort

Regardless of where you stay while you're at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, from the sanctuary of one of the five hotels, or the intimacy of Voyages Ayers Rock Resort Campground, you can experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Australia's Northern Territory.

With over 65 tours, local activities and attractions within the Resort and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, your days will be action-packed.

Ride a camel across the desert dunes. Hop on a Harley, or embark on a base walk of Uluru (Ayers Rock).

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock

Uluru  previously known as Ayers Rock  -for the promtion of Aboriginal Cutlural tourism - we do not recommend the climbing of the rock at this siteWelcome to Aboriginal land
Pukulngalya yanama, Ananguku Ngurakutu
(welcome greeting in Yankunytjatjara)
Pukulpa Pitjama, Ananguku Ngurakutu (welcome greeting in Pitjantjatjara)

The traditional land owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, are direct descendants of the beings who created our lands during the Tjukurpa (Creation Time). We have always been here. We call ourselves Anangu, and would like you to use that term for us.

Uluru  previously known as Ayers Rock  -for the promtion of Aboriginal Cutlural tourism - we do not recommend the climbing of the rock at this siteUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a world-class visitor destination and a key part of Australia's iconic Red Centre. This living cultural landscape is the physical and metaphoric heart of Australia, and was one of the first areas to be identified as a National Landscape.

Ayres rock Uluru, also referred to as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs; 450 km (280 mi) by road. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Uluru are the two major features of the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area.

Mala walk at Uluru - Ayers Rock courtesy of Tourism NT for the promotion of travel to UluruIt has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. The local Pitjantjatjara people call the landmark Uluru . This word has no particular meaning in their dialect, also known as Pitjantjatjara, but it is also used as a local family name by the senior Traditional Owners of Uluru.

On 19 July 1873, the surveyor William Gosse visited Uluru and named it Ayers Rock in honour of the then-Chief Secretary of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers. Since then, both names have been used, although Ayers Rock was the most common name used by outsiders until recently. In 1993, a dual naming policy was adopted that allowed official names that consist of both the traditional Aboriginal name and the English name.

On 15 December 1993, it was renamed "Ayers Rock/Uluru" and became the first officially dual-named feature in the Northern Territory. The order of the dual names was officially reversed to "Uluru/Ayers Rock" on 6 November 2002 following a request from the Regional Tourism Association in Alice Springs.

Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (863 m/2,831 ft above sea level) with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km (5.8 mi) in circumference.

Uluru is notable for appearing to change colour as the different light strikes it at different times of the day and year, with sunset a particularly remarkable sight when it briefly glows red. Although rainfall is uncommon in this semiarid area, during wet periods the rock acquires a silvery-grey colour, with streaks of black algae forming on the areas that serve as channels for water flow. Uluru is an inselberg, literally "island mountain", an isolated remnant left after the slow erosion of an original mountain range. Uluru is also often referred to as a monolith, although this is a somewhat ambiguous term because of its multiple meanings, and thus a word generally avoided by geologists.

Ayers Rock  -for the promtion of Aboriginal Cutlural tourism - we do not recommend the climbing of the rock at this siteThe strata at Uluru are nearly vertical, dipping to the south west at 85°, and have an exposed thickness of at least 2,400 m (7,900 ft). The strata dip below the surrounding plain and no doubt extend well beyond Uluru in the subsurface, but the extent is not known.

 



Cultural Centre
Uluru  previously known as Ayers Rock  -for the promtion of Aboriginal Cutlural tourism - we do not recommend the climbing of the rock at this siteWhen you visit Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, you should ensure that you explore the Cultural Centre first. You will enjoy exploring the Park much more if you understand Anangu culture and this very special cultural and natural environment.

At the Cultural Centre you can get an introduction to Tjukurpa (law, knowledge, religion, philosophy), Anangu art, Anangu way of life (traditional and current), history, languages, wildlife and joint management of the Park. The displays feature photo collages, oral history sound panels, Pitjantjatjara language learning interactives, soundscapes, videos and artefacts. There are bush tucker sessions, plants walks and cultural sessions for visitors to experience. Cultural Centre notes are provided in Pitjantjatjara, English, Italian, Japanese, German and French. A touch wall for visually impaired people ensures that the messages are accessible to everyone. Daily schedules vary, so ask at the Cultural Centre Information Desk.

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Other Northern Territory Airports - Alice Springs Airport

Shuttle Bus
The Alice Springs Airport Shuttle service operates transfers to and from Alice Springs hotels, motels and private residences.

Transfers from the airport to Alice Springs city can be booked and paid for on arrival, just look for the "Alice Springs Airport Shuttle” bus which is parked at the eastern and western end of the drop-off zone in front of the terminal.

The driver remains with the bus and tickets can be purchased from the driver at the mobile ticket stand Transfers from Alice Springs to the airport can be booked by calling 08 8959 0310 or visiting www.buslink.com.au.

Taxis
Taxis are available directly outside Alice Springs Airport Terminal, and you can expect to pay approximately $32 for a one way trip to the central business district.
Taxis: +61 8 8953 3322 Territory Taxis
Taxis: +61 8 8952 1877 Alice Springs Taxis

http://www.alicespringsairport.com.au/
Parking at Alice Springs Airport - Link to official site

Lockers
located at the Oversize Baggage Check opposite to the Airport Management Centre. Cost is $5 for first item per day and additional items $2 per day.

Items Misplaced
For items left in the Terminal Building and Car Park please call 8951 1211.
For items left on the aircraft or baggage carousel please contact the relevant airline.
http://www.alicespringsairport.com.au - terminal map @ official site

Hours
Alice Springs Airport is operational from 7 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week.

Alice Springs Airport
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Alice Springs Airport

Other Northern Territory Airports - Darwin Airport

Darwin airport is a very modern smaller airport. What do we say - it's small and an international airport. Therefore the hustle and bustle is taken out of flying here. Checkin early - immigration and security can slow you down a bit with their checks. The airport has one main building with all the airlines at one long counter. Then you proceed upstairs via elevator or escalator to depart from 4 main gates. The Qantas Club is smaller than normal as per Melbourne's but the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxing. There is a bar upstairs and a coffee shop and a fast food eatery. There is also a news agency and Travelex (Currency Exchange). Checkin early - immigration and security can slow you down a bit with their checks. The airport has one main building with all the airlines at one long counter. Then you proceed upstairs via elevator or escalator to depart from 4 main gates.

How to get to Darwin
Darwin International and Domestic Main Airport
http://www.ntapl.com.au/DIBus.htm - official airport site

Darwin Airport

Other Northern Territory Airports - Tennant Creek Airport

The terminal facilities at Tennant Creek Airport were constructed during the 1960's, although the airport itself was used during World War II. The airport does not currently service any commercial flights, however it does have facilities for handling minor air freight. Passenger facilities at the airport include an airport terminal, luggage handling facilities and a free car park.

http://www.tennantcreekairport.com.au/

Tennant Creek

Alice Springs map
Photographs Courtesy Of: NTTC - Northern Territory Tourism Commission.
Maps Courtesy Of: NTTC - Northern Territory Tourism Commission.
Photographs Courtesy Of: PJ B Private Collection.
Information courtesy of Parks and Wildlife Service NT for the promotion of tourism for the Larapinta Trail.

Photographs Courtesy of NTTC - Northern Territory Tourism Commission
Information courtesy of Parks Northern Territory

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East MacDonnell National Park and West MacDonnell National Park
in the MacDonnell Ranges in Northern Territory, Central Australia
A tourist selfdrive tourist guide and travel information

East MacDonnell National Park and West MacDonnell National Park in Central Australia
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West MacDonnell National Park and surrounding areas
• Larapinta Trail • Glen Helen Gorge • Glen Helen Lodge accommodation • Ellery Creek Big Hole • Ochre Pits • Ormiston Gorge • Redbank Gorge Waterhole • Roma Gorge • Serpentine Chalet • Serpentine Gorge • Simpsons Gap • Standley Chasm • Honeymoon Gap • Palm Valley

• Albert Namatjiras Monument • Namatjira Drive • Namatjira Twin Gums • Hermannsburg • Ghost Gum • Wallace Rockhole • Palm Valley

East MacDonnell National Park and surrounding areas
• Arltunga Historical Reserve and hotel or camping • Trephina Gorge • Emily Jessie Gap • Corroboree Rock • Ross River Resort • Ruby Gap • N'Dhala Gorge Nature Reserve • Gemtree • Chambers Pillar • Rainbow Valley

Other Highways, Scenic Routes, Ways, offroad 4wd Tracks and Roads in Central Australia
• The Mereenie Loop • Red Centre Way • Explorers Way • Stuart Highway • Ernest Giles Road • Namatjira Drive • Larapinta Drive • Luritja Road • Lasseter Highway • Binns Track

Top End - Natures Way in Northern Territory Australia
• Darwin • Tropical Darwin • Map of Northern Territory • Katherine Gorge • Tennant Creek • Devils Marbles • Kakadu National Park • Natures Way Top End • Katherine Gorge • Litchfield National Park

Alice Springs and Uluru and on the way
• Alice Springs • Alice Springs Airport • The Ghan Alice Springs • Alice Springs Heavitree Gap • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park • Uluru Ayers Rock • Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara • Voyages Resort at Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara • Ayers Rock Airport 'Connellan Airport' • Kata Tjuta 'The Olgas' • Sounds of Silence dinner • Mount Sonder • Mount Connnor • Mount Ebenezer • Curtin Springs • Stuarts Well • Erldunda

Kings Canyon
• Watarrka National Park • Kings Canyon • Kings Creek Station • Kings Canyon Resort • Glen Helen Lodge accommodation

Remote access sites
• Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve • Gosse Bluff Tnorala Tylers Pass • Haasts Bluff - lkuntji

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