The Yulara resort complex is 20km from Uluru. Apart from accommodation, Yulara offers restaurants, bars and clubs and a giant telescope for night-sky viewing. This is the commercial centre of the national park featuring an airport and shopping centre and it is where virtually everyone stays regardless of their budget.
If you’re driving, the cheapest option is the free camping at Curtin Springs Roadhouse, about a 45-minute drive from Uluru. Otherwise you have to stay at the overpriced campground or the hostel in Yulara.
Eating & drinking
Yulara is a resort town with a good selection of places to eat and drink, although most places are expensive.
In addition to the two, relatively affordable, restaurants at the hostel; Yulara has several posh restaurants, bars and cafés in the resort shopping centre. There is also an IGA supermarket, an ANZ bank, a post office and a newsagent.