Uluru Desert 4WDing and Camping

Uluru Desert 4WDing and Camping

If you’re an avid 4WDer or explorer in Australia, there is a good chance Uluru is very high on your list of places to explore.

In this article, we breakdown a few major questions around 4WDing and camping around Uluru.

  • Where to camp at Uluru
  • Where to get off road at Uluru

Where to Camp at Uluru

Uluru is situated in a national park, and then surrounding that national park is a small town called Yulara.

So the truth is, there is no proper bush campsites near Uluru – only a paid caravan park.

But that’s okay, because if you travel back a little distance, you can find some cracking camps on the side of the road.

These aren’t offical campsites, so please be extremely respectful of the land.

The outback unspoken rules about camping are very clear.

If you’re camping on someone else’s land, leave the place cleaner than you found it.

We camped on top of a sand dune, on the edge of a salt lake. This provided an amazing place to watch the sunset and sunrise.

Where to get off road at Uluru

As per usual, most national parks don’t allow off roading – Uluru is no exception.

However there are some great dirt roads and sandy tracks to travel along in the region.

There really isn’t any tracks around Uluru, you need to head north of Kings Canyon.

Like everything in life, common sense is needed. Please don’t destroy tracks in the wet. Please be respectful of locals and property owners.

I really enjoyed heading north of Kings Canyon and exploring the land around there. A lot of this land is indigenous owned land, so just be respectful.

Want to see what Uluru is like?

Have a look at the video we produced, as we explored the desert landscape around Uluru. This might give you a better idea of what to expect around Uluru and the region.