One member this week is attempting to arrange a family trip to one of Australia’s greatest tourist destinations ‘Uluru’. However, our member has been underwhelmed and unimpressed with the expense involved. This member complains that the price of getting to, and staying in and around, Ayers rock makes it unachievable for the average Australian family. Our member has so far been unable to secure accommodation under $300 per night and has discovered that rental cars are at least $200 per day.
Our members concur that whilst it is expensive, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one not to be missed. They acknowledge that tourists to Uluru are obviously in a remote location and can therefore fall into a tourist trap with shop owners and hotels keen to make the most profit from a captive audience.
Our well-travelled members do share some handy hints and tips on how to reduce costs. One member suggests that considering off-season will help reduce costs. Another member recommends camping or caravan parks as an accommodation alternative. Our members also warn that weather conditions and cultural considerations may mean that climbing the rock is no longer an option.
Our members do agree that Uluru ought to be on every Aussies bucket-list and urge our member not to give up their plans!
Follow the discussion HERE.