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After exploring Sydney, we flew direct to Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ). At the airport you can either rent a car or, like many other people do, join a pre-booked guided tour. If you rent a car, make sure that your car is always gassed up so that you don’t run out of fuel in the blazing sun and heat middle of nowhere. There are occasional cars and tour buses that can help should your car break down or run out of gas, but generally, this is a lonely place in a large desert.
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We booked a room for one night in the Desert Gardens Hotel. The hotel is a less than 10min drive from the airport through the orange red desert. What a difference the hotel makes. It is a green oasis with a pool. It was kind of a weird but super enjoyable feeling to spend some time in the pool during the mid-day heat – in the middle of this gigantic desert!
As far as I know, the hotel has been renovated since we visited and the rooms look much nicer these days.
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