Whether it’s snorkelling at Berry Springs, cruising through Mindil Beach Sunset Markets or venturing out to Kakadu, Darwin is all about tropical living, fascinating characters and outdoor adventures.View our Darwin travel guide
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Visiting from Ayers Rock (Uluru) to Darwin
Ayres Rock (Uluru) to Darwin (AYQ to DRW)
The approximate time for flights from Ayres Rock (Uluru) to Darwin is approximately 10 hours and 20 minutes.
When to visit
Darwin has a 'wet' and a 'dry' season. The wet season is from November to April and is characterised by high humidity, monsoonal rains and storms. The dry season from May to October is filled with warm, dry sunny days and cool nights. June to August is the dry season and the most popular time to visit the Top End when the weather is at it’s coolest the event calendar is packed with concerts, cinemas and outdoor dining.
What is the main airport called?
Darwin AirportOpens in a new tab or window. Located 13km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara, Darwin International Airport (DRW) is the busiest and largest airport in the Northern Territory. Both domestic and international services operate from the same airport.
Arriving in Darwin
The friendly staff at Darwin Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your baggage, there are several transport options available to get you into town.
Getting into Darwin from Darwin Airport
Darwin Airport is in Marrara, a short 15-minute drive from the city. With taxis, Ubers, car rentals and buses available, getting to the city from the airport is easy. If you're staying at one of the Accor Hotels in Darwin a free shuttle is available to take you to your accommodation.
Getting around Darwin
Darwin has many transport options including buses, car rentals, bicycle hire, and walkways. If you’d like to use the public bus network, purchase a Tap and Ride card as you board the bus or from bus interchanges, or buy single tickets on board (cash only).
Fly from Ayers Rock
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Ayers Rock, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Ayers Rock Airport (Connellan. AYQ). Located 6km from Ayers Rock Resort and 16km from Uluru. Complimentary shuttle buses meet most flights and transfer you to your accommodation. There is no taxi service available in the area. Set in the Northern Territory, Ayers Rock Airport is one of the nation’s busiest regional airports, and the main travel hub for visitors wanting to explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. There is one main terminal, which services commercial airlines, as well as private charter aircraft.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Ayers Rock are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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