Travel Information - Y
YMCA/YWCA and Youth Hostels are located throughout Australia for the budget-conscious traveller, some of them in surprisingly exotic and stunning settings. There are also backpacker hostels that specialise in those on working holidays and the network among backpackers for buying/selling cars, sharing information etc is very strong - hit the Net!
The 'Y's looked lonely without a third entry so - if passing through southern NSW or northern Victoria look out for Yowie. He's an ape-like man, around two and a half metres tall who has been sighted by a number of people (some of them reputable!).
The entrance to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is at Yulara, a resort complex built in the 1970s specifically to cater for visitors to Ayers Rock and The Olgas. The Northern Territory Government demolished a pub, motels, cabins and camp sites which had sprung up over years around the base of Uluru and returned the Rock and the land to its traditional Aboriginal owners. Yulara is a delightful mini township with five accommodation houses ranging from the luxury Sails in the Desert Hotel to bunkhouse beds. There is also a grassed camping area. Yulara is almost 450 km or a four and a half-hour drive from Alice Springs. A flight takes 40 minutes.