Erldunda is located ideally for people not wanting to stay near Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Although located 253 km from Uluru the amount of money saved, particularly if it is only intended to spend a day in the Uluru National Park, would justify the distance.
The general area around Erldunda is home to the Luritja, also known as Matuntara, Aboriginal people.
Erldunda promotes itself, with some justification, as a very superior roadhouse. Located where the Stuart Highway and the Lasseter Highway meet, Erldunda is 200 km from Alice Springs, 1683 km from Darwin and 1337 km from Adelaide.
With 100 powered caravan sites, 54 motel units and 34 budget units, a 100 seat restaurant and a wide range of additional facilities the owners are gearing themselves to the reality that people will choose a budget alternative rather than the excessive prices of Yulara.
The site of Erldunda Motel Caravan Park is 20 hectares which have been carved off the edge of Erldunda Station. The property was established in the 1870s by Richard Warburton, and remained in the Warburton family until the mid 1920s.