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Located within the spiritual heart of Australia, Ayers Rock Resort is not only a cluster of accommodation offerings but also the hub for tours, dining experiences and free Indigenous activities and engagement, making it a destination like no other.
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Ayers Rock Resort encompasses five individual accommodation options from the 5-star Sails in the Desert hotel, award-winning Desert Gardens Hotel, self-contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge and Ayers Rock Campground.
TOURS AND EXPERIENCES
The Resort offers an impressive spectrum of internationally acclaimed tours & experiences for guests in and around Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park including the iconic award-winning Sounds of Silence and exclusive Tali Wiru under the stars dining experiences. There is a suite of free daily Indigenous Guest Activities, featuring didgeridoo playing lessons to spear and boomerang throwing lessons, garden walks and more.
DINING AND FOOD EXPERIENCES
Dining & food experiences take centre stage as part of a stay at Ayers Rock Resort with a range of 14 restaurants and unique dining options - from fine dining under the stars to casual lunches by the pool, featuring some of the most unique produce that Australia has to offer.
LOGISTICS OF OPERATING A RESORT
The logistics of operating a Resort in the middle of the desert is a complex operation, everything used at the Resort from food ingredients to stationary is transported in by road train and reloaded with recyclable goods on the return route.
ULURU MEETING PLACE
The Resort also features a newly built world-class conference facility, the Uluru Meeting Place, designed to inspire delegates with tailor made high-impact events and once-in-a lifetime experiences unique to the destination.
In 2014 we commenced a major events program which has included performances by the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, an Indigenous cultural festival, Tjungu, a photography weekend and more.
ULURU KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park expands across more than 327,414 acres of Australia’s desert outback and is home to two of the world’s most iconic rock formations. There's so much to explore in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and the Cultural Centre including guidelines for visiting media, recent history of the area to geology, astronomy, nature and sunrise and sunset times.
VOYAGES INDIGENOUS TOURISM AUSTRALIA PROPERTIES
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia manages Ayers Rock Resort and the Mossman Gorge Centre on behalf of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC).With a strong commitment to social responsibility, all profits from Voyages business activities go toward building the guest experience and supporting Indigenous training and employment.
VOYAGES INDIGENOUS TRAINING ACADEMY
Our aim is to train and develop more Indigenous staff via Voyages Indigenous Training Academy, enabling them to secure employment in the hospitality industry across Australia. In turn, our guests enjoy a more “authentic” Indigenous Australian experience.
Located within the spiritual heart of Australia, Ayers Rock Resort is not only a cluster of accommodation offerings but also the hub for tours, dining experiences and free Indigenous activities, making it a unique destination.
AYERS ROCK RESORT ACCOMMODATION
Ayers Rock Resort encompasses five accommodation options from Sails in the Desert hotel, award-winning Desert Gardens Hotel, Emu Walk Apartments, Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge to the Ayers Rock Campground.
ARTS & CULTURE
The highly successful Artist-in-Residence program features an Australian artist and a regular Australian craftsperson to work within the Resort and create art in situ, as well as to exhibit and sell their work.
AWARD WINNING RESORT
Each year, Voyages enters Ayers Rock Resort into various awards in order to acknowledge this unique Resort that strives for excellence in every area of operation.
DINING & FOOD EXPERIENCES
Food and wine experiences take centre stage as part of a stay at Ayers Rock Resort. Ayers Rock Resort offers a range of 14 restaurants and unique dining options.
FIELD OF LIGHT ULURU
The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has come ‘home’ to the place that inspired it - Uluru.
ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK
For the local Indigenous people, the whole area is of enormous spiritual and cultural significance and it is extremely important for visiting media to be aware that strict photography and filming restrictions are in place.
Despite the often harsh climate, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to hundreds of different animal and bird species. One of the best things about a visit here is to see some of this wildlife in their natural habitat.
OPERATING AYERS ROCK RESORT
Scientific know how enables the Resort to source all of its water & generate its own electricity locally, but almost everything else to deliver sustenance, comfort & enjoyment has to be transported long distances.
Archaeological work suggests that Aboriginal people were living in this region at least 22,000 years ago. Tourism started in Uluru in the 1950s and 2014 marks the 30 year anniversary of Ayers Rock Resort.
SUNRISE & SUNSET
Witnessing a sunset and a sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta is an awe-inspiring experience and a ‘must-do.’ Watch the remarkable changing colours of Uluru as the sun rises or sets over the desert landscape.
TOURS & EXPERIENCES
With over 65 tours and activities, Ayers Rock Resort offers an impressive spectrum of internationally acclaimed experiences for guests in and around Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.
ULURU MEETING PLACE
Recently awarded the Australian Tourism Award for Business Tourism, the newly built Uluru Meeting Place is a world-class conference facility designed to inspire delegates with high-impact events & once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
VOYAGES INDIGENOUS TOURISM AUSTRALIA
Voyages is a subsidiary of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), a semi-government organisation devised to assist Indigenous people. Voyages manages Ayers Rock Resort and the Mossman Gorge Centre.
Timeless and enriching, Longitude 131° offers guests immersion in the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with earthy luxury and private views of Uluru (Ayers Rock).