Uluru, looking up



Thursday, 06 July 2017

A man with bush tucker

An exciting line-up of major events is taking place at Ayers Rock Resort throughout the year. From globally-acclaimed art installation Field of Light Uluru and the Australian Outback Marathon to the Uluru Astronomy Weekend and Uluru Feastival, a gastronomic weekend celebrating native Australian flavours, these special experiences offer another element to the destination.

Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru: every night until 31 March 2018
The critically acclaimed and not-to-be-missed Field of Light Uluru has been extended for another season due to popular demand. The dazzling solar-powered installation is the creation of British artist Bruce Munro and illuminates a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru.

Australian Outback Marathon: 29 July 2017
Set amongst one of the most iconic backdrops in the world, the Australian Outback Marathon is now in its 8th year and this year’s race will be the largest to date, with 600 entrants from 29 countries set to pound the red dust while enjoying spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Race organiser and sports tour operator, Travelling Fit, has designed the event for all levels of running ability, with a full marathon, half marathon and two fun runs taking place.

Uluru Feastival: 18-20 August 2017, 3-5 November 2017, 9-10 March 2018
This NEW quarterly culinary event celebrates Australia’s native flavours as part of Ayers Rock Resort's Bush Tucker Journeys. The gastronomic weekend showcases Indigenous food and culture and includes open air fine dining and traditional bush tucker tastings, as well as a signature masterclass and a three-course tasting dinner under the stars with Bush Tucker Journeys’ Ambassador and Indigenous celebrity chef Mark Olive.

Uluru Wellness Retreat: 8-14 September 2017
This transformational weekend, hosted by popular life change facilitator Peter Bliss, empowers participants to manage their emotions and master their mind with practical mindfulness workshops, silence survival strategies, intuition and intention tips, Qigong workshops, and guided meditations to enhance their lives. Set in the spiritual surrounds of Ayers Rock Resort and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this reinvigorating weekend includes a nutritious and nourishing food program, plus an option to enjoy a desert dining experience under the stars.

Uluru Astronomy Weekend: 20-22 October 2017
Astronomy enthusiasts of all ages can discover the spectacular Australian outback sky at this popular event run in partnership with the Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) and hosted by Associate Professor and award-winning astronomer, Lisa Harvey-Smith. In its fourth year, the enlightening stargazing weekend includes fun family activities and demonstrations, an outdoor cinema experience under the stars, astro-photography and engaging discussions on cosmic events, the structure of the Universe, dark matter, Aboriginal astronomy and navigation, how the universe began and much more. For a full astronomical experience, guests can join the optional Signature Events (at extra cost) including an Astro Trivia Lunch and the Stellar Starlit Dinner.

Tjungu Indigenous Cultural Festival: 25-29 April 2018
Celebrating the best of Australian Indigenous culture, the Tjungu Festival was a sell-out success in its fourth year and returns by popular demand. Tjungu, (pronounced tjoo-ngoo), means meeting together in local Anangu language and the 2018 event will see returning artists and ambassadors joined by emerging and established Indigenous performers, sporting heroes and artists. Highlights include an Anangu welcome to country, lively markets showcasing Indigenous art and bush tucker, an Indigenous fashion parade, traditional and contemporary Indigenous musicians and bands and the “Tastes of Tjungu” outdoor desert dining experience hosted by a celebrity chef.

For further information go to: ayersrockresort.com.au

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