Ayers Rock Resort accommodation includes the following options:
Outback Pioneer Hotel
Australian hospitality has its own style of service that combines both professionalism and genuine warmth. You'll find this authentic brand of service at the Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel. It offers comfortable, affordable hotel rooms with a private bathroom and is perfect for the demands of travellers looking for quality service in relaxed surrounds. The rooms feature air-conditioning and heating and have tea/coffee making facilities. This is a place where friendships are made and good times are had by all. Taste Australia's pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ, and swap stories of your day's adventures. Alternatively, opt for the peace and quiet of the Bough House Restaurant.
Desert Gardens Hotel – additional surcharge
Offering the only rooms with views of Uluru in Ayers Rock Resort (additional cost), Desert Gardens Hotel offers 218 elegant guestrooms within an oasis of native gardens. Taking its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for desert quandong, Mangata Bistro & Bar serves a delicious buffet breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with highlights of native Australian bush tucker flavours throughout. The contemporary indoor area flows seamlessly to an outdoor terrace, surrounded by the native greens of the iconic gardens of the hotel. Arnguli Grill & Restaurant, Ayers Rock Resort’s premier à la carte dining location, takes its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for bush plum. Located in the shadows of the hotel’s ghost gums, overlooking the central pool and garden, the restaurant offers quality Australian produce featuring native Indigenous flavours. Open daily for dinner, Arnguli’s outback-inspired interiors feature distinctive Indigenous artefacts and a dramatic patterned carpet inspired by local vegetation.
Sails in the Desert – additional surcharge
In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly premium outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 beautifully appointed rooms and suites. In a destination where one of the world's oldest cultures still thrives, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert's modern design. This hotel features an expansive gumtree lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and Indigenous-inspired cuisine in the Walpa Lobby Bar, or curl up on one of the daybeds and enjoy a casual lunch and cocktail by the pool. Sails in the Desert's stunning Mulgara Gallery takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Find each of your senses lulled into complete relaxation as you give in to one of the Red Ochre Spa's treatments.
What to do:
As a guest at Ayers Rock Resort you have access to all the facilities the resort has to offer including; swimming pools, Resort Town Square shops, petrol station, tennis courts, visitor centre, tour desk, art galleries and more. If you are catering for yourself, you can pick up supplies at the Supermarket at the Resort Town Square. Also during your stay at Ayers Rock Resort you're invited to experience a wide range of free activities, including guided and self-guided garden walks through the native gardens of Desert Gardens Hotel. Join a bush yarn at the Circle of Sand with a local Aboriginal storyteller and learn about weapons or bush tucker. Pay a visit to Wintjiri Arts + Museum showcasing local Anangu products, watch artists at work and learn more about the regions history, geology, flora and fauna in the museum's display. Or browse the many art pieces at the Resort's art galleries and at the Cultural Centre in the National Park and support local Mutitjulu artists.
Depart the resort in total darkness for your Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light Tour only a short drive to Bruce Munro’s renowned Field of Light installation. Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro is noted for his immersive site-specific installations that employ light to evoke emotional response, often in an outdoor context and on a monumental scale. His Field of Light, inspired by a trip to Uluru over 27 years ago, is installed in a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru. It is his largest installation to date, with Munro and his team installing more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted glass spheres. It is truly a magical sight to behold. Wander through the paths surrounding the 50,000 hand-crafted frosted glass spheres of light, in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white. Return to the dune-top, where you'll be served a warming tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Watch as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up Uluru – don’t forget to look out for Kata Tjuta behind you!
Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park on your Uluru Sunset tour. Your Driver Guide will provide expert commentary while you enjoy the amazing surroundings and the sight of Uluru in the distance. This fascinating icon stands 348 metres high, however, most of its mass is below ground level. You’ll be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence and inherent spirituality.
Want to get up close and personal with Uluru and Kata Tjuta? Why not ask our NT Now travel specialists about other tours available during your stay.
Location & how to get there
Alice Springs Airport (alicespringsairport.com.au) is served by Virgin Australia, Qantas and Air North with capital cities served mostly by daily flights. There are also connections to and from Ayers Rock airport as well as several regional airports, mostly within the NT.
On sale until 31 May 2020. For travel until 30 November 2020. Advertised price for travel until 30 May 2020. Seasonal supplements apply outside these dates. Blackout dates may apply and some inclusions may be closed over public holidays. Prices and inclusions are correct as of 24 January 2020 and may be subject to change due to availability, surcharges, fees or taxes without notice. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices are based on per person twin share. * These activities are operated daily and don't require a booking, just show up on the day. Browse a selection of free daily activities below and plan your days ahead by adding them to your itinerary. You can do as many of them as you like when you arrive at the Resort. Please note the schedule of activities varies throughout the year. Wet weather may also impact the location or time of the scheduled activity. Check with your accommodation reception for up-to-date activities information. Cultural disclaimer: Our Indigenous staff and performers are traditional people with strong cultural obligations. In the event of some major unforseen cultural event, such as ceremonial duties or bereavement, we may not be able to provide specified activities as advertised. Please contact us on 1800 854 897 or firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire. Airfares and transfers are additional unless otherwise specified. For full terms and conditions and details on our refund policy, view our booking conditions. E&OE.