Ayers Rock Resort
FREE Daily Activities
Enjoy a wide range of FREE activities, including guided or self guided garden walks through local native flora, sit down for a bush yarn in the Circle of Sand with a local Anangu storyteller, learn how to throw a spear or boomerang with an Indigenous guide, listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo, support local artists and browse the many artpieces at the Indigenous art markets or marvel at the traditional Indigenous dance performance where audience participation is encouraged and rare photo opportunities with the performers will ensure you will never forget this unique experience.
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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FESTIVE SEASON ACTIVITIES (21 December 2013 - 27 January 2014)
The Red Centre stirs with excitement as Ayers Rock Resort hosts a range of experiences for the school holiday festive season. In addition to our free daily activities you can play, learn and get involved with our special school holidays program. And most of all, they're fun for all the family!
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CHRISTMAS IN THE OUTBACK
12pm - late | 22 December | Town Square Lawn Area
The Resort Town Square transforms for Christmas in the Outback. Browse the market stalls for art and souvenirs or visit the food stalls for casual lunch on the lawn area. Check out the fire truck, Harley Motorcycles or friendly camels on display. Be entertained by the Mutitjulu Kids Ninja Circus performance before settling down to sing along for the Carols by Candlelight from 6pm.
Guided Garden Walk
8.30am - 9.30m daily | Desert Gardens Hotel
9.45am - 10.45am daily | Sails in the Desert Hotel
Book and meet at your hotel reception
Meet with an Indigenous guide who will take you on a journey around a Red Centre backyard, highlighting local flora as you stroll through the hotel’s garden. Learn how Indigenous people traditionally lived by using the bush for food and medicinal purposes.
Self Guided Hotel Garden Walks
Anytime, self paced | Pocket Guides available from hotel reception
Collect a Garden Walk Pocket Guide from your hotel reception for an introduction to our native flora at Sails in the Desert and Desert Gardens Hotel.
Indigenous Art Markets
10am - 4pm daily | Town Square Lawn Area
Marvel at the beauty of locally made art, support local Indigenous artists and purchase a unique piece to take home and share with family and friends.
MUSIC & DANCE
Cultural Dance Workshop
3pm - 3.30pm daily | Town Square Lawn Area
Learn Aboriginal dance movements like the emu and kangaroo, to the sound of traditional instruments and songs by our Indigenous dance troupe. Afterwards, an opportunity to share your new found talents at the Wakagetti Cultural Dance performance at 4pm.
Wakagetti Cultural Dancers
4pm - 5pm daily | Town Square Lawn Area
Wakagetti, meaning “Dance”, will open your mind and heart to Indigenous culture through an authentic dance performance. Learn about each performer's heritage, participate in cultural dancing and take a moment to interact with the troupe. This is a unique experience you will never forget.
Note: Still photographs can be taken throughout the performance. For cultural reasons, only the guest participation section of the performance may be filmed or recorded.
Interactive Didgeridoo Playing
12.30pm - 1pm daily | Resort Town Square
Listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo while enjoying lunch at the Resort Town Square. Male guests have the opportunity to try it for themselves. You may like to purchase a didgeridoo at the nearby Craftworks and learn with your own instrument
Note: Culturally, the didgeridoo is only played by males. We request your understanding and respect for Indigenous culture during this activity.
11am, 11.30am, 1pm and 1.30pm daily | Circle of Sand at Town Square Lawn Area
Welcome to the Circle of Sand, the Indigenous heart of Ayers Rock Resort. You will quickly become captivated by the yarns being told by an Indigenous storyteller about Aboriginal history, culture and traditional techniques used on the land. Dependant on the season, learn about traditional bushtucker or an Indigenous man’s “survival kit” including weapons such as katjii (hunting spears), tjutinpa (clubs), kali (boomerangs) and miru (spear thrower).
Spear & Boomerang Throwing
11am - 11.30am daily | Meet at Town Square Lawn Area
Join an Indigenous guide and learn how to throw a spear or a boomerang. Fun for all the family!
Tour & Information Centre
8.30am - 4.30pm daily | Resort Town Square
Meet our friendly Tour Operators for an opportunity to discuss and finalise your ideal Ayers Rock Resort itinerary. Be inspired by all there is to see and do in the region. Tours are priced to accommodate a range of budgets
Please be aware that our Indigenous performers are traditional people with strong cultural obligations. In the event of some major unforseen cultural event, such as ceremonial duties ore bereavement, we may not be able to provide the specified activity as advertised. Wet weather may also impact the location or time of the scheduled activity.