Ayers Rock Resort
Special Events at Ayers Rock Resort in 2014
In 2014 Ayers Rock Resort will host a number of major annual events that will make your stay in the spiritual heart of Australia even more engaging. With events that encompass culture, fashion, sports, astronomy, music and art, Ayers Rock Resort's spectacular line-up of vibrant events gives even more reasons to visit the spiritual heart of Australia.
APRIL | Tjungu Festival 24-27 April 2014
Entry: FREE | charges apply for dining events
Be part of the inaugural Tjungu Festival 24 to 27 April 2014 at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Tjungu (pron. tjoo-ngoo), means meeting or coming together in local Anangu language, celebrates the best of Australian Indigenous culture.
During this four-day family friendly festival the Resort will be humming with activity from sunrise to sunset and beyond. There will be a lively timetable of events featuring everything from culture to fashion and art from sport to music and food. This uplifting festival will provide a fantastic opportunity to fully immerse yourself in Australian Indigenous and local Anangu culture, adding another layer to your already inspiring Uluru experience.
MAY | Outback Fest - Uluru Camel Cup 2 - 5 May 2014
Entry: FREE | charges apply for select events
Join locals at this fun filled weekend of activities and experience a true Aussie Outback Fest. A special outback style Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars will kick off this exciting weekend.
Popular events include the Uluru Camel Cup - Camel Race Day complete with Fashions on the Field and the Camel Calcutta, with great prizes on offer. By day browse the many market stalls at Ayers Rock Resort's Town Square and sample local produce and bush tucker.
The weekend culminates with a true blue Frock and Rock Up Ball set under the sparkling night sky complete with a red desert dance floor and live entertainment.
JULY | Australian Outback Marathon 26 July 2014
Entry: Charges apply - book with Travelling Fit
Now in its fifth year, Ayers Rock Resort again plays host to the Australian Outback Marathon on 26 July 2014. Set amongst one of the most iconic backdrops in the world entrants from all over the world will once again pound the red dust with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Race organiser and sports tour operator, Travelling Fit, have designed the event to be enjoyed by all levels of running abilities offering four different events - a full marathon, half marathon and two fun runs. Most of the race course is plotted on unsealed roads, trails and bush tracks throughout Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
AUGUST | Astronomy Weekend 22-24 August 2014
Entry: Charges apply
The Australian desert around Uluru is perhaps one of the best places in the world to explore the galaxy of stars in the night sky. The low humidity and minimal light pollution in the Red Centre allow you to view the stars and planets like you've never seen them before. Celebrating the vast outback night sky, Ayers Rock Resort's Astronomy Weekend held 22 to 24 August will present a fitting close to National Science Week. Devoted to providing insights into astronomy, led by popular scientific personality Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and some of the world's leading experts, the weekend will include discussion sessions on astro-statistics, the structure of the cosmos, a Gala Star Ball and more. It will provide those already familiar with the night sky new insights and for those new to astronomy an excellent introduction. Other special events will include an exclusive Astronomical Sounds of Silence dinner experience.