Sails In The Desert

from $388 room only rate, min 2 night info

from $338 room & breakfast, min 3 night info
from $233 room only rate, min 5 night info

Sails in the Desert

In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience.

Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading 228 luxury five star 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. More than luxury accommodation, Sails in the Desert hotel is a destination of exploration and indulgence.

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.

Sails in the Desert 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 culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.

Choose Sails in the Desert for an outback holiday in which this enigmatic living cultural landscape is brought to life with a unique style and modern luxury.

Your stay includes Free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Make your stay in the spiritual heart of Australia even more engaging with Ayers Rock Resort’s spectacular line-up of vibrant events:

Tjungu Festival - 23-26 April 
Dalai Lama - 13 June
Australian Outback Marathon - 25 July
Uluru Astronomy Weekend - 14-16 August

Amenities & Facilities

  • 5 star accommodation
  • Family room configurations
  • 24 hour reception
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Modern dining, lounge and bar options
  • 24 hour in room dining service
  • Red Ochre Spa
  • Mulgara Gallery
  • Meeting & function rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in hotel reception & lobby
  • In-room high speed cable internet and Wi-Fi (charges apply)
  • Check in 3pm / Out 10am
Superior Room

Superior Room

Natural tones are complemented by Indigenous artwork, artefacts and decorative pieces.

  • from $388 room only rate, min 2 night info
  • from $338 room & breakfast, min 3 night info
  • from $233 room only rate, min 5 night info

Natural tones are complemented by Indigenous artwork, artefacts and decorative pieces that surround you with the magic and mystery of local Anangu creation stories.

Step out onto the balcony, terrace or verandah and listen to the desert day transform to night before curling up in the pure luxury of one of Sails in the Desert’s ‘Ahh’ Beds.

Rooms are configured with either twin Queen beds or one King bed. Interconnecting rooms, cots, rollaway beds and wheelchair accessible rooms are subject to availability.

Your stay includes Free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service, Virgin Velocity Points and children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding.

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  • Mini Bar
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Heating / air-conditioning
  • HD TV with free to air channels, radio and pay per view movies
  • Ensuite bathroom with complimentary amenities, luxury robes, blow dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In room safe

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Terrace Room

Terrace Room

Style and comfort from within flows onto the terrace that begs you to curl up on the day bed

  • from $468 room & breakfast, min 2 night info

Woven into the fabric of the carpet, dotted along cushions and splashed across walls the very real presence of the living cultural landscape outside is obvious in every facet of this luxurious room.

Style and comfort from within flows onto the terrace that begs you to curl up on the day bed or stretch out on the lounge under the towering white gums. Your stay in a Terrace Room is inclusive of delicious buffet breakfast daily at Ilkari Restaurant

Rooms are configured with either twin Queen beds or one King bed. Cots, rollaway beds and wheelchair accessible rooms are subject to availability.

Your stay includes interactive buffet breakfast daily, Free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service, Virgin Velocity Points and children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding including buffet breakfast.

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  • Iron/ironing board
  • In room safe

 

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Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

Featuring a separate living area, spacious bedroom and multiple balconies.

  • from $900 room & breakfast, min 1 night info

Featuring a separate living area, spacious bedroom and multiple balconies, the Deluxe Suite offers a modern neutral palette accented by colours and textures from Anangu creation stories and the desert landscape outside.

Luxurious features such a spa bath and, of course, Sails in the Desert’s aptly named ‘Ahh’ Bed, are complimented by local Indigenous artwork and artefacts. Your stay in a Deluxe Suite is inclusive of delicious buffet breakfast daily at Ilkari Restaurant.

Rooms are configured with one King bed and ensuite bathroom with spa bath. Rollaway bed and cot are subject to availability.

Your stay includes interactive buffet breakfast daily, Free Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers, free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service, Virgin Velocity Points and children 15 years and under stay free using existing bedding including buffet breakfast. 

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15min Rock Blast (Daytime)

Launch off on a Rock Blasting adventure, taking in the sights of Ayers Rock Resort and surrounding deserts on the way to Uluru; a panorama of breathtaking scenery unique to the Red Centre.  Tour duration is approx. 1 hour.

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For those on a budget or if your time is limited, this is the quickest way to see Uluru. A 15 minute scenic flight takes you past Voyages Ayers Rock Resort and onto Uluru. It is also possible to see Kata Tjuta in the distance.  Tour duration is approx. 1 hour.

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Bush Yarn at the Circle of Sand

Welcome to the Circle of Sand, the Indigenous heart of Ayers Rock Resort. You will quickly become captivated by the yarns 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). Tour duration approx 30 minutes.

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Meet with an Indigenous guide who will take you on a journey around the Sails in the Desert gardens pointing out the local flora. Learn how Indigenous people traditionally lived by using the bush for food and medicinal purposes. Alternatively, collect a free Garden Walk Pocket Guide from your hotel reception for a self-guided tour. Tour duration approx. 1 hour.

Wakagetti Cultural Dancers

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. Tour duration approx. 1 hour.
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Staying at the 41/2 star Desert Gardens Hotel, celebrate the best of Australian Indigenous culture in three majestic days during this lively Indigenous festival. With three signature events included - the ‘Tastes of Tjungu’, a commemorative Indigenous Australians at War Lunch and an elevated view of the Tjungu Fashion Parade and Final Night Concert, as well as a Desert Awakenings sunrise tour that will take you up close to Uluru, you will be well and truly immersed in the magic of this living cultural landscape. This itinerary is suited for families with children aged 10 and over.

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