Colourful, stylish, and central

The Lost Camel Hotel is a contemporary and fun, boutique-style hotel conveniently located in the heart of Ayers Rock Resort, only 20 minutes from Uluru. Furnished in a stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, The Lost Camel adds a unique and surprisingly edgy accommodation option to the collection of hotels at the Resort.

Compact rooms are decorated  in bright colours and crisp, clean whites. Standard Rooms feature either a queen bed, or a king zipper, which can be separated into two single beds. Or upgrade to a Standard King Room, which includes a comfortable sofa bed. All rooms feature private bathroom facilities with separate shower and toilet cubicles and an open-plan vanity.

Soak up the sun by the hotel’s central swimming pool, browse the shops or enjoy a casual meal at one of the cafés located in the Resort Town Square. Take part in the many free Indigenous guest activities on offer. Your stay also includes complimentary return Ayers Rock Airport bus transfers and free use of the Resort shuttle bus service

This quirky hotel is the perfect place to rest between outback adventures for visitors to Uluru.

Reception is open daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm. For after hours, please visit Sails in the Desert reception, adjacent to The Lost Camel.

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From $330 / night, min 3 nights


Artwork Behind The Lost Camel Hotel Logo

Kapi Tjukurla (Waterhole Story) - Kunmanara (Julie Taria) Brumby

Kapi Tjukurla (Waterhole Story)

Kunmanara (Julie Taria) Brumby, 2017

Julie Brumby has painted a vibrant description of her beloved desert landscape, in it the many rolling sand dunes, and most importantly; the waterholes. 

The lines in Julie's painting represent the patterns that can be seen in the land - 'tali' sand dunes, and concentric circles linked by lines can represent waterholes and river courses or the travelling and resting places of Creation Ancestors and Anangu.

There are many types of waterholes that Anangu can use and they depend on their intimate knowledge of the environment to know where and when they will find water. Sometimes a soakage will have dried up and the women must use their digging sticks to find water under the surface. They transport it back to their families by carrying it in wooden bowls which are carried on their heads.

Anangu follow the traditions of their Tjurkurpa or Creation Law within which are coded life survival skills. There are inma or ceremony for all parts of the country in order to teach and celebrate; for people to learn where they fit within both the environments and social systems. 

Anangu feel strongly about continuing to teach and learn Tjukurpa and their art is important and vital work. It sustains them economically, physically and culturally. It keeps the stories and traditions alive.

Kapi Tjukurla (Waterhole Story) © Julie Brumby