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7 Reasons To Visit Uluru in 2018

Are you planning to visit Uluru in 2018? With another year comes another exciting line-up of events and festivities taking place at Ayers Rock Resort.

7 Reasons To Visit Uluru in 2018

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Are you planning to visit Uluru in 2018? With another year comes another exciting line-up of events and festivities taking place at Ayers Rock Resort. From cultural and culinary experiences and immersive art installations, to a weekend of camel racing and stargazing, make the most out of your Uluru trip and plan your itinerary around these seven exciting events.

1. FIELD OF LIGHT ULURU

Field of Light Uluru Kate Miles

WHEN: EVERY NIGHT UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2020

With Uluru as your backdrop, witness a fantasy garden of 50,000 coloured stems light up the desert as you walk through the Field of Light. This award-winning exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro will continue to light up the spiritual heart of Australia until 31 December 2020.

There are a number of ways to experience the field including a Field of Light Pass, Star Pass, or for a special evening dining under the stars there is A Night at Field of Light. We recommend booking your Field of Light tour before arrival.

2. ULURU FEASTIVAL

Bush Tucker Journeys Flatlay

WHEN: 9-10 MARCH 2018

Catch a taste of Australia’s native flavours during the Uluru Feastival. For a weekend, you can experience Indigenous food and culture all in one place with open air dining, traditional bush tucker tastings, and a signature masterclass and three-course tasting dinner with Bush Tucker Journeys Ambassador and Indigenous celebrity chef Mark Olive.

Book your spot and get ready for a feast to tantalise all the senses.

3. TJUNGU INDIGENOUS CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Tjungu Festival Inma Welcome To Country

WHEN: 26-29 APRIL 2018

Celebrate the best of Australia’s Indigenous culture at the Tjungu Festival. This family-friendly festival runs for four days and will be buzzing with performances and activities to see and do from sunrise to sunset.

Browse the art and bush tucker markets, enjoy Indigenous music and dance performances, watch an Indigenous fashion parade, or be entertained under the stars with a special performance by country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley. Bookings essential

4. ULURU CAMEL CUP

Uluru Camel Cup Racing

WHEN: 25-26 MAY 2018

A must-do on every outback travellers list, the Uluru Camel Cup is the race that stops the rock. Join the locals for a fun-filled weekend of camel racing, boot scooting, whip cracking, live entertainment, and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Bid on your favourite camel in the Camel Cup Calcutta then cheer it to victory at the Uluru Camel Cup Race Day. Dress up for Fashions on the Field, then finish the weekend off with a true blue outback-style ball set under the sparkling night sky. Note: Entry fees apply for Camel Cup Race Day and Frock Up & Rock Up Ball.

5. AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK MARATHON

Australian Outback Marathon

WHEN: 28 JULY 2018

It’s not every day you’ll find a backdrop to a marathon with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. If you love running and adventure, the Australian Outback Marathon is one to put on the bucket list.

The event is designed for all levels of running abilities, with a full marathon, half marathon, 11km and 6km fun runs on a relatively flat course. If you’d like to participate this year, don’t forget to book your spot.

6. ULURU WELLNESS RETREAT

Uluru Wellness Retreat

WHEN: 7-13 SEPTEMBER 2018

With a new year upon us, it’s the perfect time to re-centre and restore your mind, body and spirit. The Uluru Wellness Retreat, hosted by popular life change facilitator Peter Bliss, will empower you to manage your emotions and master your mind through workshops, programs and guided meditations.

Set in the spiritual surrounds of Ayers Rock Resort and Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park, this is one truly memorable and reinvigorating escape.

7. ULURU ASTRONOMY WEEKEND

Outback Sky Journeys Stargazing

WHEN: 14-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

If all things ‘space’ peaks your interest, then the Uluru Astronomy Weekend is one to mark on your calendar. Run in partnership with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) and led by some of the world’s leading astronomers, you’ll discover and learn about the outback sky during this spectacular stargazing weekend.

Sit back and relax as we decode the night sky, test your astronomical knowledge at an Astro Trivia Lunch, or enjoy the full astronomical experience at a Stellar Starlit Dinner under the stars.  

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1 Day Hop On Hop Off Pass

This 1-day Hop On Hop Off pass gives you the freedom to explore Uluru at your own pace for one day. From sunrise to sunset, hop on and hop off as much as you like throughout the day. Additionally, this pass also entitles you to one bonus transfer to and from Kata Tjuta within the same day. Download timetable and map

15min Uluru and Resort Postcard Flight (daytime)

Limited on time? Take to the skies on a 15 minute scenic helicopter flight that takes you past Ayers Rock Resort and onto breathtaking views of the desert landscape and the majestic Uluru, as well as Kata Tjuta in the distance. Enjoy this tour anytime throughout the day, excluding sunrise and sunset. Tour duration is approx. 1 hour

15min Rock Blast (Daytime)

Launch off on a rock blasting adventure and take in the sights of Ayers Rock Resort and surrounding desert landscape as you make your way towards Uluru. Enjoy a panoramic view of the breathtaking scenery unique to the Red Centre.  Tour duration approx. 1 hour
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Longitude 131°

Located adjacent to Ayers Rock Resort, Longitude 131° offers an exclusive experience of the Australian Outback, rich in cultural heritage and history.

Emu Walk Apartments

Ayers Rock Resort's 4 star self-contained apartments: Only 20km from Uluru, the newly renovated 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are sheltered behind gardens of native trees. Lowest Price Guarantee.

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Ayers Rock Resort's 4 star self-contained apartments: Only 20km from Uluru, the newly renovated 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are sheltered behind gardens of native trees. Lowest Price Guarantee.
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Bush Food Experience

Learn about Australian and local bush tucker and how for many centuries local Indigenous groups would hunt, gather and prepare these bush foods. This will be followed by a fun cooking demonstration utilising a flavoursome Indigenous ingredient that you can try at home. Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes.  Days and times: daily, 1pm Location: Arkani Theatre, Amphitheatre area

Didgeridoo Workshop

Listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Yidaki, the traditional Aboriginal term for the didgeridoo, was discovered in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. During this workshop, guests are invited to try and play the didgeridoo. Note: Culturally, the didgeridoo is only played by males. We request your understanding and respect for Indigenous culture during this activity. Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes. Days and times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 3:00pm Location: Resort Town Square, Lawn Stage

Bush Yarn

Listen to the stories of Aboriginal culture and tradition where you will be shown men’s weapons that were used for hunting or women’s tools and techniques to gather bush tucker in the central desert. These sessions may also provide an opportunity to learn aspects about the local Pitjantjatjara language.. Tour duration: approx 30 minutes. Days and times: daily, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am Location: Circle of Sand, Town Square Lawn
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3 Day Uluru Outback Adventure Itinerary

Discover adventure in the Australian outback over 2 adventure-packed nights. Witness an amazing sunrise over Uluru. Get an adrenaline rush on a Harley Davidson ride. Enjoy dinner under the stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence and various guest activities. Tours in this itinerary requires a moderate level of fitness.

3 Day Uluru Budget Itinerary

Explore Australia's Red Centre on a budget in 2 packed nights. Experience the magic of Uluru. Enjoy a dinner under the stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence, walk through the Field of Light and discover various guest activities that will provide you with unforgettable memories. This itinerary is designed for those wanting a budget adventure.

3 Day Family Itinerary

Discover the spiritual heart of Australia with this 2 night Uluru family itinerary including Astro Tour, Uluru and Kata Tjuta sunrise tour, Dot painting and various guest activities. The tours in this suggested Uluru Family itinerary are suited to families with children 5 years and over.
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