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Top Family Experiences at Uluru

With adventures ranging from little to large, Uluru and the Red Centre truly is the Goldilocks of family getaways, and with these rock-solid tips you'll be sure to deliver a dream escape for everyone.

Top Family Experiences at Uluru

Monday, 17 September 2018

With adventures ranging from little to large, Uluru and the Red Centre truly is the Goldilocks of family getaways, and with these rock-solid tips you’ll be sure to deliver a dream escape for everyone.

Tire them out with an adventure around the Rock

Family Experiences Base Walk

Walk, cycle, or segway, there’s no shortage of fun to be had circumnavigating Uluru. The kids will love exploring the pathways that get you up close to ancient rock art and stunning waterholes along the way. The full circuit is 10.6 kilometers but it’s easy enough to just do sections of the track if you or the kids aren’t up for going the whole way around. Just remember to take plenty of water with you.

Don’t miss dusk in the desert from atop a dune

Family Experience Sun Set Viewing

Watching the sun set on Australia’s most iconic rock is undoubtedly a highlight on any trip to the heart of the country, and it should definitely be included in a family itinerary. There are many ways to glimpse the sinking sun, but nothing beats the simplicity of grabbing the gang and bit of a picnic spread and heading to one of the viewing platforms around the resort. Why not arrive an hour before the sun goes down to claim your spot and settle in for Mother Nature’s greatest performance.

Get the Kids involved in cultural fun with Dot Painting Workshops

Family Experiences Dot Painting Workshops

Get your creative juices flowing as you and the kids get to have fun creating your own dot-masterpiece. First join a local Indigenous artist and learn about the different symbols used to create these beautiful works of art. Discover the meaning behind the symbols as Creation Time (Tjukurpa) stories and Aṉangu paintings purpose as both an educational and ceremonial function.

Cosy up to some unique Central Australian friends at the Red Desert Reptiles show

Family Experiences Red Desert Reptiles

Here’s your chance to meet Bruce the Blue Tongue Lizard, Wolverine the Bearded Dragon and Max the King Brown. The Red Desert Reptiles show runs twice daily, where expert handler Danny, educates you on the 73 species of reptiles calling the desert home. You’ll learn about how these creature survive in the harsh desert environment, and be able to get up close, touch and hold some of the reptiles. Cameras are a must for this rare encounter.

Count stars not sheep on your very own Outback Sky Journey

Family Experiences Astro Show

Designed specifically to suit families, the Astro tour takes you on a journey through past mythologies, present skies and into the future of astronomy. The natural desert surrounds make this the perfect place for star gazing as the low humidity and minimal natural light allow you to really see into the galaxy. Bonus: Kids under 15 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Ayers Rock Resort Family Features:

  • Emu Walk Apartments offers one and two bedroom self-contained apartments making it the perfect choice for families. Rooms have the luxury of modern, fully serviced apartments with all the practicalities of home.
  • Most tours at Uluru are child friendly. Here's a full list of recommended Uluru Family Tours
  • Special children's menus and prices are available at all restaurants and cafes throughout the Resort
  • A schedule of free Indigenous activities will keep the whole family occupied
  • Don't forget your swimmers, each hotel has its own pool
  • There's a playground, giant chess set and two tennis courts


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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.

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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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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