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.
Tire them out with an adventure around the Rock
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
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
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
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
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