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A FREE guest activities program including cultural guided and self-guided garden walks, Indigenous story telling, Indigenous art markets and more.

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During your stay at Ayers Rock Resort you're invited to experience a wide range of free activities, including guided and self-guided garden walks through the native gardens of Desert Gardens Hotel. Join a bush yarn at the Circle of Sand with a local Aboriginal storyteller and learn about weapons or bush tucker. Pay a visit to Wintjiri Arts + Museum showcasing local Anangu products, watch artists at work and learn more about the regions history, geology, flora and fauna in the museum's display. Or browse the many art pieces at the Resort's art galleries and at the Cultural Centre in the National Park and support local Mutitjulu artists.

These activities are operated daily and don't require a booking, just show up on the day. Browse a selection of free daily activities below and plan your days ahead by adding them to your itinerary. You can do as many of them as you like when you arrive at the Resort. Please note the schedule of activities varies throughout the year. Wet weather may also impact the location or time of the scheduled activity. Check with your accommodation reception for up-to-date activities information.

Cultural disclaimer: Our Indigenous staff and performers are traditional people with strong cultural obligations. In the event of some major unforseen cultural event, such as ceremonial duties or bereavement, we may not be able to provide specified activities as advertised.

  • All activities are FREE
  • Activities run daily all year round
  • Introduction to Indigenous culture
  • No need to book, just show up

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Bush Food Experience

Bush Food Experience

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Learn about Australian and local native bush foods with a tasting of seasonal seeds, fruits and spices. Your knowledgeable guide will describe how for centuries the Indigenous people used the bush for food. 

You'll find out about the uses of certain plants, fruits, grains and spices and about traditional food preparation methods. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of a recipe using some of the ancient native bush ingredients.

Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes. 
Days and times: daily, 1pm
Location: Wintjiri Arts & Museum

  • Introduction to Indigenous bush food
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Free activity runs daily
  • Location: Wintjiri Arts & Museum
 
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Bush Yarn

Bush Yarn

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Welcome to the Circle of Sand, the Indigenous heart of Ayers Rock Resort. You'll become captivated by the yarns told by an Indigenous storyteller of 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.
Days and times: daily, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am
Location: Town Square Lawn Area

  • Operates four times daily, year round
  • Learn about traditional Indigenous men’s “survival kit”
  • Experienced Indigenous guide
  • Free activity
 
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Ecology & Museum Tour

Ecology & Museum Tour

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Wintjiri museum provides an educational display highlighting local history, Aboriginal culture, geology, flora and fauna. On this interpretative tour of the museum your Aboriginal guide will introduce you to the region's unique ecology and classes of mammals and fauna types not found anywhere else in the world. 

Gain insights into the Anangu land conservation and management practices as well as a brief historical overview; starting 30,000 years ago with the Aboriginal habitation to the early European explorers, and the development of tourism at Uluru.

Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes.
Days and times: daily, 3pm
Location: Wintjiri Arts & Museum

  • Operates daily, year round
  • Learn local history, Aboriginal culture, geology, flora and fauna
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Guided Garden Walk

Guided Garden Walk

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Desert Gardens Hotel is famous for it's magnificent gardens full of local flora. Meet your Indigenous guide at the hotel's reception for a guided tour of these authentic native gardens and an introduction to the many different plants which Anangu relied on for food and medicinal purposes.

Tour duration approx. 1 hour.

  • Guided walk with an Indigenous guide 
  • Depart twice daily
  • Learn about local flora and its uses for food and medicinal purposes
 
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Learn about Australian and local native bush foods with a tasting of seasonal seeds, fruits and spices. Your knowledgeable guide will describe how for centuries the Indigenous people used the bush for food.  You'll find out about the uses of certain plants, fruits, grains and spices and about traditional food preparation methods. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of a recipe using some of the ancient native bush ingredients. Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes.  Days and times: daily, 1pm Location: Wintjiri Arts & Museum

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