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We are focussed on providing guest with enriching, memorable experiences which they would not be to enjoy anywhere else in Australia.

What’s the weather like? What should I pack for my trip? How can I get there?

Throughout all four seasons you’ll find large temperature ranges between day and night. During the Australian summer months, temperatures range from 18°C/64°F (night) to 48°C/118°F (day). In the winter months, temperatures range from 0°C/32°F (night) to 30°C/86°F (day).

For more information about the weather in Uluru: Weather

Days are sunny and can be hot, with cooler nights that can become quite crisp and cold in winter. You will need solid walking shoes, comfortable casual clothes and layers of warm clothes if you are travelling in the cooler months. Hat and sunscreen are essential all year round.

You can get to Uluru by air, by car or by coach.

For more information about the getting to Uluru including flight information and complimentary airport transfers: Getting Here and Getting Around


What are the distances to nearest locations? Is there a credit card booking fee?

Ayers Rock Airport to Ayers Rock Resort 6km
Ayers Rock Resort to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park 20km
Uluru to Alice Springs 465km (4½ hours driving on sealed road)
Uluru to Kings Canyon 306km (3½ hours drive from Ayers Rock Resort)

You’ll enjoy more savings as we don't apply any surcharge on credit card payments. Find out 6 more reasons why you should book with us: Why book with us?


What are the services and facilities available?

In Ayers Rock Resort, you would find pretty much everything you expect to find in a small town. Shopping centre, petrol station, medical services and post office are just some of the services and facilities available.

For a detailed list: Services and facilities

What tours and activities are available? What are the dining options? Do you have free activities?

We have over 65 tours and experiences on offer including a wide range of free activities around the Resort.

For more information on experiences: Experiences

At Ayers Rock Resort, you have 15 dining experiences to choose from, no matter which accommodation you’ve chosen. You can indulge in open-air fine dining or enjoy a casual lunch.

For the full list of dining experiences: Dining and bars


Is it hard to operate such a resort in the middle of the desert?

The logistical challenges of running a high tech resort in such harsh terrain are enormous.

Everything about the Resort reflects sensitivity to the environment and respect for the area’s traditional owners. 

For background on our operations: An oasis in the middle of the desert

Who owns Ayers Rock Resort? Why is there only one resort in the region?

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is a subsidiary of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) and operates Ayers Rock Resort on its behalf.

For more information about Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia: Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

From 60’s to early 90’s, there were more accommodation operators in Uluru. In 1992, The Northern Territory conducted a review of commercial Resort operations and infrastructure. 8 years of competition at Yulara (where Ayers Rock Resort is located) had failed to deliver sufficient returns to warrant ongoing public sector ownership and management, accumulating $90 million of debt. All hotels came under one management as Ayers Rock Resort Company was formed.

For more information on the history of Ayers Rock Resort: History and facts


What Properties Do You Operate?

Ayers Rock Resort provides a variety of accommodation options for every possible taste and budget - from the award winning 5-star Sails in the Desert, and modern Desert Gardens Hotel, to the self contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge, and the Ayers Rock Campground, offering powered campsites and air conditioned cabins.

Voyages also manages Home Valley Station in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia and Mossman Gorge Centre in Tropical North Queensland.

What Makes Voyages Different?

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has a strong commitment to social responsibility, all profits from all business activities go towards supporting Indigenous training and employment across Australia.

We are focused on providing guests which enriching, memorable experiences which they would not be able to enjoy anywhere else in Australia. We are also committed to nurturing and sharing Australia's sensitive and complex eco and cultural destinations and also to protecting them so that our guests can continue to enjoy them for years to come.

It is critically important to us that we address local needs and concerns - at Voyages the social and environmental contracts we have created are not an option, they are vital way of life for us as a company and for our partners.

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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.

Uluru Bicycle Hire (Departure 1)

Take a morning ride around the base of Uluru by bicycle. The 15 kilometre self-guided journey is easily made within 3 hours and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Stop and explore the pure beauty of this spiritual and unique wonder of the world at your own pace. Once you have finished your ride, you are free to explore the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Includes return hotel transfers operated by Uluru Hop On & Hop Off. Children toddler seats and tag-a-longs available on request, subject to availability. Departure times: Return transfer from your accommodation by Uluru Hop ON Hop Off 7:15am December 7:45am February 8:30am March 9:30am October and November 10:00am September 10:15am 16-30 April and May 10:30am 1-15 April and June to August Duration approx. 4 hours

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
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Longitude 131°

Longitude 131° offers an exclusive experience of Australia’s spirited heartland.

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Ayers Rock Resort’s Emu Walk Apartments offer the luxury of newly renovated, fully serviced apartments with all the practicalities of home.

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Located within the Ayers Rock Resort, the well-equipped campground is an ideal base from which to experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Bush Food Experience

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. 

Mani Mani Indigenous Cultural Theatre

Mani-Mani Theatre Company’s unique sound, lighting, 3D effects and performance take you on a visually captivating experience transporting you to the ancient lands of Central Australia where the story of Walawuru, Kakalyalya & Kaanka unravels. The symbolic story of Walawuru, Kakalyalya & Kaanka is a tale of love, jealousy and greed. Expressed through ‘Mani-Mani’, the local art form of storytelling, this contemporary Indigenous performance brings to life the ancient ancestral beings Walawuru the Wedge-Tailed Eagle and his two wives; Kaanka the black crow and Kakalyalya the white cockatoo. Walawuru is happy with his two wives but little does he know Kaanka is evil and very jealous of the kind and caring Kakalyalya. The word ‘Mani-Mani’ comes from the Yankunytjatjara & Pitjantjatjara language of the Anangu people of Central Australia. Anangu people would often tell stories by drawing symbols in the sand using a stick taken from a branch of the Mani-Mani tree. The stories were often about ancestors, real events in history and the Tjukurpa creation time. Please note: this tour will recommence 5 February 2018

Ecology & Museum Tour

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.
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Immerse yourself in the magic of this cultural living landscape with this all-encompassing 2 night cultural itinerary including: Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars Dot painting Desert Awakenings sunrise tour Various guest activities

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Your 2 night Luxury and Indulgence stay is overflowing with experiences that will leave you with a lifetime of lasting memories. Includes Mayu Wiru intimate fine dining experience, an intimate Desert Awakenings tour, a helicopter ride and various guest activities to experience at Ayers Rock Resort. This itinerary is suited to couples or 2 singles wanting that indulgent Outback break. Includes: Tali Wiru fine dining under the outback sky Desert Awakenings tour Helicopter ride (requires a min. 2 passengers) Variety of guest activities
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