National NAIDOC Week 2022 Events


This National NAIDOC Week (3 - 10 July), we invite you to Pakala (Get Up!) Pakara ngarakati (Stand Up!) Utiriwa (Show Up!) with us at Ayers Rock Resort and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

This year's theme encourages everyone to continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and keep rallying around our mob, our Elders, our communities. Getting Up, Standing Up, and Showing Up can take many forms and during your stay in the spiritual heart of Australia, we encourage you to come along to our festivities and immerse yourself in one of the richest and oldest continuous living cultures in the world.

We welcome you to what promises to be a fun, uplifting and educational week where we will celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in particular, of Anangu on Anangu | Pitjantjatjara – Yankunytjatjara Country.

Be sure to check out what's on each day by clicking on the above dates including a daily special curated NAIDOC Week movie program at Arkani Theatre, NAIDOC Markets, cooking demonstrations, Pitjantjatjara language lessons, Inma and much more.

Pakala Pakara ngarakati Utiriwa

Free shuttle bus to Uluru cultural centre

Heading out to the Cultural Centre at Uluru but don't have a ride? We've got you covered! Hop on our FREE shuttle bus that departs twice daily throughout NAIDOC Week. Look out for the AAT Kings bus marked Free Shuttle to Uluru Cultural Centre on Monday 4, Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6, Thursday 7, and Saturday 9 July and just get on! No bookings required. See our schedule below:

Desert Gardens Hotel

  • Departs 10:10AM
  • Departs 12:40PM

Sails in the Desert

  • Departs 10:15AM
  • Departs 12:45PM

Staff Flatettes

  • Departs 10:20AM
  • Departs 12:50PM

Ayers Rock Campground

  • Departs 10:25AM
  • Departs 12:55PM

Outback Pioneer Hotel

  • Departs 10:30AM
  • Departs 01:00PM

Uluru Cultural Centre to Ayers Rock Resort

  • Departs 11:00AM | Arrives 11:30AM at Resort
  • Departs 01:30PM | Arrives 02:00PM at Resort
  • Departs 04:00PM | Arrives 04:30PM at Resort


What is National NAIDOC Week?

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on Earth.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Learn more about National NAIDOC Week.