National NAIDOC Week 2022 Events

SATURDAY 9 JULY

The free shuttle bus to the Uluru Cultural Centre runs today. See shuttle bus schedule below.

FREE SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE 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

9:00AM | GUIDED GARDEN WALK | CIRCLE OF SAND TOWN SQUARE | 30 MINS

Group taking guided tour of gardens at Ayers Rock Resort
Guided Garden Walks

Meet at the Circle of Sand at Town Square Lawn at 9am, or at the Circle of Sand at Desert Gardens at 4pm, where your Guide will show you around the Resort Gardens highlighting the seasonal local flora, highlighting bush foods, trees native to Australia and the medicines traditionally used.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

10:00AM | EMU RUNNER | ARKANI THEATRE | 95 MINS | RATED PG

Emu Runner

A spirited 8 year old girl deals with the grief of her mother’s death by forging a bond with a wild emu. This spiritual Dreaming is a bond she will do anything to keep, but one that puts her at odds with the new social worker.

10:00AM & 10:30AM | BUSH YARNS | CIRCLE OF SAND TOWN SQUARE | 30 MINS

two men talking together
Bush Yarns

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.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

10:30AM | ART TALK & TOUR | GALLERY OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA (GOCA) | 30 MINS

Join us for a tour of GoCA where we exclusively celebrate the vibrancy, creativity and culture from the Central and Western Desert region. Learn about the origins of dot painting and be guided across traditional and modern Indigenous art as we shine a light on the artists through enriching discussions. Learn more about GoCA.

11:00AM | DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP | TOWN SQUARE FOUNTAIN | 45 MINS

Didgeridoo being played by man in the outback
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.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

1:00PM | BUSH FOOD EXPERIENCE | ARKANI THEATRE | 45 MINS

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.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon

2:00PM | CAPTURING THE COSMOS | ARKANI THEATRE | 45 MINS

Uluru on a starry night
Capturing the Cosmos

This astronomy documentary reveals the current research and technologies about radio astronomy, dark energy and Australia’s role at the forefront of radio astronomy.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Sunset

2:30PM | ART TALK & TOUR | GALLERY OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA (GOCA) | 30 MINS

Join us for a tour of GoCA where we exclusively celebrate the vibrancy, creativity and culture from the Central and Western Desert region. Learn about the origins of dot painting and be guided across traditional and modern Indigenous art as we shine a light on the artists through enriching discussions. Learn more about GoCA.

3:00PM | UTOPIA | ARKANI THEATRE | 110 MINS | RATED M

Utopia

John Pilger investigates Australia’s dysfunctional relationship with Indigenous Australians by focusing in the practices of 225 years of popular business, police forces and governments.

3:00PM & 3:30PM | BUSH YARNS | CIRCLE OF SAND DESERT GARDENS HOTEL | 30 MINS

two men talking together
Bush Yarns

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.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

3:00PM | DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP | TOWN SQUARE FOUNTAIN | 45 MINS

Didgeridoo being played by man in the outback
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.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

4:30PM | MARLU WIPU (KANGAROO TAIL) COOKING DEMONSTRATION & LANGUAGE LESSONS | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Join Witju Singer as he demonstrates how to cook Marlu Wipu (Kangaroo Tail) and learn how to pronounce some simple Pitjantjatjara words & phrases.

4:00PM | GUIDED GARDEN WALK | CIRCLE OF SAND DESERT GARDENS HOTEL | 30 MINS

Group taking guided tour of gardens at Ayers Rock Resort
Guided Garden Walks

Meet at the Circle of Sand at Town Square Lawn at 9am, or at the Circle of Sand at Desert Gardens at 4pm, where your Guide will show you around the Resort Gardens highlighting the seasonal local flora, highlighting bush foods, trees native to Australia and the medicines traditionally used.

Difficulty: Easy
Time of Day: Afternoon Morning

4:00PM | LIVE MUSIC BY DOCKER RIVER BAND | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Hailing from Kaltukatjara Aboriginal Community and make music inspired by a rich country, beloved community and a deep connection to culture and song. Songs are written using their native language Pitjantjatjarra as well as English in a reggae rhythm.

5:00PM | LIVE MUSIC BY MUTITJULU BAND | TOWN SQUARE LAWNS

Hailing in from the Mutitjulu Community at the base of Uluru, listen to sweet sounds of desert reggae.

7:00PM | MY NAME IS GULPILIL | ARKANI THEATRE | 101 MINS | RATED M

My Name is Gulpilil

Early in 2017, Gulpilil was diagnosed with lung cancer. His doctors estimated six months for him but David being David, was always likely to defy the odds. Sadly he passed away late 2021. This was his last great work.