National NAIDOC Week 2022 Events

WEDNESDAY 6 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 | LITTLE J & BIG CUZ | ARKANI THEATRE | 24 MINS | RATED G

Little J & Big Cuz

Little J, he’s five and Big Cuz, she’s nine. They’re couple of Australian Aboriginal kids living with their Nanna and Old Dog.

House Keeping | 12 mins
In this episode Nanna is feeling unwell so Little J and Big Cuz eagerly take over running the house – their way! Fun ways to do housework soon descend into slapstick chaos.

School Sleepover | 12 mins
In this episode Little J is anxious about going to the school sleepover, so Big Cuz smuggles in her beloved teddy for comfort.

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

12:30PM - 4:30PM | ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK PROGRAM | INMA GROUND, ULURU-KATA TJUTA NATIONAL PARK CULTURAL CENTRE

men sitting around a campfire

Sit around waru (fire) and experience Anangu culture. Have a yarn with local Anangu, discover traditional practices and learn about Tjukurpa - the philosophy of Anangu life.

 

12:30PM | INTRODUCTION

Introduction to NAIDOC Week “Get up! Stand up! Show up!” Meet Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park staff, learn about their connection to country and culture. Talk about the theme of NAIDOC Week.

 

1:00PM | WATIKU – MEN'S BUSINESS (SUITABLE FOR ALL VISITORS)

Learn about men’s tools, their hunting skills and survival in the desert.

 

1:30PM | MINYMAKU – WOMEN'S BUSINESS (SUITABLE FOR ALL VISITORS)

Discover mai (bush foods), learn about the role of Anangu women and their tools.

 

2:00PM | INMA – DANCE CEREMONY

Experience a traditional dance ceremony, proudly presented by Maruku Arts.

 

2:30PM | AFTERNOON TEA

Chat with Anangu and National Parks staff, share sweet and savoury snacks provided by the Ininti Café.

 

3:00PM | PITJANTJATJARA LANGUAGE LESSON

Immerse yourself in culture and language; learn some of the local language - Pitjantjatjara.

 

3:30PM | TJITJI STORIES – CHILDREN'S STORIES

Listen to the story of Kuniya and Liru, read children’s books.

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 | OUR LAW | ARKANI THEATRE | 27 MINS | RATED PG

Our Law

In this factual documentary at WA's first Indigenous-run police station in Warakurna, two Noongar officers learn Yarnangu Lore and culture and master the local Ngaanyatjarra language to police in a more meaningful way.

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

4:00PM | 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

7:00PM | IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS | ARKANI THEATRE | 84 MINS | RATED PG

In My Blood It Runs

An intimate and compassionate observational documentary from the perspective of a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy in Alice Springs, struggling to balance his traditional Arrente/Garrwa upbringing with a state education.