Ayers Rock Resort FAQ




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Are dining vouchers available?

Unfortunately, we currently do not offer vouchers at this time.


Ilkari Restaurant located within Sails in the Desert is open daily for an international buffet breakfast & dinner. 

Walpa Lobby Bar, also located within Sails in the Desert, is open for all day with a limited à la carte menu.

Pira Pool Bar, located Sails in the Desert's pool is open daily for lunch and Wednesday to Saturday for dinner.

In room dining is also available 24/7 at Sails in the Desert.

Within the Town Square, Geckos Café is open daily for lunch and early dinner, offering dine in or takeaway. Ayers Wok Noodle Bar is open daily for takeaway dinner. Kulata Academy Café, which is run by National Indigenous Training Academy trainees, is also open daily for a light breakfast and lunch.

Located at Desert Gardens Hotel, Mangata Bistro & Bar is open for coffee from 8am daily, with an all-day dining menu from 11am to 9pm.

The Outback Pioneer Bar and Kitchen are open daily at the Outback Pioneer Hotel.

Please visit the Ayers Rock Resort website for additional details regarding opening hours for each outlet and information on resort shopping and services.


We are pleased to advise Sounds of Silence and a number of Field of Light tours will reopen and be operational on selected dates from 1 August these are available to pre-book via the website.

Desert Awakenings (and Outback Sky Journeys) will initially not run and further information will be advised in due course.

A limited Free Guest Activity program has been developed and is available to access via the website. Information will also be provided to guests upon check in.

An extensive selection of tours to explore the National Park will be available by our touring partners and we recommend that you contact them directly for further information.

Do any accommodations have self serve BBQs?

There are self-serve BBQ's available at the Ayers Rock Resort Campground only.

Do any restaurants have a children's menu?

Yes! Walpa, Pira Pool Bar, Ayers Wok, and Gecko's all offer children's menus with kid-friendly options.

Do any restaurants have a view of Uluru?

While the restaurants are all located away from the view of Uluru, our exceptional dining experiences offer a fantastic and unforgettable view!

Do any restaurants offer gluten free options?

All restaurants and outdoor dining experiences offer gluten-free options. 

Do any restaurants offer vegetarian and vegan options?

All restaurants and outdoor dining experiences offer vegetarian and vegan options.  

Do I need to provide a gratuity?

Gratuities are appreciated but are optional! They are not required at any of our restaurants.

How do I cancel or modify a dining reservation?

To change or cancel an existing reservation please contact us at +61 8 8957 7888. 

How do I make a dining reservation?

Reservations are required for dinner at Ilkari Restaurant. You can make your reservation online through our reservation form. All other restaurants are first come first serve.

If I bring personal food items or groceries to a Resort restaurant, can a chef prepare or heat my food?

Unfortunately no, due to food handling and preparation guidelines, we cannot accommodate this request.

Is room service available?

Currently, 24-hour in-room dining is available at Sails in the Desert Hotel only.

Is smoking permitted at any of the restaurants or on the patios?

No, all of our restaurants and patios are non-smoking areas.

Is there a specific dress code for any of the restaurants?

No, there are no specific dress code requirements. We recommend smart casual dress for all restaurants at the resort.

My family is celebrating a special occasion. Can we order a cake for our celebration?

Yes, we'd love to help your group celebrate! Please reach out to the reception desk at your hotel for more information.

What are the available dining hours?

Please visit our Dining page to check available dining hours by location.

What are the COVID safety procedures for restaurants?

Restaurant entrances are equipped with hand sanitising stations and a QR code for contactless check-in.

What if I have food allergies or special dietary requirements? Can I change a particular ingredient in my chosen menu?

Yes! Simply let your server know and they'll ensure your request is taken care of.

What is the policy on consumption of alcoholic beverages?

The drinking age in Australia is 18 years or older. Valid photo I.D. is required to obtain alcoholic beverages at our restaurants and bars. A hotel room key or campground pass is also required to purchase alcohol at any of our food and beverage outlets.

What restaurants are open for breakfast?

Guests can choose from a breakfast buffet at Ilkari or quick on-the-go options and hot drinks at Kulata Academy Cafe.

Where can I find restaurant menus?

Please visit our Dining page to check available menus by location.

Where can I purchase snacks?

There is a local supermarket (IGA) in the Town Square that sells a variety of snacks and groceries.

Will my children be allowed in any of the bars?

All food and beverage outlets within the resort are child-friendly. Alternatively, our outdoor dining experiences have minimum age requirements outlined at the time of booking.