There’s nowhere else on Earth quite like Australia’s Red Centre. From iconic landmarks like Uluru to unforgettable adventures ranging from little to large, there’s something here for families of all shapes and sizes. And there’s no better way to experience all that Uluru and the Red Centre has to offer than by staying at Ayers Rock Resort. Whether you’re on-site or exploring in the Outback, Ayers Rock Resort is the perfect base for your fantastic family fun. And speaking of fun, if you’re looking for fun ideas on what to do during your stay here with us, you’re in luck! Here are five rock-solid suggestions to make your dream family holiday at Uluru one to remember forever.
Tire Them Out With An Adventure Around The Rock
No trip to the Red Centre is complete without circumnavigating Uluru. The kids will love exploring the pathways that get you up close to ancient rock art and stunning waterholes along the way. Best of all, you can choose how you want to complete your journey. You can travel by foot, bike, and even segway! The full circuit is a little over 10 kilometres, but it’s easy enough to just do sections of the track if you or the kids aren’t up for going the whole way around.
If you’re early risers (even on holiday!) we recommend the Uluru Morning Guided Base Walk. This walk takes you to the base of Uluru for breakfast before embarking around the full circumference of the site with expert guides who will share a wealth of knowledge with you every step of the journey. You’ll visit sacred sites, hear incredible stories, and view fascinating rock art. Perhaps best of all, you’ll also learn about the intrinsic connection the Indigenous people of Central Australia have to this sacred site.
Tip: No matter what time you choose to visit Uluru, remember to take plenty of water with you and to wear your sunscreen.
A Sunset to Raise Your Spirits
Watching the sunset on Australia’s most iconic rock is undoubtedly a highlight on any trip to the heart of the country, and it should definitely be included in a family itinerary. There are many ways to glimpse the sinking sun, including jumping on an AAT Kings Uluru Sunset experience. Here, you’ll enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as the sun lights up the western horizon. Hungry for a little more? Try the Sounds of Silence dining – change link to SOS experience, which pairs the fantastic sunset with a delicious meal you’ll be raving about long after the final bite.
Of course, you can also keep things simple by grabbing the gang and a bit of a picnic spread and heading to one of the viewing platforms around the resort. It’s up to you! There are just so many wonderful ways to enjoy an Uluru sunset.
Tip: If you’re checking out a viewing platform, we recommend arriving early. That way, you can claim your spot and settle in for Mother Nature’s most outstanding performance.