Explore, play, and get outside
Here you are, smack dab in the middle of one of the world’s most incredible landscapes. You’ve just got to get outside and soak it all up! There are countless ways to explore Uluru on your own two feet (or two wheels!) Maybe you just need to stretch your legs and move around after a day of travelling, indulge your competitive spirit on the tennis court, or cool off with a dip in the pool. At Ayers Rock Resort, we believe that wellness encompasses body, mind, and spirit – and we offer our guests tons of options when it comes to staying active while having fun.
We believe one of the best ways to explore Uluru and the surrounding areas is on foot – the way people have done for thousands of years. Why not make your own tracks in our reddy-red dirt and head out on a hiking adventure at Ayers Rock Resort? There are plenty of trails to choose from – quick strolls on easy terrain, challenging multi-hour hikes, and everything in between. Kit up with layered clothing, plenty of water, and loads of sunscreen, and prepare to be amazed on your own two feet.
Of course, the base of Uluru is an incredible spot to explore, but don’t forget about Kata Tjuta, too. If you want to learn more about the history and geography of the area, a guided tour is just the thing. Or, set your alarm for an early-morning wakeup (we promise it’ll be worth it!) and set out on a sunrise trek that will drop your jaw. Lace up your hikers and let’s go.
Back To Nature: Camping at Uluru
For nature lovers and travellers embracing their adventurous sides, there’s nothing like sleeping under a sparkling Outback sky or waking up to the fiery glow of a desert sunrise. With unserviced tent sites, powered campervan sites, and quaint cabins available, there are plenty of ways to embrace the great outdoors at Ayers Rock Campground. Clean, modern facilities make your camping experience an enjoyable one: gather around the BBQ, cool off in the swimming pool, or simply get comfy in your tent or camper and enjoy Mother Nature’s ongoing show.
Love Hurts: Tennis at Uluru
At Sails in the Desert Hotel, you’ll find two tennis courts available for play between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., so whether you prefer a morning game or an evening round, you’ll be able to swing away. Racquets and balls are available for rent, so just bring a bottle of water and a competitive spirit! To book a tennis court, please call the resort operator on ext. 77.
Make a Splash: Swimming at Ayers Rock Resort
Each of Ayers Rock Resort’s four hotel properties features its own swimming pool, so there are four sparkling blue oases where you can dive right in. Unwind in a poolside lounger with a great book, or take the plunge and swim some laps. All paying guests of the resort are able to access pool facilities.
Tour De Desert: Cycling at Uluru
Cycle the pathway around the base of Uluru at your own pace during a family-friendly cycling tour. Plan for lots of stops to marvel at ancient rock art and wondrous water holes along the way. At Outback Cycling, located at the Cultural Centre in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you’ll have access to an assortment of bicycles of all ages, as well as toddler seats and tag-alongs.
With over 101 tours and experiences on offer at Uluru and around Ayers Rock Resort, there is lots to pick and choose from to guarantee your days are action-packed. Here are our Top Five Picks to get you started.