Travel Majestic Uluru.
A journey to the nation’s spiritual heart is a must for all Australians For centuries Uluru and Kata Tjuta, two ancient rock formations that jut from the Earth in the Northern Territory’s southwest, have entranced the Anangu people. And their mystical be
The five-star Sails in the Desert hotel is home base for travellers ready to indulge in a bit of adventure. Book in for a private helicopter tour, an adrenaline-spiking skydive or a luxe treatment at the onsite Red Ochre Spa. Rooms start from $300 per night; ayersrockresort.com.au.
You will want to escape from the sweltering desert heat around midday, so drop into Wintjiri Art and Museum for a heritage talk in the A/C. Or guests at the Outback Pioneer Hotel can follow a dip in the pool with a visit to the Outback Pioneer BBQ and Bar, a do-it-yourself grill where you can cook your own barramundi, steaks, , kangaroo… g even emu sausages. g
No visit to Uluru is complete without a trip to the titular monolith and its lesser hailed (but just as spectacular) counterpart, Kata Tjuta – a group of soaring rock domes also known as the Olgas. Book a $25 three-day pass to the national park for a scenic hike through its stunning landscape, and visit cultural and arts centres.
Enjoy dinner under the desert stars at MAYU WIRU, an exclusive outdoor experience on offer until March 24. Watch the sun set with bush tucker canapés and champagne before being treated to a gourmet four-course dinner.
Uluru at dawn is already unbeatable, but watching the desert come to life through the SUNRISE CAMEL EXPERIENCE is worth the early wake-up call. Follow your peaceful one-hour ride atop an adorable ungulate with freshly baked damper and coffee.
An free as talks, astronomy abundance activities bush yarns, such of the GARDENS DESERT HOTEL GARDEN WALK and a didgeridoo workshop bring the magic of Uluru to vivid life.
Bruce otherworldly Munro’s FIELD OF LIGHT installation – now extended until the end of 2020 – will leave you feeling like Alice down the rabbit hole as you walk amid a rainbow of 50,000 spheres in the dark.
The week-long DESERT DREAMING YOGA RETREAT (April 27–May 4) combines yoga, meditation and dance in Uluru’s iconic outdoor settings for the health-focused seeking a getaway.
Little ones will love the twice-daily RED DESERT REPTILES SHOW, where they can get up close and personal with blue-tongue lizards, bearded dragons and friendly pythons.