Accommodation and Surroundings

Accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options to suit all travellers visiting the red center. Voyages Ayers Rock Resort is conveniently located a short drive just 20km’s from Uluru. The resort provides a range of options from the luxurious Sails in the Desert through to the Ayers Rock Campground.


Plan your visit

There are so many great ways to spend a few days in the Red Centre. Imagine arriving at a private sand dune, you’re greeted with sparkling wine and canapés and as the sun slowly sets behind Kata Tjuta you watch Uluru change colour in front of your eyes. You find yourself seated at a white clothed table under a blanket of stars, relishing a meal and the company of others. The next morning you awake early and find yourself weaving through Desert Oaks on the back of a camel as you experience an unforgettable Uluru sunrise. You spend some time in the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, where you visit the Cultural Centre and learn about Anangu culture and their spiritual connection to country. Arriving at the base of Uluru you join a fully guided Segway tour. Overwhelmed by the magnitude of Uluru you quietly and effortlessly roll around the base of Uluru, learning all about local Anangu culture, geology, flora, fauna and European history of the area. You make your way out to the beautiful Kata Tjuta and explore the Valley of the Winds walk and Walpa Gorge. Your day is finished with a new perspective, you hit the sky taking in a scenic flight watching the sunset over the western desert horizon as you fly over the national park.


Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (UKTNP) is a dual listed World Heritage site. The park was first listed in 1987 for its natural values as an outstanding example of geological processes and natural beauty. The park received its second listing in 1994 for its cultural landscapes. The UKTNP is one of only 25 sites in the world to hold dual listing for both natural and cultural values. This makes the UKTNP a unique place that should not be missed on your visit to Central Australia. The UKTNP is jointly managed by Parks Australia, the Central Land Council and the Mutitjulu Community. The majority of members on the Board of Management must be Indigenous persons nominated by the Anangu Traditional Owners of the park. Some activities that can be enjoyed at the UKTNP include a visit to the cultural centre, a Segway ride around the base of Uluru, watching the sunrise and the sunset and visiting Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).


Uluru / Ayers Rock

Uluru / Ayers Rock is one of the reasons that hundreds of thousands of people flock to the red centre each year. The majestic monolith sits 348 metres above the ground and is anywhere from 2km – 6km below the surface. The Anangu, Traditional Owners of the area, have a deep spiritual relationship with Uluru and there are a number of cultural Tjukurpa stories based around Uluru that unite Anangu people with each other and with the landscape.


Kata Tjuta / The Olgas

Kata Tjuta / The Olgas is another amazing geological wonder located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Located approximately 40km west of Uluru, both rock formations were created in the same geological process that began approximately 900 million years ago. This ancient landscape comes alive at sunrise as the soft pastel colours light up the Kata Tjuta domes. As the afternoon moves into the evening the sun sets and silhouettes of the domes are cast on the western desert horizon. Activities that can be enjoyed at Kata Tjuta include Walpa Gorge Walk and the Valley of the Winds Walk.


Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon is located in the Watarrka National Park approximately 300km’s north east of the Ayers Rock Resort. Kings Canyon is a major attraction that features rugged ranges, rockholes and deep gorges that provide habitat for a number plants and animals. Accommodation facilities are available at Kings Canyon Resort and day trips to Kings Canyon are also available from Ayers Rock Resort. The Watarrka National Park offers a number of activities including Kings Creek Walk, the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, the South Wall Walk and Kathleen Springs Walk.