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Get a taste of the experiences you can have when you explore Australia's Red Centre.
Uluru Camel Tours
Uluru Camel Tours offers a range of tours on camel back in the stunning landscape of Australia’s Red Centre. Breathe in the cool morning air and watch the desert come to life from the back of a camel as dawn breaks over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Or you can experience sunset in the desert while riding through the sand dunes with Uluru in the background followed by a dinner of outback bush foods. Uluru Camels experienced cameleer guides will provide an insight into the landscape, flora and fauna and your camel companions. For those with limited time a short ten minute ride is available with a visit to the camel farm. There are also short mid morning or mid afternoon Camel Express tours. Small private charters can also be arranged. Uluru Camel Tours is based at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort and is open all year round.
Longitude 131, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, NT
Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131 offers accommodation of the highest quality in the World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The property is the closest to Uluru itself, affording spectacular private sunrise and sunset views of the sun rising and setting over the rock from one of just 15 luxury purpose built safari tents located amidst the sand dunes. Accommodating a maximum of 30 guests at any one time, you will only have to share this amazing experience with a few others. An exclusive touring program designed especially for guests showcases the spectacular geography and biodiversity of the region, as well as the ancient culture of the local Aboriginal people, who have lived on the land for thousands of years. An intimate dinner served with the finest wines under the spectacular desert night sky is the perfect way to wind down after an amazing day of discovery.
Ayers Rock Resort
Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, Sails in the Desert Hotel offers guests five-star comfort at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort and is the premium hotel within the resort. The interior decor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with a gallery in the lobby and significant artworks featured throughout the public areas and rooms. At Sails in the Desert, you can relax in the well appointed rooms, enjoy cocktails by the pool, or stroll through the hotel's acclaimed Mulgara Gallery. By night, dine under a canopy of stars accompanied by the ancient sounds of a lone didgeridoo at the award-winning Sounds of Silence buffet barbecue dinner. Visit the Red Ochre Spa which offers a wide range of therapies designed to revitalise the mind, body and spirit. The hotel also offers some fabulous dining experiences including the brasserie-style Winkiku Restaurant and the resort's award-winning signature restaurant, Kuniya.
Sounds of Silence, Uluru, NT
Sounds of Silence
Sip champagne from atop a red desert dune as the setting sun lights up the surface of Uluru, before dining under a million-star sky and hearing the stories of the constellations from an indigenous perspective. A member of the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers some of the best experiences of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. As the sun sets, you will feast on a gourmet BBQ buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo and crocodile, bush salads, complemented by Australian wines. Then turn your attention to some of the world's best stargazing, as a ‘star-talker’ takes you on a tour of the spectacular southern night sky.
Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge
The luxurious permanent tents of Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge are exclusively located, among the desert oak trees, in a secluded part of Kings Creek Station, a fully operational cattle and camel station. Superb gourmet meals are served in the dining-lounge area or under the southern sky during the warmer months. Experience a three-course gourmet dinner and sample such delicacies as camel, kangaroo and barramundi prepared by the lodge chef who combines hearty meals with local bush herbs. Enjoy the outback with a glass of wine or coffee around the campfire after dinner. A range of activities are also available from the station, including escorted quad bike rides, camel rides and helicopter flights. Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge is a three-hour drive from Ayers Rock Resort and a five-hour drive from Alice Springs Airport.
Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, NT
Kings Canyon Resort
Kings Canyon Resort is the perfect oasis from which to explore the natural wonders of Kings Canyon. Sensitively designed to ensure that it has minimal impact on its surrounding, a deluxe spa room, a standard room, a budget lodge room or the intimacy of a campsite at the resort, all offer you sanctuary from the rugged desert night. Book a room with a spa for a view of the red escarpment. The resort is just seven kilometres from Watarrka National Park, home of the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon and the eerie formations of weathered rock known as ‘The Lost City’. Experience the rim walk by climbing to the top of Kings Canyon to view the spectacular sunrise or sunset. The award-winning ‘Sounds of Firelight’ dinner features five delicious courses, set against a backdrop of a starry sky. Kings Canyon Resort is located mid-way between Alice Springs and Uluru.
More Holiday Ideas
See what else there is near here to inspire your holiday planning.
Lose yourself in the Northern Territory's ancient Aboriginal culture and rugged landscapes. Tropical Darwin is your gateway to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, lush Litchfield National Park, Katherine Gorge and the communities of Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land. From Alice Springs, discover the Red Centre attractions of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa, Kings Canyon, Devils Marbles, the Larapinta Trail and historic Tennant Creek.
Discover Australia's Red Centre, where Alice Springs offers access to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. Soak up Aboriginal culture and rugged natural beauty on classic outback journeys; drive the Red Centre Way, hike the Larapinta Trail, ride a camel in the Simpson Desert or take the Ghan train journey from Darwin or Adelaide.
Swim in Glen Helen Gorge and spot rock wallabies at Simpsons Gap, both in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Listen to the Dreamtime legend surrounding the comet crater of Gosse Bluff. Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon and swim in the tropical pools of the Garden of Eden. Do a dawn camel trek around Uluṟu and wander between the steep russet domes of nearby Kata Tjuṯa. Journey through red desert sands, spinifex and mulga forest. Learn about the area's Aboriginal history from the Arrernte people who have lived here for 20,000 years. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal art and pioneer history in Alice Springs. Don't miss this unforgettable adventure through Australia's ancient centre.
World Heritage-listed Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic symbols. Located in the heart of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru is an ancient landscape, rich in Australian indigenous culture and spirituality. There are many ways to experience the majesty of Uluru and the beauty of this unique desert landscape. Take a walk with an Aboriginal guide and learn about ancient traditions and stories from the Dreamtime. See it from the skies by helicopter or hot air balloon. Ride across the ochre coloured desert on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or on the back of a camel.