Looking for something different, like a dot-painting workshop or a more personal tour?
There are many companies who operate inside and outside of the park, offering a range of visitor experiences, so whether you feel like exploring the region by camel or you want to sip champagne under the stars, there’s something to suit every taste and budget. If you want more inspiration check out our activities pages such as, walks, sunrise & sunset, Cultural Centre or browse through our suggested itineraries.
In the park
Want to learn more about our culture? Head to our Cultural Centre to explore our local art or even create one of your own with our dot painting workshops.
Uluru Aboriginal Tours
Uluru Aboriginal Tours is an Anangu owned and operated guide company. UAT has private, family, group, media and corporate touring options.
Reservations 0447 878 851 | uluruaboriginaltours.com.au
Maruku arts - Take a dot-painting workshop
Maruku Arts’ Dot Painting Workshop provides a fun introduction to western desert Indigenous art. Join Indigenous artists and learn about the different symbols used to create beautiful works of art depicting creation time stories. Create your own artwork to take home as a memento of your experience. A morning workshop is available within Ayers Rock Resort and the afternoon workshop is offered at the Cultural Centre within our park.
Afternoon workshop at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre I 1.30pm - 3.00pm, Monday to Friday, meet at Maruku Arts Store, Cultural Centre, 10 minutes prior to workshop.
Cost: $69 per adult and $35 per child (five to 15 years). A family (two adults, two children) costs $195.
Book through Ayers Rock Resort.
Outback Cycling at Uluru
In a first for Uluru, you can hire bicycles from our Cultural Centre through Outback Cycling and take a 15 kilometre return ride 'round the rock.
It's a unique action adventure on two wheels, and a great alternative to the climb, taking you right around Uluru and up close to the rock. Hire your bikes at Outback Cycling's shop just outside the park's Cultural Centre. Bike hire is $30 for a three hour period, and then $10 for every additional hour.
Bike hire is available from after sunrise till late in the afternoon. Times will vary depending on the season.
Note in temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius, due to the risk of dehydration and for your own safety, sections of the Uluru base walking trails are closed but you will still be able to do a shorter ride.
PLEASE NOTE - Outback Cycling @ Uluru has shut down for the extended Christmas period. The Outback Cycling team are looking forward to hiring bikes to you again in mid February.
For more go to outbackcycling.com
Maruku arts - Visit the gallery at the Cultural Centre
Displaying traditionally crafted punu (wooden) tools and artifacts, paintings, jewellery, pottery and other crafts from Anangu artists in the Central Western Desert region.
Open 7:30 am - 5:30 pm | Phone 08 8956 2558 | maruku.com.au
Walkatjara Art Uluru
Walkatjara is owned and managed by local Anangu people from the community closest to the rock - Mutitjulu. Quality artworks made by local Mutitjulu artists.
Open 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Phone 08 8956 2537 | desart.com.au
Please note: Aboriginal hosts are traditional people with strong cultural obligations. When cultural events occur an Aboriginal host may not be available.
Dine under the stars
Dine under the stars at the exclusive AAT Kings barbecue, the only evening dining experience inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
In the afterglow of an Uluru sunset, enjoy a unique and exclusive dining experience with Uluru as your stunning backdrop. It's a chance to relax in the company of friends and fellow travellers after a day of sightseeing, feel the amazing aura of Uluru and gaze at a night sky full of stars.
Hosted by AAT Kings' friendly guides, you'll enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and dine on a classic barbecue menu of steak, lamb sausages, chicken skewers and garlic prawns, as well as a selection of fresh salads and a tasty dessert. You can even try an outback favourite - kangaroo. A choice of red and white wines, beer and soft drinks are also available throughout the evening.
For more information visit aatkings.com or call 1300 228 546.
Outside the park
Ayers Rock Resort offers a variety of experiences for its visitors from Indigenous-guided tours to luxury spa treatments and five-star dining under the stars.
'Tali Wiru', meaning beautiful dune in our local language, encapsulates the magic of fine dining under the Southern Desert sky. Limited to an intimate group of 20 people, the Tali Wiru experience begins with French Champagne and canapés around a firepit and progresses to the dune top for a Table d'hote four-course dinner, matched with premium Australian wine. Be seated with your partner or with your party of up to six people and experience a night you will remember for the rest of your life.
More information on the Tali Wiru fine dining experience
To book call 1300 134 044
Red Ochre Spa
Slip into comfort and relaxation right in the heart of the central Australian outback with a visit to the beautiful Red Ochre Spa. The perfect way to immerse yourself in the timeless landscape of one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. The Red Ochre Spa is located within Sails in the Desert Hotel, at Ayers Rock Resort.
Visit ayersrockresort.com.au/red-ochre-spa/ Red Ochre Spa for more information or to make a booking.
Aboriginal Guided Bush Tucker Tour
Showcasing the traditional bush food of Central Australia, your Aboriginal host will walk you through country and learn how the local people lived in such a hot desert climate surviving on a variety of bush plants and animals. Taste a selection of the bush foods, grind native seeds and have the opportunity to talk with your Aboriginal host about desert life. Optional transfers direct to Ayers Rock Airport are available after this tour has completed, additional costs apply.
Departs daily from all hotels at Ayers Rock Resort. Late September to October at 9.00 am and April to mid-September at 10.00 am. Costs $85 per adult, $77 per child (three to 15 years).
Cave Hill Tour
From Ayers Rock Resort, journey by 4WD deep into the desert of the Pitjantjatjara lands of Central Australia. En-route you will drive past the formidable Mt Conner, the third largest monolith of the Red Centre. Greeted by local traditional owners, you will venture into Cave Hill to marvel at the magnificent art from up above. Possibly the most significant art site in Central Australia, the drama of the Seven Sisters creation story is graphically illustrated on the ceiling of the cave. Later we walk to the top of Cave Hill to admire a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding countryside, including Uluru 100kms away. Learn about Tjukurpa , songlines and investigate traditional food gathering and preparation methods of desert bush tucker. After lunch we head back to Ayers Rock Resort arriving late afternoon.
The Yankunytjatjara tale charts the movement of the Sisters from the Western Australian desert into South Australia as they are pursued across the sky. The art at Cave Hill portraying their adventures is known to be one of the most spectacular in the region.
Inclusions: Seven to eight hour fully-guided 4WD tour, Anangu guide, permits and entry fees to Aboriginal Lands, morning tea and picnic lunch, return transfers from Ayers Rock Resort.
Departs Ayers Rock Resort at approx 8.30 am. Minimum of four passengers. Costs $260 per adult, $200 per child (three to 15 years).
The Rising Sun
Inspiring Journeys brings you a unique and exclusive Indigenous experience. Travelling in a small group and luxury 4WD vehicle, you'll learn traditional bush skills and be taught ancient legends from a local Anangu guide.
Experience the sacred beauty and culture of Uluru in an intimate group led by a member of the local Anangu people. After a majestic Uluru sunrise, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before joining your Indigenous guide for an interpretive walk at the base of this ancient monolith. You'll hear stories of its cultural significance and with Uluru as your backdrop, you'll immerse yourself in the Anangu culture as you gather around a campfire and learn ancient bush skills.
Departs daily from all hotels at Ayers Rock Resort, approx one hour prior to sunrise. Returns approx 12 noon. Costs $155 per adult, $78 per child (two to 15 years).
For more information on what you can do at the resort and outside of the park visit ayersrockresort.com.au/experiences/ or contact Voyages Travel Centre on 1300 134 044.