Pre and Post Conference Tour Options
Option 2 - Ayers Rock
Uluru is located in central Australia and is just under a 4 hour flight from Sydney. Ayers Rock, or Uluru, is one of Australia's most identifiable icons. The large sandstone rock formation lies in the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and the Ayers Rock site is considered sacred to the local Aborigines. The rock's colour changes spectacularly with the sunset, gradually turning to a deeper shade of red before fading into grey and blending into the night.
Day 1 - Uluru Sacred Sites & Sunset (afternoon)
Your local guide will collect you from Ayers Rock Resort with your first top being the Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, here you will learn about the Western Desert region. You will then travel around the base of Uluru, learn about the native flora, fauna and intriguing cultural traditions of traditional owners, the Anangu, and discover an array of fascinating sacred sites. Join your guide for a walk to Matitjulu Waterhole, you will explore a number of caves and view Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about their meaning and significance. You will then travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area 'Sunset Strip' and relax with a glass of wine and nibbles as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the many shades of colour which Uluru is renowned for.
Departs from Ayers Rock Resort at 2:30pm
Returns to Ayers Rock Resort approx 30 minutes after sunset
Day 2 - Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta (morning)
Rise early this morning to travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku in Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming up of tea or coffee. You will then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way, enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta, before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.
Departs from Ayers Rock Resort approx 90 minutes prior to sunrise
Returns to Ayers Rock Resort at approx 11:00am
Voyages Ayers Rock Resort offers free daily activities to all guests including indigenous art markets, guided garden walks, self guided garden walks, cultural dance workshops, spear and boomerang throwing, didgeridoo playing and more!
Sounds of Silence Dinner (dinner)
At the Sounds of Silence experience you can dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky.
Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table for an unforgettable dining experience and an introduction to Aboriginal culture with a traditional dance performance. The attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beer. As the night sky twinkles to lift help yourself to the bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo and quandong.
Settle back and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere. After dinner, enjoy dessert with a glass of port, tea or coffee.
Departs from Ayers Rock Resort approx 1 hour prior to sunset - duration 4 hours
Accommodation Options at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort
Desert Gardens Hotel - Garden Room - 4 star
Set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the rooms at Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel feature the unique flora of the Central Australian Desert. Shaded walkways lead to spacious poolside rooms and some of the new deluxe rooms even offer spectacular views of Uluru. Under the private verandah or courtyard of your room, experience what is arguably Australia's best sunset. When the sun has done down, dine at White Gums Restaurant and savour Australian native delicacies or feast on the flavours of the a la carte Arnguli Grill.
Sails In The Desert - Superior Room - 5 star
This five star hotel contrasts Uluru's raw beauty with a modern luxury brought to life by the mystery, colour and wisdom of the Anangu people. From the Mulgara Gallery, inspired restaurants, Red Ochre Spa to the private comfort of your accommodation, this living cultural landscape accents every facet of Ayers Rock Resort's premier Sails In The Desert hotel. Sails In The Desert features an expansive gumtree lined heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.
Pricing - Per Person (inclusive of Australian GST, excluding airfares)
Costs are based on twin share and include 2 nights accommodation, including full breakfast, day tours, Sound of Silence Dinner and airport transfers in Uluru:
Desert Gardens Hotel AUD$1,105.00 per person
Sails In The Desert AUD$1,198.00 per person
Please note that accommodation and tours are subject to availability at the time of booking. A single supplement does apply for bookings of only one guest.
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