Uluru Sacred Sites and Sunset with BBQ Dinner
Travel around the base of Uluru and listen to commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your driver guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the native flora, and the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you can learn more about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. In the late afternoon travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area to witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset whilst enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. After sunset travel to an exclusive venue set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. Enjoy a traditional Australian barbecue dinner consisting of meats and salads accompanied by a glass of wine, beer or orange juice. After dinner enjoy tea, coffee and dessert as your guide conducts a tour of the night sky describing some of the visible constellations (weather permitting), before returning to Ayers Rock Resort.
A Night at the Field of Light by Helicopter
Take a bird's-eye-view of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and the vast desert landscape that surrounds it. It is from this new perspective that you will fully appreciate the immense size and presence of these monolithic icons. After a half hour aerial tour you will land near the Field of Light in its remote desert setting, ascending the dune top viewing platform. With Uluru as the backdrop, guests enjoy canapés and chilled sparkling wine to the sounds of a didgeridoo as the sun slowly sets. As darkness gradually falls and the coloured lights of the 50,000 glass spheres come to life guests enjoy local Indigenous performance, welcoming them to this unique country, before being invited to join their fellow travellers at their dinner table for a special three-course bush tucker inspired buffet menu. A knowledgeable guide will provide insights and background to the monumental installation and guests are invited to immerse themselves and walk through Field of Light. After dinner guests are welcomed back at the dune viewing area to enjoy a sweet treat, hot chocolate or port whilst viewing the illuminated installation in the darkness.
Dot Paining Workshop
Join the fun art experience in a unique workshop provided by local Anangu (Aboriginal people from the southeast and west of central Australia) artists and hosts. Learn about traditional Aboriginal dot painting through the ancient symbols of the desert and create your own work of art to take home as a memento. We bring a touch of something unexpected, colourful and connected to our guests while celebrating and combining stories of people and places.
Bush Tucker and Reptiles of the Red Centre
Join your guide for an adventure into the outback bush environment and discover the importance of traditional bush food to the local people and meet some of the reptiles of the region. You will wander through country and learn how the local people lived in such a hot desert climate and survived on a variety of bush seeds and animals. Grind native seeds, try your hand at throwing a spear and taste a selection of these bush seeds traditional and contemporary. Meet the reptiles and learn about these amazing creatures that roam our desert landscape.