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A FREE guest activities program including cultural guided and self-guided garden walks, Indigenous story telling, Indigenous art markets and more.

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During your stay at Ayers Rock Resort you're invited to experience a wide range of free activities, including guided and self-guided garden walks through the native gardens of Desert Gardens Hotel. Join a bush yarn at the Circle of Sand with a local Aboriginal storyteller and learn about weapons or bush tucker. Pay a visit to Wintjiri Arts + Museum showcasing local Anangu products, watch artists at work and learn more about the regions history, geology, flora and fauna in the museum's display. Or browse the many art pieces at the Resort's art galleries and at the Cultural Centre in the National Park and support local Mutitjulu artists.

These activities are operated daily and don't require a booking, just show up on the day. Browse a selection of free daily activities below and plan your days ahead by adding them to your itinerary. You can do as many of them as you like when you arrive at the Resort. Please note the schedule of activities varies throughout the year. Wet weather may also impact the location or time of the scheduled activity. Check with your accommodation reception for up-to-date activities information.

Cultural disclaimer: Our Indigenous staff and performers are traditional people with strong cultural obligations. In the event of some major unforseen cultural event, such as ceremonial duties or bereavement, we may not be able to provide specified activities as advertised.

  • All activities are FREE
  • Activities run daily all year round
  • Introduction to Indigenous culture
  • No need to book, just show up

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Bush Food Experience

Bush Food Experience

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Learn about Australian and local bush tucker and how for many centuries local Indigenous groups would hunt, gather and prepare these bush foods. This will be followed by a fun cooking demonstration utilising a flavoursome Indigenous ingredient that you can try at home.

Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes. 
Days and times: daily, 1pm
Location: Arkani Theatre, Amphitheatre area

  • Introduction to Indigenous bush food
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Free activity runs daily
  • Location: Arkani Theatre, Amphitheatre area
 
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Bush Yarn

Bush Yarn

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Listen to the stories of Aboriginal culture and tradition where you will be shown men’s weapons that were used for hunting or women’s tools and techniques to gather bush tucker in the central desert. These sessions may also provide an opportunity to learn aspects about the local Pitjantjatjara language..

Tour duration: approx 30 minutes.
Days and times: daily, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am
Location: Circle of Sand, Town Square Lawn

  • Operates four times daily, year round
  • Learn about traditional Indigenous men’s “survival kit”
  • Experienced Indigenous guide
  • Free activity
 
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Guided Garden Walk

Guided Garden Walk

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Meet at the Town Square Flag Poles where your Guide will show you around the Resort Gardens highlighting the seasonal local flora, highlighting bush foods, trees native to Australia and the medicines traditionally used.

Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes.
Days and times: daily, 8:45am and 4:00pm
Location: Resort Town Square, Flag Poles

  • Guided walk with an Indigenous guide 
  • Depart twice daily
  • Learn about local flora and its uses for food and medicinal purposes
 
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Didgeridoo Workshop

Didgeridoo Workshop

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Listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Yidaki, the traditional Aboriginal term for the didgeridoo, was discovered in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. During this workshop, guests are invited to try and play the didgeridoo.

Note: Culturally, the didgeridoo is only played by males. We request your understanding and respect for Indigenous culture during this activity.

Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes.
Days and times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 3:00pm
Location: Resort Town Square, Lawn Stage

  • Cultural performance by Indigenous guide
  • Opportunity to try the Didgeridoo yourself
 
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Capturing the Cosmos

Capturing the Cosmos

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This astronomy documentary reveals the current research and technologies about radio astronomy, dark energy and Australia’s role at the forefront of radio astronomy. Proudly partnered by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia with ASTRO3D.

Narrated by Geoffrey Rush, written and directed by astronomer Dr. Tanya Hill. The screening is followed by a brief talk and Q&A session from the Resort’s resident Astronomy Guide.

Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes.
Days and times: Daily at 2:00pm
Location: Arkani Theatre

  • Astronomy documentary
  • Followed by a brief talk and Q&A with an Astronomy Guide
 
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Learn about Australian and local bush tucker and how for many centuries local Indigenous groups would hunt, gather and prepare these bush foods. This will be followed by a fun cooking demonstration utilising a flavoursome Indigenous ingredient that you can try at home. Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes.  Days and times: daily, 1pm Location: Arkani Theatre, Amphitheatre area

Didgeridoo Workshop

Listen to the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo. Yidaki, the traditional Aboriginal term for the didgeridoo, was discovered in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. During this workshop, guests are invited to try and play the didgeridoo. Note: Culturally, the didgeridoo is only played by males. We request your understanding and respect for Indigenous culture during this activity. Tour duration: approx. 45 minutes. Days and times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 3:00pm Location: Resort Town Square, Lawn Stage

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Listen to the stories of Aboriginal culture and tradition where you will be shown men’s weapons that were used for hunting or women’s tools and techniques to gather bush tucker in the central desert. These sessions may also provide an opportunity to learn aspects about the local Pitjantjatjara language.. Tour duration: approx 30 minutes. Days and times: daily, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am Location: Circle of Sand, Town Square Lawn
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