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Sails in the Desert

OUR RATING: Deluxe

Nestled behind sand dunes, Ayers Rock Resort lies hidden from view to those visiting the National Park. The resort has endeavored to reflect sensitivity toward the environment and respect for the area's traditional Aboriginal owners.

Huge sails provide shade, solar panels generate power and native trees flourish throughout on green lawns alive with a multitude of birds. Sails in the Desert is the resort's premier hotel and is well furnished and designed with the interior décor focussing on Aboriginal heritage and culture.

The rooms are comfortable and the grounds are lovely — perfect for an evening of relaxation.

Friendly staff tend to be young and only working in the Red Centre for up to six months, so service levels may differ from those found in other five star resorts around Australia.

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Tour ideas in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Sails in the Desert as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Full Day Cave Hill Tour
      Traditional Aboriginal tools, Anangu Tours

      Full Day Cave Hill Tour

      Full Day Cave Hill Tour

      This full day tour is an indigenous cultural experience that provides a fascinating insight into everyday Aboriginal life. You will journey by 4x4 and travel deep into the desert of the Pitjantjatjara Lands of Central Australia.

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    • Mount Conner Outback Safari with SEIT Safaris
      Mt Conner tour with SEIT

      Mount Conner Outback Safari with SEIT Safaris

      Mount Conner Outback Safari with SEIT Safaris

      Follow 4x4 tracks and a landscape which betrays a fascinating geological past on this full day tour of Mount Conner.

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    • Sounds of Silence Dinner
      Sounds of Silence dinner, Uluru

      Sounds of Silence Dinner

      Sounds of Silence Dinner

      In front of you is the fabled Uluru; behind you are the domes of Kata Tjuta and, possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Here you enjoy sparkling wine and a selection of delectable canapés whilst a local didgeridoo player explains and performs this traditional Aboriginal instrument.

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