5 Reasons to Visit Uluru in 2019
Resolutions. Some people love them, some people hate them, and most people never stick to them. So we've done the hard work for you. Here are 5 reasons why adding Uluru to your travel resolutions for 2019 is a fantastic decision. Plus did you know that the Red Centre is listed as one of Lonely Planet's Top Five Regions to visit in 2019? - So you'd be silly to miss checking it out!
1. Once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the Opera at Uluru
Mark November 2nd in your calendar because you're not going to want to miss this! For the first time ever, Opera Australia will perform an exclusive concert in the spiritual heart of Australia, with the vast outback plains and Bruce Munro's Field of Light as the backdrop. Marrying sublime art and the world's finest music, experience a night like no other. Opera Australia's finest singers will perform famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more under a canopy of stars in a uniquely Australian setting. Evenings really don't get much better than this.
Packages are available for all hotels at Ayers Rock Resort for either two or three nights.
Plus, just when you think the evening couldn't be more magical, why not add one of our celebratory dining experiences and join the three-course Welcome or Starlit Dinner.
2. Race Day Outback Style.
Kicking off on the 24th of May, the multi-award winning Uluru Camel Cup is a must if you want a taste of the real outback. Begin the weekend festivities with the lively Camel Cup Calcutta, where you can join the locals for boot scooting fun. Saturday's race day brings an exciting mix of events and races including the Dash for Cash and Plate Race before the Uluru Camel Cup itself. Don't forget your fashions on the field outfit or to pack something for the final Frock Up & Rock Up Gala Ball, as the grand finale to a fabulous weekend.
3. Pound the Red Dirt at the Australian Outback Marathon.
Pull out your Nike's and get your active wear ready for the tenth annual Australian Outback Marathon, 26th - 28th July 2019. Set among one of the most iconic backdrops in the world entrants will be pounding the red dust with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the rugged outback, as most of the course is plotted on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails.
4. Find (or lose) yourself in the Outback.
Reclaim your mind in 2019 at the Uluru Wellness Retreat, 28th August - 5th September 2019. The program features six incredible nights of mindfulness and Qigong workshops led by popular life change facilitator, Peter Bliss, plus a selection of guided Uluru tours and experiences, as well as a nutritious and nourishing food program. Drawing inspiration from your tranquil surrounds, this is the ultimate, reinvigorating retreat that will set you up for success.
5. 26th October - A day to celebrate.
In addition to the 26th of October being the anniversary of the hand back of the title deeds of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to the Traditional Owners in 1985, the date this year also marks another significant and special event,- the closure of the Uluru climb. The closure of the climb is a reflection of a marked change on tourism within the Red Centre and a sign of respect for the Anangu people. It reflects a greater desire for a deeper connection with the ancient culture and landscape, which is now also reflected in the range of Indigenous-focused activities available. As well, with a greater range of ways to experience and circumnavigate Uluru, there is a significant lessening in interest for visitors to climb. Instead preferring to take a bicycle, segway, motorcycle, helicopter or walk around the base.