Sails in the Desert
Once-in-a-Lifetime Uluṟu Outback Experience with Field of Light Star Pass
A mirage of iconic white sail-shaped awnings signals your arrival at the five-star Sails in the Desert, where mighty Uluṟu and the Red Centre’s soul-stirring landscape serves as a striking backdrop. A member of the renowned Pullman Hotels collection, this unique hotel interweaves the magic and breathtaking beauty of the outback into every aspect of its design.
Offering a wealth of unmissable experiences as vast as the desert it crowns, this iconic outback oasis is your launchpad for delving deep into Australia’s roots. Listen to stories of Aboriginal culture during a ‘Bush Yarns’ session, immerse yourself in the enchanting sounds of the didgeridoo with a workshop or take a guided garden walk highlighting the seasonal local flora, bush foods, trees native to Australia and the medicines traditionally used. Watch as darkness transforms into a bloom of soft light and colour at the renowned Field of Light Uluṟu installation by artist Bruce Munro or escape the crowds on a desert awakening and find a secluded sand dune to watch the sun roll above Uluṟu — an unforgettable moment etched in your memory for years to come. Inbetween experiences, retreat from the heat with a dip in the gum-tree lined pool or linger over unique Australian flavours at one of the resort’s exceptional restaurants.
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The Resort — Iconic luxury in the outback
Embrace the opportunity to unearth the immensity, grandeur and mystery of the Red Centre, a magical place where one of the world’s oldest cultures still thrives and Australia’s iconic monolith stands proudly above a sweeping sun-scorched desert.
Part of Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, scattered across five different properties, Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel located close by Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa Park. A member of the iconic Pullman Hotels collection, this outback oasis invites you to gather your family or reignite romance with a loved one in Australia’s spiritual heart.
From the Indigenous designs on the carpet and unique desert colours reflected in each room to the gumtree-lined swimming pool and the iconic shade sails standing up against the Red Centre’s heat, this five-star resort offers up an unparalleled visual bounty — save for the natural wonders at its doorstep.
Connect with this unique landscape with complimentary guest activities included in your stay. Listen to stories by an Aboriginal storyteller and learn about weapons or bush tucker at the Circle of Sand for a bush yarn, gain a fascinating insight into the region’s geology, flora and fauna and learn about the stars in a fascinating Capturing the Cosmos documentary showing daily at the Arkani Theatre. You could even choose to soar above Kata Tjuṯa’s cluster of red-ochre domes on an optional chartered flight (charges apply),
Step into your air-conditioned abode and kick off your shoes. Your five-star room is a welcome reprieve from the breathtaking Red Desert outside with neutral, earthy décor that’s easy on the eyes and artwork telling local Aṉangu stories. Enjoy creature comforts such as Sails in the Deserts’ signature ‘Ahh’ beds, a recently renovated bathroom, premium air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Included Experience — Behold Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation
Watch as darkness transforms into a bloom of soft light and colour on arrival at the renowned Field of Light Uluṟu installation by artist Bruce Munro. Inspired by desert seeds springing to life after the rains, this monumental art installation is made up of 50,000 spindles of light, breathing and swaying in beautiful ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white.
Departing Sails in the Desert approximately 30 minutes before sunset, you’ll be able to see the desert sands transform at twilight from a raised viewing area, as darkness gradually falls and the coloured lights come to life. Enjoy an introduction by a host with sparkling wine, beer and canapés included, roundtrip transfers from the hotel and a walk-through the exhibition itself.
Your Handpicked Inclusions – Daily buffet breakfast, roundtrip transfers, complimentary Indigenous activities and more
Arrive in air-conditioned style from Ayers Rock Airport with roundtrip transfers included as part of your stay. Begin each morning with a buffet breakfast at Ilkaṟi Restaurant, where you’ll dine under unique lampshades with light filtering in from the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows.
With complimentary Indigenous activities at Sails in the Desert, you can truly disconnect from the world around you. Savour an afternoon learning about Australian and local native bush foods as you taste seasonal seeds, fruits and spices, or perhaps enjoy a tour of the Desert Gardens Hotel’s authentic native gardens with an Indigenous guide with complimentary activities included in your stay.
Upgrade Bonus: Elevate your Red Centre escape by staying in a luxurious Terrace Room, with a complimentary bottle of wine included for you to enjoy on your private patio.
Valid for travel until 30 June 2022 (bookings must be made before 30 April 2022).
Blackout Dates Apply. Dates are identified in the Booking Calendar.
Surcharge: A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies for certain dates and is payable at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.
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Dining inclusions do not include drinks (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.
- Field of Light Experience: Duration approximately 2.5 hours. Includes return coach transfers from hotel, general admission and sparkling wine, beer and canapés. Please note, Field of Light Star experience is not suitable for children aged four years and under. Additional guests who wish to join this experience must pre-book and purchase separately here. Spots are limited.
- Swimming Pool: The pool will be closed for maintenance from 28 January 2022 until 31 March 2022. Guests will be welcome to use the pool at Desert Garden Hotel during this time.
The property, facilities and dining are subject to government regulations and restrictions. Please check the property website for the most up-to-date information as some of the services may be impacted.
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- Ilkaṟi Restaurant
- Swimming pool (closed between January and March 2022)
- Complimentary shuttle bus
- Complimentary Indigenous guest activities
- Red Ochre Spa
- Mulgara Gallery
- 24-hour reception
- Walpa Lobby Bar
- Check-in: 3pm / Checkout: 10am
Surcharges may apply to select facilities and services