Top things to do

Top Choice Cultural in Yulara

Tjungu Festival

A new festival that runs over four days in late April, hosted at Ayers Rock Resort and celebrating Indigenous culture. Food, art, film and music, plus plenty to keep the kids entertained.
Top Choice Australian in Yulara

Bough House

This family-friendly, country-style place overlooks the pool at the Outback Pioneer. Intimate candlelit dining is strangely set in a barnlike dining room. Bough House specialises in native ingredients such as lemon …
Barbecue in Yulara

Outback Pioneer Barbecue

For a fun, casual night out, this lively tavern is the popular choice for everyone from backpackers to grey nomads. Choose between kangaroo skewers, prawns, veggie burgers, steaks and emu sausages, and grill them yo…
Modern Australian in Yulara

Walpa Lobby Bar

if you want to treat yourself, this is the place to try. With a recent makeover, and the feel of a Hilton Hotel bar, the excellent food and friendly service make up for the slight sterility. Hot and cold seafood pla…
Mediterranean in Yulara

Geckos Cafe

For great value, a warm atmosphere and tasty food, head to this buzzing licensed cafe. The wood-fired pizzas, pulled pork sliders and kangaroo burgers go well with a carafe of sangria, and the courtyard tables are a…
Sports in Yulara

Australian Outback Marathon

Yulara is abuzz in late July when runners converge on Ayers Rock Resort. The route of the outback marathon cuts an impressive path through the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, taking in views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta…
Buffet in Yulara

Ilkari Restaurant

This three-course buffet at Sails in the Desert will satisfy the hungriest of Uluru sightseers. It includes seafood, sashimi, Asian dishes, roasts and a chocolate fountain finale. Kids eat for free.
Gallery in Yulara

Wintjiri Arts & Museum

A fascinating overview of local natural and cultural history, with plenty of artworks, an artist-in-residence and an excellent small shop. It's just north of reception for the Desert Gardens Hotel.
Modern Australian in Yulara

Arngulli Flame Grill

Featuring fusion cuisine with Asian, Mediterranean and Australian themes, the Arngulli Flame Grill specialises in meat and seafood dinners with a focus on locally sourced meats.
Cafe in Yulara

Kulata Academy Cafe

Run by trainees of Uluru's Indigenous training academy, Kulata is a good place to pick up a coffee in the morning and a light lunch (including pies) later in the day.