You can lose and find yourself in Australia's Red Centre, a place rich in Aboriginal culture and rugged outback beauty. You'll also find the iconic natural wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon.
Explore them all from Alice Springs, the outback town framed by ancient mountain ranges and endless plains.
Here in our red heart, you can sleep under the stars, swim in secluded waterways and discover the spiritual dimensions of Aboriginal art. The Red Centre provides the ultimate space to do, feel and learn.
Drive the Red Centre Way, find out more about Australia's Red Centre on the Visit Australia website or for more information about the Red Centre and Australia's National Landscapes visit our corporate site.
Shopping and facilities
Ayers Rock Resort at Yulara caters for most needs with everything you'd expect available - supermarket, laundry facilities, medical services, hair and beauty salon and more. The resort is about a 10 minute drive to the park's entrance.
Resort Shopping Centre
The centre includes a bank, hair and beauty salon, post office, supermarket, newsagency, Tour and Information Centre, food outlets and specialty shops. The walk to the Resort Shopping Centre takes approximately five minutes from Sails in the Desert and Desert Gardens Hotels and 10 minutes from the Outback Pioneer Hotel.
Resort Visitors' Centre
Located near the Desert Gardens Hotel, this centre provides information on local history, geology, flora, fauna and Aboriginal culture as well as the opportunity to purchase souvenirs and educational gifts.
Free shuttle bus
A free shuttle bus circulates the resort daily (10.30 am to 6.00 pm and 6.30 pm to 12.30 am) and departs about every 20 minutes. Note this free service doesn't include a stop at the park's entrance.
Hair and beauty
Ayers Rock Resort Hair and Beauty Salon is located in Town Square next to the T-Shirt Shop. The salon is open daily 9.00 am-5.00 pm, appointments are required. For bookings and enquiries please visit the hair salon upon your arrival.
Ayers Rock Resort has 24-hour reception, five swimming pools, dry cleaning, fax and photocopy service, safety deposit facilities, internet access, laundry, postal service and medical service.