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Dining at Ayers Rock

By Viator, November 2012

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Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is Australia’s best-known natural icon and a World Heritage Site. Rising high above the surrounding desert plains, it strikes an imposing figure, with its ochre rock faces appearing to change color at sunrise and sundown.

With the nearest town of Alice Springs some 280 miles (450 km) away by road, Uluru (and its sister rock formation, Kata Tjuta) is a long way from anywhere, so it’s important to plan your visit to make the most of your time here.

It is possible to walk around the rock with Aboriginal guides and explore the springs, waterholes and cave paintings. You can also climb the rock, although this is considered dangerous (due to heat and high winds) and insulting to the local Anangu people, for whom the rock is sacred.

Several tours offer a unique way to experience Uluru and the surrounding landscape. As the sun goes down and the evening cools, it is possible to dine near the rock and see it glowing a fiery red before complete darkness settles on the desert, with stars across the sky.

The Ayers Rock Sounds of Silence Dinner is perhaps the most romantic way to top off a day’s desert exploration and includes a formal dinner under the stars with champagne and traditional didgeridoo music, a gourmet barbecue of Australian delicacies like barramundi, a crocodile and a ‘star-talker’. Less formal but providing a taste of traditional Aussie hospitality as the sun goes down is the Ayers Rock Outback Barbecue Dinner and Star Tour.

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Sounds of Silence Restaurant

4.5 star rating: Recommended 375 Reviews

Dine under a million stars at the award-winning Sounds of Silence Dinner. You'll travel to a secluded formal dining setting in the middle of the desert, and ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.95

Uluru (Ayers Rock) Outback Barbecue Dinner and Star Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Enjoy an Aussie-style barbecue dinner with views of Australia’s most recognized natural icon, Uluru (Ayers Rock). After a day exploring Australia’s Red Centre, ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $156.87

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