Open territory

Experience all that the Top End has to offer as the Northern Territory borders reopen on 17 July.

02 July 2020


The Northern Territory will reopen this month, with the Ayers Rock Resort set to open its doors again on 1 August.

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has completed a $50 million refurbishment of Ayers Rock Resort. This includes upgrades to all guest rooms and suites, the lobby, pool and restaurant at the five-star Sails in the Desert.

The 50,000 stems of Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation awaits along with dining under the stars at Sounds of Silence. Free activities are on offer and include guided garden walks, didgeridoo workshops and traditional bush yarns.

To celebrate the resort’s reopening, Voyages will extend special offers for stays of two, three and four or more nights with discounts of up to 50 percent.

The vast landscape of Central Australia already lends itself to social distancing, but for the additional safety of guests and staff, Ayers Rock Resort will be implementing strict hygiene measures.


Measures will include:

    • regular deep cleaning of rooms and public spaces using hospital-grade cleaning materials
    • additional screening of guests arriving at the airport
    • isolation/quarantine areas on site that can be activated as needed
    • reduced tour group sizes and agreed health and safety programs with all on-site transport and touring companies
    • comprehensive safety and hygiene training for all staff including mandatory infection control training for COVID-19
    • enhanced food preparation standards with mandatory PPE requirements for employees
    • 24/7 in-room dining available at some hotels.

Voyages is also communicating regularly with Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Mutitjulu management to ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken to protect the local Indigenous community, located some 30 kilometres from the resort.



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