Sails in the Desert
In Australia’s Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru’s raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback experience.
The mystery, color and wisdom of the local Anangu people is interwoven into every facet of Sails in the Desert’s modern design. Discover superb Aboriginal art at Sails in the Desert’s Mulgara Gallery. Then be lulled into complete relaxation by one of the Red Ochre Spa’s package treatments.
Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive heated swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. The signature restaurant is Mayu; a more relaxed atmosphere can be had at brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayer’s Rock)
Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s Red Centre desert, 290 miles (450km) from the nearest large town, Alice Springs. It’s sacred to indigenous Australians and believed to be about 700 million years old. It’s within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also encompasses the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation.