Ayers Rock Resort has just announced their spectacular line-up of major events for 2015, sure to delight couples who want to experience the spiritual heart of Australia on a romantic holiday.
Discover the return of the Tjungu Festival in April, followed by the Uluru Camel Cup in May. In July, the Australian Outback Marathon will take place and in August stargazers are in for a treat – the Uluru Astrology weekend will take place.
Voyages CEO Andrew Williams says “the diverse program of events allows guests to explore one element in more depth – whether it be Indigenous culture, light-hearted outback fun at the Camel Cup, health and fitness or the wonders of the universe.” Clearly, this is no ordinary couples’ holiday, but one that will reinvigorate the senses, seeing you grow together and on an individual level.
Tjungu Festival – April
Tjungu, pronounced tjoo-ngoo, meaning “meeting together” in local Anangu Pitjantjatjara language, is a celebration of the best of Australian Indigenous culture. Couples will be delighted by an array of experiences encompassing film, art, sport, music food and fashion. Highlights include the outdoor dining event Tastes of Tjungu hosted by well-known Indigenous chef Mark Olive, the Tjungu Festival Fashion Parade lead by Indigenous model Samantha Harris, the Tjungu Short Film Fest ival celebrating Indigenous film-making and an engaging and uplifting AFL match known as the Tjungu Cup. Snuggle up and listen to a spectacular line up of musicians to top off your adventurous weekend, including 2014 finalists from The Voice.
Uluru Camel Cup – 29-30 May
The colourful Uluru Camel Cup is an authentic and thoroughly entertaining Aussie outback experience. Coming into its fourth year, the Uluru Camel Cup festivities begin at the atmospheric Outback Pioneer Hotel and Bar, with the opportunity to bid on your favourite camel in the lively Uluru Camel Cup Calcutta, complete with live entertainment. Saturday’s celebrated Uluru Camel Cup races include the ever-popular Fashions on the Field, Outback BBQ, fun-filled activities and more, providing plenty to see, taste, and revel in for the whole family. An outback-style ball completes the weekend where the night is danced away with red dirt underfoot and a sky full of stars overhead.
Australian Outback Marathon – Saturday 25 July
For health and fitness enthusiasts, or those couples who just want to give it a go, the Australian Outback Marathon is the destination marathon race, cementing its place as a major highlight on the Australian running calendar. Travelling Fit, the race organiser, have designed the event to be enjoyed by all levels of running abilities offering four different events – a full marathon, half marathon and two fun runs. Set amongst one of the most iconic backdrops in the world entrants from every continent will once again pound the red dirt with spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Most of the race course is plotted on unsealed roads, trails and bush tracks near the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park giving couples the opportunity to see relatively untouched lands.
Uluru Astronomy Weekend
Led by some of the world’s leading experts and hosted by popular science personality Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, the weekend will include interactive discussion sessions on astro-statistics, the structure of the cosmos, dark matter, and more, so bring your thinking hats. It will provide those already familiar with the night sky new insights into our universe and for those new to astronomy an excellent introduction.
Couples can discover more of the wonders of a romantic getaway at Ayers Rock Resort on their website.