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The outback is at its most involving, its most scenic and its most other-worldly in the Red Centre. The monumental, sacred rock of Uluru erupts from the baked red earth to form the most awesome focal point for hundreds of miles around. Meanwhile, the vast, time-eroded landscape of Kata Tjuta National Park also beckons to the explorer in you.

And then there is Sails in the Desert. Make this outstanding resort part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Australia and you’ll be staying in one of the country’s coolest hotels. But you’ll also be surrounded by the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local Anangu people. Many aspects of Sails in the Desert reflect their ancient art, their lifestyle and their adaptation to an extraordinary environment.

Sails in the Desert, at a glance

  • Supremely luxurious, five star resort in the heart of the Red Centre
  • Contemporary architectural design incorporates the indigenous art and cultural heritage of the Anangu people
  • Choice of 228 luxurious rooms and suites, shaded by soaring white sails
  • En suite bathrooms plus terraces with astounding views over the outback and resort
  • Deluxe suites feature separate living areas and multiple balconies
  • Range of cool dining, bar and lounge options featuring the best of Aussie hospitality

For leisure and pleasure

  • Expansive swimming pool lined with shady gum trees
  • Ochre Spa featuring a wide range of beauty, relaxing and restoring treatments and rituals
  • Mulgara Gallery presenting the stories behind the local art and culture
  • Complimentary Indigenous Activities Programme plus choice of guest activities
  • Camel or trike riding through the outback
  • Sunset over the rock excursions
  • Tours of Tali Wiru
  • Menu of 65 tours and experiences at Ayers Rock
  • Helicopter flights and sky-diving adventures
  • Bush Yarn tours and Aboriginal Experiences 

  • We have just returned from what was a holiday of a lifetime. I can't thank you enough. The organisation was meticulous and made our lives so much easier. When we plan another holiday we'll be sure to speak with Ultimate Travel first.

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