Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel Rating: 5

Air Conditioning Swimming Pool Dining Bar Day Spa

Voyages Sails in the Desert is named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof. Sails in the Desert is Ayers Rock Resorts premier resort. This Ayers Rock accommodation features interior decor that is focused on the regions Aboriginal heritage and culture. The lobby area of Voyages Sails in the Desert features a gallery, and artworks are displayed throughout the public areas.

Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel offers luxury accommodation in the heart of Australia's unique outback. The hotel has many different facilities including the acclaimed Mulgara Gallery, Winkiku Restaurant and the Rockpool serving tapas style cuisine by the pool. The award winning premier restaurant, Kuniya is also located at Voyages Sails in the Desert.

Voyages Ayers Rock Resort is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. There are a total of five hotels at the resort including Voyages Sails in the Desert, which provides the perfect base from which to explore the area. With over 65 tours and attractions within the resort and National Park, there is an endless array to things to do in the Red Centre. Guests can ride a camel across the desert, hop on a harley and tour the area, or embark on a base walk of Uluru. There is a variety of touring to set every budget and personality.


Voyages Sails in the Desert has a total of 228 rooms. Interconnecting rooms are available but must be requested at time of booking.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Private balcony or veranda
  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • ISD/STD phone
  • In-house movies (fee)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In room safe
  • In room WiFi

Superior Room: Spacious rooms with modern bathrooms. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds with a rollaway bed if requested. Maximum room capacity is 5 Adults & Children.

Terrace Room: Features indoor/outdoor living space on the terraces including day beds and a dining suite. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Deluxe Suite: Features a separate living/dining and sleeping areas. Suites feature multiple balconies overlooking the garden. French doors connect the indoor spa to the bedroom. Bedding is 1 King Bed. Maximum room capacity is 3 Adults & Children.


Ayers Rock Resort features more than ten restaurants to choose from all with the convenience of charge-back to your room account. Voyages Sails in the Desert features the following restaurants located either within the hotel or in neighbouring Ayers Rock Resorts.

Ilkari Restaurant: Situated at Sails in the Desert Hotel, this restaurant offers an international menu along with an egg and pancake station. Also offering a range of salads, vegetables, antipasto delights, pastas and roasts. Children's menu available. Open daily for buffet breakfast and dinner. Reservations essential.

Walpa Lobby Bar: A casual bar offering either coffee and cake as well as lunch and dinner. Children's menu available. Open from sunrise to late (seasonal). All day dining menu is available from 11.00am until 10.00pm.

Pira Pool Bar: Located at Sails in the Desert, this poolside bar offers a setting for casual dining, serving a selection of Mediterranean, classic Australian steaks and fish and chips. Children's menu available. Open for light meals and drinks from 10.00am until 7.00pm, and seasonally for dinner.

Ayers Wok Noodle Bar: Perfect for a quick dining option offering classic Asian cuisine. Located in the Town Square. Open seasonally for Lunch 11.30am until 3.00pm and again for Dinner 6.00pm until 9.00pm daily, take-away only.

Pioneer BBQ and Bar: Located at Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge for DIY BBQ (meat must be purchased at the BBQ Bar) with traditional Aussie charm. Open daily for dinner and live entertainment nightly.

Mangata Bistro & Bar: Found at the Desert Gardens Hotel, the lunch and dinner menu showcases fine Australia produce enhanced by flavours from native Australian bush tucker. A breakfast buffet is also available.

Bough House Restaurant: Located at Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge. Offers traditional Australian breakfasts and outback Australian dinners serving buffets featuring traditional Aussie 'tucker' and local delicacies including meats, special breads, pastries and desserts. Children's menu available. Open daily for breakfast & seasonally for dinner.

Outback Pioneer Kitchen: Affordable pizzas, burgers, salads, wraps and sandwiches. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

Gecko's Café: Serving gourmet pizzas, pasta and Mediterranean style dishes, coffee and cocktails. Relax and snack outdoors on the terrace or take-away is an option. Open for lunch and dinner. Children's menu available.

Arnguli Grill: Serving a table d hote menu of two and three set menu options in modern, formal surrounds. Featuring gourmet bushtucker cuisine. Children's menu available. Open daily for dinner and reservations are essential. Located at Desert Gardens Hotel.

Kulata Academy Cafe: Offers sandwiches, salads and light breakfast options along with cakes, pastries and coffee. Open daily for lunch and afternoon. The cafe is staffed by local indigenous trainees.


  • 24 hour reception
  • Complimentary airport transfers
  • 4 Swimming Pools
  • Day Spa
  • Art Gallery
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Play ground
  • Giant Chess Set
  • Drycleaning
  • Fax/photocopy service
  • Safety deposit facilities
  • Free WiFi / Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Gift Shop
  • Tour Desk
  • 2 Tennis Courts
  • Medical service
  • Postal service
  • Petrol Station
  • Car parking
  • Resort Shuttle Bus
  • Resort Shopping Centre
  • Visitor Information Centre


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Mulgara Gallery Artist in Residence
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Tennis
  • Jogging track
  • Swimming at your choice of 4 pools located at the resort
  • Self guided walks to 7 lookouts throughout the resort
  • Live entertainment
  • Guided Garden Walk
  • Self Guided Hotel Garden Walk
  • Indigenous Art Classes for Kids
  • Bus shuttle service circulates the Resort daily every 20 minutes

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights
  • Anangu Tours
  • Harley Davidson Tours
  • Camel Rides
  • Red Ochre Day Spa
  • Morning and afternoon tours to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

TopDay Spa

Red Ochre Spa: Blending the essence of natural Australia with the latest treatments and expert staff, time will disappear and you will leave feeling fully refreshed. Take a break from trekking and touring around Uluru for some rejuvenating treatments at Red Ochre Spa.

TopAdditional Information

Children: 2-15 years are free of charge utilising existing bedding
Check In: 3.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 24 Hours
Address: Yulara Drive Uluru, Northern Territory

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