All the latest from Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia has welcomed the recent announcement by Qantas of two new routes to Uluru.

The new Qantas routes will link both Darwin and Adelaide with Uluru (Ayers Rock Airport), with twice-weekly flights operating on Wednesday and Saturday with a Boeing 737 aircraft.

Voyages CEO Grant Hunt said: “The spiritual heart of Australia is now more accessible than ever, and these new direct routes to Uluru create opportunities for both the leisure and business events sectors.

“Uluru has experienced a huge leap in visitation in recent years, and it is great to see Qantas responding to this increased demand from international and interstate travellers.

“Initiatives such as Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru have attracted more than 200,000 guests since opening in 2016, providing travellers with the impetus to book now and helping turn Uluru into a year-round destination.”

The Qantas new routes will commence on 31 March 2019. This latest announcement means that there are now direct flights to Uluru from five Australian capital cities.

Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru shines on

Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru, has been further extended and will now remain in place until 31 December 2020.

The award-winning exhibition opened at Ayers Rock Resort on 1 April 2016 and has proven an absolute crowd pleaser for business event clients, creating an additional wow factor for groups with an option to take the entire field on an exclusive-use basis.

The solar-powered exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, has more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of nine football fields.

The spheres, connected via illuminated optical fibre, bloom as darkness falls. Pathways draw viewers into the artwork, which comes to life under a sky brilliant with stars.

Field of Light can be incorporated into all meetings at Ayers Rock Resort and there are a number of different ways to experience the installation.

The Star Pass includes transfers as well as sparkling wine and canapes; A Night at Field of Light dining experience includes transfers and the option to arrive via helicopter or camel, and a Field of Light Sunrise includes return transfers, immersion in the installation and coffee/tea and pastries.

The Lost Camel finds its way back to Ayers Rock Resort

The boutique-style Lost Camel Hotel has re-opened its doors at Ayers Rock Resort, offering an accommodation option for those events on a more modest budget.

With a newly refurbished stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, the hotel is located in the heart of the resort and offers a mid-scale option when staying in the Spiritual Heart of Australia.

Originally opened in 2002, The Lost Camel Hotel has now been refurbished as a contemporary and fun accommodation option for the busy resort.

The compact studio-style rooms are decorated in bright colours and crisp, clean whites. Each room features a sumptuous king bed (can be separated into two single beds) and a bathroom with a separate shower and toilet and an open-plan vanity.

Guests can soak up the sun by the hotel’s central swimming pool, browse the shops or enjoy a casual meal at one of the cafés located in the resort Town Square just minutes’ walk away.

Guests also have access to free in-room WiFi and can take part in the many free daily guest activities on offer.

For more information, click here or phone 1300 134 044.