Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel

Ayers Rock Resort
Superior Room
Ilkari Restaurant
Pool area
Pool with rooms in background
Swimming Pool at Night
Hotel Exterior
Hotel Exterior
Terrace Room Exterior
Terrace Room
Deluxe Suite
Mulgara Gallery
Swimming Pool

Named after the huge white sails that adorn its roof, Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel offers luxury accommodation in Ayers Rock Resort. Designed to reflect the Aboriginal culture and Australian heritage, the hotel is also home to a gallery displaying artworks as well as in the public areas.

Accommodation at Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel offers a choice of 228 Superior and Terrace Rooms and Deluxe Suites with interconnecting options available. Featuring luxurious interiors, each room also enjoys air conditioning, private bathrooms and private balconies or verandas with picturesque views. Couples and families alike are well catered for at this Ayers Rock accommodation.

Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel also enjoys an exceptional range of onsite facilities including a huge range of bars and dining options, five swimming pools, a shopping centre and more than 65 tours and attractions both within the resort and nearby in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Ayers Rock.


Accommodation at Voyages Sails in the Desert offers a choice of 228 rooms with interconnecting room options 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
  • Free WiFi

Superior Room: Spacious rooms with Indigenous artwork and decor themes. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds. 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.


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 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 for dinner with a limited a la carte menu.

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.

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.

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.

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 early 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 a light breakfast and lunch. The cafe is staffed by local indigenous trainees.


  • 24 hour reception
  • Complimentary airport transfers
  • 4 Swimming Pools
  • Day Spa
  • Art Gallery
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Playground
  • Giant Chess Set
  • Dry cleaning
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tours to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Day Spa

Red Ochre Spa: Take a break from trekking and touring around Uluru for some rejuvenating treatments at 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.

Additional Information

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

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Ratings are averaged based on 9 reviews.

Loved everything about Uluru and Sails!

Cannot wait to go back!


A very memorable holiday

Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel is the perfect holiday accommodation when visiting Uluru. The premises are well maintained and clean and the ambience is relaxed and soothing, especially after a full day of strenuous outdoor excursion. The restaurant is well stocked for choice, reasonably priced, the food is good and the staff is professional, courteous and efficient.
Our room was spacious, clean and well maintained. The attached bathroom was clean, but not sufficiently ventilated.
Overall, our stay at Voyages Sails in the Desert Hotel was a very pleasant experience and we do recommend this hotel, especially for families and senior travellers/tourists.


Sails Resort

We had a fabulous time. Sails was really nice.


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