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Ayers Rock Resort scores environmental certification and culinary accolade

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Ayers Rock Resort scores environmental certification and culinary accolade
The resort, run by the Indigenous owned Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, has had a good start to 2024.

Ayers Rock Resort has received Advanced Ecotourism and Respecting Our Culture certification from Ecotourism Australia. The sprawling property in Australia’s red centre has also been awarded a chef’s hat from the Australian Good Food Guide for its exclusive degustation under the stars experience Tali Wiru.

“We’re incredibly proud Ayers Rock Resort has now been ECO Certified, alongside sister property Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre,” said Voyages CEO, Matt Cameron-Smith.

“We believe responsible tourism is the only way forward for our industry and our planet, which is why we’re committed to respectful, cultural tourism that cares for Country and community. This achievement is a testament to all the team who work so hard every day on our sustainable journey.”

The resort’s sustainability initiatives include an onsite solar field, a recycling centre and wildlife conservation programs.

Ayers Rock Resort also helps sustain the Indigenous culture of central Australia, through the tours and experiences available around the resort, the National Indigenous Training Academy (NITA) onsite, the Anangu Communities Foundation and the Gallery of Central Australia which showcases artists from the region.

On the culinary front, Tali Wiru, a five-hour dining experience for just 20 people each evening, has been recognised with a chef’s hat for 2024 by the Good Food Guide.

“Australia is blessed with an incredibly diverse dining scene, but none speak to the essence of Australian dining quite like Tali Wiru,” says Joseph Steele, national operations manager for the Australian Good Food Guide.

“From the ethos of the kitchen to the extraordinary finesse of the plating, the dining excellence at Tali Wiru transcends a culinary experience and becomes a truly cultural one. To say this is a must-do experience underplays the impact that a dining experience here has on you. You leave Tali Wiru with a deeper understanding and connection to this wildly pulsing land.”

Taking place on a sand dune in the desert, Tali Wiru is a key incentive experience at Uluru, while the Ecotourism Australia certification increases the attractiveness of the resort for domestic and international corporates looking for a socially responsible event destination.                  

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