Ayers Rock Resort, together with the Uluru Camel Racing Club Inc, will host the colourful Uluru Camel Cup from Friday 29 May to Saturday 30 May 2015. Now in its fourth year, the Uluru Camel Cup (formerly Outback Fest), is a celebration of authentic Aussie outback adventure, featuring annual event highlight the Uluru Camel Cup Race Day.
Festivities kick off at the atmospheric Outback Pioneer Hotel & Bar on Friday night with boot scooting, live entertainment and the opportunity to bid on a favourite camel with the locals at the lively Camel Cup Calcutta.
Saturday's celebrated Uluru Camel Cup Race Day begins with qualifying races followed by an exciting Dash for Cash, Plate Race and the Uluru Camel Cup itself. Off the track there is plenty to see and do for the whole family with stock whip demonstrations, wheel barrow races, kids' sack race and even a camel dung throwing competition. Guests are encouraged to frock-up and partake in the ever-popular Fashions on the Field complete with a parade and presentation. A kids club will be available on the day as well as lively outback-style markets.
The weekend will culminate with a true blue Frock Up & Rock Up Gala Ball set under the sparkling outback night sky, complete with a red desert dance floor, light BBQ style supper and live entertainment - tickets are $30 per person (18+). Upgrade to the exclusive VIP Roundyard Cocktails and Canapés for an extra $70 per person which includes canapés, wet oyster bar, beer, wine, sparking wine and two special Camel Cup cocktails.
"This is an exciting and authentic annual event that embraces the Outback nature of our location," said Ray Stone, Voyages Executive General Manager Sales Marketing and Distribution.
"This is an event not to be missed, the Uluru Camel Cup adds a fun element to the already strong guest experience on offer at Ayers Rock Resort," added Ray.
Three night packages start from $220* per night twin share including buffet breakfast daily, Indigenous Daily Guest Activities program and return Ayers Rock Airport transfer.
Go to ayersrockresort/discover or call 1300 134 044 and quote Camel Cup at time of booking.
The Uluru Camel Cup is a part of Ayers Rock Resort's major events program for 2015, and will be followed by the Australian Outback Marathon in July and the Uluru Astronomy Weekend in August.
*Conditions apply. Lead-in price per night twin share based on standard room at Outback Pioneer Hotel. Book and travel by 30 June 2015.