A family holiday in the Northern Territory is a great way for children and teens to get immersed in Australia’s Indigenous heritage.
Over the past few years, Ayers Rock Resort, 20km from Uluru, has introduced a raft of Indigenous-themed guest activities. One of the most compelling is the dot-painting workshop held at the Town Square Lawn Area. Take a seat to watch an Indigenous artist re-create some of their favoured symbols in the red dirt. Then, with a small canvas, brushes and pots of brightly coloured paint, you can create your own take-home dot painting. There’s also bush yarning at the Circle of Sand four times a day. Sit with an Indigenous storyteller and listen to tales of men’s hunting weapons, women’s gathering tools or how to find bush tucker.