Light show to continue
Field of Light Uluru has been extended for three more years, remaining in place until 31 December 2020. The award-winning exhibition dazzling allcomers at Ayers Rock Resort in the spiritual heart of Australia, opened on 1 April 2016 to critical acclaim and has since exceeded all expectations proving to be a standout drawcard for the destination.
“With such incredible demand, and high occupancy experienced throughout the year at the Resort, extending the Field of Light to 31 December 2020 will allow even more guests to enjoy this extraordinary experience,” said Voyages Executive General Manager Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Ray Stone.
“Since opening, more than 200,000 guests have been deeply moved by the Field of Light, it’s hard not to be. This further extension offers guests the opportunity to enjoy not only the spiritual nature of the destination, but experience it in a unique and mesmerising way,” he added.
The size of nine football fields
Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s immersive installation is an exhibition aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara. His largest work to date boasts more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres over an area the size of nine football fields.
It is also the artist’s first work to be illuminated entirely through solar power. 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.
Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan welcomed the decision to extend the exhibition until the end of December 2020.
“Field of Light has been a remarkable success and there’s clearly still significant demand amongst people both here in Australia and overseas to make the journey to Uluru to see what is unquestionably one of world’s most spectacular and immersive exhibitions. People travel to experience difference and this is about as unique a way of connecting with one of our country’s most spectacular natural wonders as you’re ever likely to get,” he said.
Over 90 million views
The award-winning exhibition has received extensive media attention during its two seasons, significantly featuring in 2017’s Qantas Safety Video with over 90 million views worldwide.
“I am greatly moved and humbled by the enormous response to the artwork. It’s obvious the combination of the exhibition and a canvas as visceral as this – flourishing from red dirt and tufts of spinifex, in the shadows of nature’s biggest shape-shifter, Uluru, is immensely powerful to people,” said Bruce.
Guests can enjoy the field in a number of ways – a Field of Light Pass includes transfers, a Star Pass includes transfers as well as sparkling wine and canapes, and for those wanting a special evening under the stars there is A Night at Field of Light dining experience that includes transfers and guests can also arrive via helicopter or camel for an additional charge.
Between 22 October and 24 March each year, guests can also enjoy Mayu Wiru, meaning ‘beautiful flavour’ in local Pitjantjatjara. This premium experience for a maximum of 16 guests combines an exceptional gourmet menu celebrating the ancient flavours of Indigenous Australia with a private escorted tour through Field of Light.
Pre-booking Field of Light experiences before arrival is strongly recommended.
The original article was published in The Departure Lounge – Our exclusive travel media hub.