This spectacular exhibition by acclaimed international artist Bruce Munro is a must-see attraction. As darkness falls over Uluru, be amazed as more than 50,000 stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres fill the landscape with colour and light.
Stand in awe of the second largest monolith in the world. Rising from the outback desert, the impressive rock formation carries great spiritual and cultural sigficnace. Watch the sun set over this breathtaking spectacle.
Upon your arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you’ll be greeted by your friendly and professional touring crew. We then set off and enter the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for a drive around the base of Uluru before checking in to the award-winning, 5-star Sails in the Desert Hotel, part of the Ayers Rock Resort. Settle in to your accommodation and get ready for the unique ‘Sounds of Silence’ dining experience under the stars.
Offering the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours, ‘Sounds of Silence’ begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking Uluru. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and enjoy a premium bush tucker inspired buffet incorporating native bush ingredients. Afterwards, relax by the campfire and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Meals: D
This morning early risers will experience the sun rising over Uluru and the colours of dawn spreading across the landscape. After breakfast, head off to discover Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and admire the stunning rock formations on a guided walk into Walpa Gorge. Then, return for a guided tour around the base of Uluru, which stands 348 metres above the desert plains. Learn about traditional Anangu culture as you marvel at one of the largest monoliths in the world!
This afternoon we prepare for our visit to artist Bruce Munro’s global phenomenon ‘Field of Light’. Aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku (looking at lots of beautiful lights), ‘Field of Light’ features 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted spheres, spread across an area the size of 7 football fields.
Departing the resort before sunset, we head to an exclusive dune top location with majestic views of Uluru. Enjoy drinks and canapés as Field of Light gently illuminates and the 50,000 glass spheres come to life. After your host provides some insights into this remarkable installation, you’ll head off to explore the stunning display via the dedicated pathways.
This evening we return to the hotel for dinner and our final night at Sails in the Desert. Meals: B.L.D
This morning we visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre before departing for Kings Canyon. Visit Curtin Springs and learn about their unique paper that’s handmade from native grasses. Enjoy lunch at Kings Creek Station before continuing on to Kings Canyon Resort, arriving mid-afternoon. We spend the next two nights here as we discover the area. Meals: B.L.D
Today enjoy the wonders of majestic Kings Canyon. Several walks are available, including the spectacular 6km rim walk. This walk features breathtaking views of the Watarrka National Park before descending into the ‘Garden of Eden’. A less arduous walk is also available along the canyon floor (2.6km).
Upon returning to the resort this afternoon, there is the opportunity to take helicopter flights over Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park. 15 minute flights cost approximately $150 per person. Meals: B.L.D
Today we depart Kings Canyon and travel the Mereenie loop through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs. Enjoy the scenic drive and visit Ormiston Gorge and Standley Chasm en route to Alice Springs, arriving late afternoon. We check in to the Mercure Alice Springs Resort for the final night of our adventure. Meals: B.L.D
This morning we enjoy a brief tour of Alice Springs, including Anzac Hill. You will then be transferred to the airport or to your accommodation if staying on in Alice Springs. Meals: B
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