Field of Light
Field of Light has been extended for a second season, running until 31 December 2020.
Bruce Munro's internationally acclaimed art installation Field of Light, set glittering at the base of Uluru, has been extended for another season. The epic art piece will now be on show until 31 December 2021 giving you plenty of time to start planning your dream trip to the Red Centre.
Set in the heart of the Northern Territory, the exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara sees more than 50,000 solar-powered stems light up at sunset and glow throughout the night. In keeping with the desert’s vast scale this is Munro's largest Field of Light installation to date, with the brightly coloured light stems covering an area the size of four football fields.
The award-winning exhibition opened in April 2017 and has exceeded all expectations, proving to be a stand-out drawcard to the destination. Make sure you pre-book your Field of Light tours prior to arrival as spaces are limited and are tours selling out nightly.
- Where: Uluru, Northern Territory
- When: Until 31 December 2021
- Price: $ - $$
How to get there
Both Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer direct daily flights into Ayers Rock Airport from Sydney. Jetstar has a return service from Melbourne Tullamarine into Ayers Rock Airport operating four times per week. Qantas also operates daily flights via Alice Springs, and direct flights from Cairns and Alice Springs to Ayers Rock. Visit Voyages for more information.
Things to do at Field of Light
Field of Light pass
This is the base level Field of Light experience for those who want a simple tour to take in the lights. You'll arrive at Uluru after dark to see the desert illuminated with rhythms of coloured light. You have ample time to walk through the Field of Light at your own pace.
Tour duration: approximately 1.5 hours including transfers.
Tickets: from AUD$43 adult / AUD$30 child (2 -15 years)
Field of Light Star Pass
This pass takes you to an exclusive dune top to watch as the last rays of the sun disappear over the horizon while you enjoy a selection of outback canapes and sparkling wine and beers.
Tour duration: 2.5 hours including transfers.
Tickets: from AUD$95 adult / AUD$62 child (5-15 years)
A night at Field of Light
This exclusive dining experience combines the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner under the outback sky with the Field of Light art installation. The package offers magnificent views of Uluru at sunset, canapes and sparkling wine, a special three-course bush tucker dinner, premium selection of Australian wines and beers, and a self-guided walk through the Field of Light art installation.
Tour duration: 4.5 hours including transfers.
Tickets: from AUD$265 adult / AUD$132.50 child (10-15 years)
A night at Field of Light by camel
Arrive to your Field of Light experience by camel. Prior to sundown, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Uluru Camel Farm. Meander through red sand dunes on your friendly camel with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop, while your experienced cameleer describes the unique flora and fauna of the landscape that surrounds you. At the end of the ride you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as you arrive at the sand dune viewing platform where your A Night at Field of Light dinner experience begins.
Tour duration: Approximately 5.5 hours including 45-minute camel ride and transfers.
Tickets: from AUD$402 adult / AUD$220 child (10-15 years)
Sunrise Field of Light
This one is for the early birds. Arrive at Field of Light before dawn and enjoy the installation before the sun rises. After sunrise, enjoy tea, coffee and hot chocolate on a raised viewing area.
Tour duration: Two hours including transfers.
Tickets: from AUD$75 adult / AUD$38 child (2-15 years)