Field of Light, Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory © Lauren Bath, Voyages
Field of Light
Witness the outback bathed in colour at nightfall, as 50,000 spindles of light come together in a mesmerising display.
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 tours are selling out nightly.
- Where: Uluru, Northern Territory
- 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. Soak up this mesmerising landscape as you walk through the Field of Light at your own pace.
Tour duration: approximately 1.5 hours including transfers.
Tickets: from AUD$44 adult / AUD$31 child (2-15 years)
Field of Light Star Pass
This pass takes you to an exclusive dune top overlooking the spectacle of lights. 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$98 adult / AUD$64 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)
Sunrise Field of Light
Early bird or not, this showstopper sunrise is the ultimate start to your day. Arrive at Field of Light before dawn and enjoy the installation as the glowing sun rises in the distance. 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)