Bruce Munro’s immersive light installation at Uluru is a must-see for any visitor to the Red Centre. As day turns to night, the desert comes to life with 50,000 poppy-like stems glowing in an array of serene colours. Gently stretching towards the horizon with Uluru silhouetted in the distance, the spindles of light become one with their desert surrounds and create a mesmerising image; homage to wildflowers and the ancient landscape.
Munro’s overwhelming installation covers seven football fields in size. Aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, the critically-acclaimed Field of Light creates a fantasy garden that ignites the senses, sparks imagination, and seamlessly blends modern art with the ancient people, traditions, and flora of this region. Add a Field of Light tour to your Uluru must-see list.
This epic adventure heads into the heart of the Red Centre starts with 1 night in Adelaide before travelling overnight in Gold Service onboard the mighty Ghan. Enjoy a night in Alice Springs visiting the West MacDonnell Ranges, then see the wonders of Uluru with 3 nights at Yulara including the stunning Sounds of Silence dinner. Re-board the Ghan for another night before finishing with 1 night in Darwin.
Fly into the heart of the nation for stays in Yulara (Uluru) and Alice Springs. Enjoy sunrise and sunset over the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), trek with camels through Uluru, take a view from above with breathtaking views and enjoy a once in a lifetime dining experience at Sounds of Silence under the Southern night skies. We then make our way into Kings Canyon where we enjoy cultural experiences, stop at Kings Creek Station before heading into Alice Springs to visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Finish off the tour with a bush style true outback style BBQ with a visit to Standley Chasm, driving via West Macdonnell Ranges and heading into Ormiston Gorge before flying home.
Tours to the Field of Light include transfers from all Uluru accommodation and are available at sunrise and sunset. Both offer equally magical experiences.
If you’re a keen early bird then a Field of Light sunrise tour is for you. Begin your day on an exclusive dune with the gently swaying lights at your feet. You’ll be amazed by the sheer vastness of what lies before you. Next, take a stroll amongst the lights and become one with the installation. Later as the sun sets, Uluru appears before you and although the magic of the garden is gone, the majesty of the rock takes over.
At night the reverse is experienced with Uluru fading as the sun sets and the desert comes to life with Munro’s subtle colours taking you to another world. A Field of Lights sunset tour can be combined with the Sounds of Silence dining experience; the ultimate evening enjoying the illuminated exhibition followed by fine dining and traditional stories all under a blanket of desert stars.
All of our Uluru holiday packages include a tour of the Field of Light. We’ll take care of everything, all you need to bring is a jacket (the desert can be cold before the sun comes up and once it sets) and your sense of wonder.
Creating this impressive and enormous work was no mean feat for Munro and his team. It took 40 volunteers six weeks to ‘plant’ the 50,000 acrylic solar light stems in the red desert sand.
Yes, you need to book a Field of Light tour and cannot visit the site independently. Tours are hugely popular so it's recommended to book a Field of Light tour as part of your Uluru package.
Bruce Munro was inspired to create his internationally recognised work after a visit to Uluru in 1992. He felt a deep connection to the remote landscape and wanted to provide a contemplative and immersive experience for those who encounter it. Over 20 years later his dream became a reality.
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