Uluru Sunrise & Field of Light

Posted: 27 February 2019 | Updated: 27 February 2019

Never has an early morning start been more rewarding. The silent morning air that encompasses the desert landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is filled with gasps and amazed ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahhs’ as the first group to wander through the desert paths are met by four acres of flowing fibre optics lights. With the majestic Uluru in the background, guests begin to fall into silence as they take in what is truly an unforgettable and life-changing experience.


AAT Kings Day Tours Manager Brett Holmes recounts his first experience of the Field of Light installation:

“After a cup of tea, I wandered down to begin my walk amongst the lights, this was a magical and breath-taking experience unlike anything I have ever experienced before.You can find a place all to yourself to stand or crouch in amongst the changing fibre optic lights that gently change from green to red to purple to blue. The lights are so gentle and don’t distract from the clear night sky. I found myself looking at the Milky Way then back to the Field of Light without having to adjust my focus.

As the morning progressed I could see the Desert Oak trees and spinifex grasses start to appear as the sun began to rise. This added another spectacular element to the morning, the sun slowly rising and taking over as the fibre optic lights ever so slightly started to fade away. So many wow factors in one morning.”


These otherworldly spheres of light are internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s latest art installation, and his largest to date, with him and his team installing more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted glass spheres in a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru.

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The Field of Light experience was rated #26 in Time Out’s 50 Best Things to do in the World Right Now, and #1 in their Best things to do in Australia, and it is easy to see why. The artwork brings to life another spiritual element of the sacred National Park, and the work was inspired by the intense spiritual energy of Uluru, making for a truly magical and deeply spiritual experience for those who are lucky enough to visit.


The exhibition has been illuminating the scenery of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park since 2016, and will come to an end in December 2020, so if you are yet to experience this magical bucket-list item, then it is time to start planning your trip to the Red Centre today!


AAT Kings hold exclusive access to the Field of Light sunrise, and operate a bestselling Uluru Sunrise and Field of Light half day tour that departs 105 minutes before sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort.  Arriving early allows time for the intimate group to take it all in from a private dune top as your host provides insightful details of the artist, Bruce Munro and his incredible installation, and then be the first group to wander through the desert paths.


 “This experience was breath-taking, tranquil, mesmerising and is one that will remain with me for the rest of my life. It is a must see by all who visit the amazing Red Centre.”

Brett Holmes


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Don’t miss out on this bucket-list, once-in-a-lifetime experience and book our Uluru Sunrise and Field of Light Half Day Tour today for only AU$75! Ends December 2020.

By Laura Vitucci for AAT Kings


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