On April 1, 2016, a solar-powered art installation titled ‘Field of Light’ by renowned artist, Bruce Munro, debuted at Uluru. The installation – the first of its kind in the Top End – gives people contemplating a trip to the Red Centre even more reason to visit.
Illuminating a set desert area in the shadow of the vast expanse that is Uluru, more than 50,000 frosted-glass globes with stems have been positioned to come to life as the sun descends on the majestic desert setting.
Running through until the end of March 2017, visitors will have ample time to organise and plan a road trip to Alice Springs, the nearest major town on the map, just a few hours’ drive to Uluru.
Uluru, however, isn’t the first location that Munro and his team have toured the epic installation. Originally from England, Munro first came up with the idea for the project whilst visiting Uluru in the early 1990s but initially toured it in countries such as Mexico, the USA, and the UK. It has now come home to it’s place of conception – the barren landscape of the Red Centre.
Numerous packages are now available to travellers looking to take in Field of Light between now and the time it closes next year. These range from basic entry passes including bus transfers to the site, mid-level viewing passes that include tasty wine and canapé starters, through to a lavish 4.5 hour-long package that includes starters and wine, a three-course meal, return bus transfers and plenty of time to take in the breathtaking beauty of thousands of lanterns lighting up the world-famous rock.
Want to go a little crazy and have a trip to remember? Optional add-ons to this lavish experience include arriving to the site by helicopter or camel – something that will truly make it a night to remember.
Plan your trip now and rent a hire car from Thrifty Alice Springs to take in some of the areas other amazing sights while you are visiting.