Tourists visiting Central Australia will soon be able to include a
new immersive experience in their list of to-dos. Come May 2023, Voyages
Indigenous Tourism Australia is set to launch an immersive light and
sound show combining ancient indigenous storytelling with drone and
laser light technology.
Called Wintjiri Wiru (meaning: a beautiful view of the horizon) in
the local Anangu Aboriginal language, it will be the first time a drone
and laser light experience of this size will be performed on a regular
basis anywhere in the world.
The nightly choreographed performance will include more than 1,000
drones taking flight with the desert sky and Uluru as a backdrop.
Designed by Media Architects studio RAMUS, the Wintjiri Wiru
experience has been brought to life in consultation with the local
CEO of Voyages, Matthew Cameron-Smith, said the company is delighted
it can share the cultural importance of the Mala ancestral story which
sits between Kaltukatjara (Docker River) and Uluru (Ayers Rock).
“As custodians of the land and this part of the Mala story, the
Anangu consultation group has carefully guided us on the Wintjiri Wiru
experience, from conception to launch, to generously sharing their story
with the world,” he said.
“We hope the Wintjiri Wiru show will nourish visitors’ thirst for a
deeper spiritual connection with this very special part of Australia.”
A signature Outback experience
Ayers Rock Resort will be offering a signature three-hour Wintjiri
Wiru Sunset Dinner experience that is sure to be popular with travellers
and incentive reward groups.
It begins with cocktails and canapes as the sun sets over Kata Tjuta
and Uluru followed by a gourmet dinner hamper celebrating native
ingredients and paired with premium Australian wines.
Once dark the dramatic light and sound show will begin.
The show and dinner includes return resort transfers and is priced at AU$385 (US$268) per pax.
A second evening show, called 'After Dark’, is a shorter one
hour-long experience that will include light refreshments followed by
the show, and is being marketed at AU$190 (US$132) per pax.