Field of Light extended

THE Field of Light at Uluru has been extended a second time and will remain in place until 31 December 2020, operator Voyages Indigenous Tourism has confirmed. Having been viewed by more than 200,000 since its launch, the work, by artist Bruce Munro, had been previously scheduled to end in March.

Voyages executive general manager of sales, marketing and distribution Ray Stone said the display had brought high demand and occupancy to Ayers Rock Resort.

“This further extension offers guests the opportunity to enjoy not only the spiritual nature of the destination, but experience it in a unique and mesmerising way,” he said.

Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan welcomed the extension.

“Field of Light has been a remarkable success and there’s clearly still significant demand amongst people both here in Australia and overseas to make the journey to Uluru to see what is unquestionably one of world’s most spectacular and immersive exhibitions,” O’Sullivan said.

The solar-powered display has been in place since April 2016 and involves 50,000 stems crowded with illuminated frosted-glass spheres, spread over an area the size of nine football fields among the dunes at Uluru.