Field of Light extended

THANKS to its overwhelming success, Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation at Uluru is being extended through until 31 March 2018.

News of the artwork’s one year extension was broken in December by Voyages executive general manager of sales, marketing and distribution Ray Stone at special event for media and industry partners at QT Sydney.

“I am delighted to announce the extension as an extraordinary opportunity for guests to enjoy not only the spiritual nature of the destination, but experience it in a unique and mesmerising way,” Stone said.

He said since that since exhibition’s launch at the beginning of April 2016, over 100,000 people had come to experience it. The immersive installation is made up of more than 50,000 solar powered lights stretching over an area the size of four football fields in front of Uluru. The spectacle comes to life each night as the outback sun goes down and flickers out with the sunrise.

“The response has been absolutely phenomenal,” Stone said.

During his speech, Stone gave a special thanks to Tourism Australia for its ongoing support, acknowledging the organisation as a major factor in Field of Light’s success.

Tourism Australia’s managing director John O’Sullivan told travelBulletin that he loved Field of Light so much that “they should just make it permanent”.

“Domestically and internationally tourism is all about experiences and this is what Field of Light has done, it’s combined an icon in Uluru with an amazing experience,” he said.

“People are talking about it worldwide,” he went on to say.