Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia unveils major new Uluru attraction

The new lights and drones show is called Wintjiri Wiru and features more than 1,100 drone lights.

Conferences and incentives taking place in Uluru have a major new drawcard to wow delegates with, with a newly launched lights-and drones show from Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, developed in partnership with the Anangu community.

A $10 million investment featuring more than 1,100 drones set against the backdrop of Uluru, Wintjiri Wiru means “a beautiful view out to the horizon” in the local Anangu language, and is now the world’s largest ongoing drone display with six lasers, seven projectors and almost 30 bright field lights.

The performance tells part of the ancient Mala story from Kaltukatjara to Uluru and comes from Canadian-born light artist Bruce Ramus and his team at the media architecture studio, RAMUS. The theme of the show was designed with close collaboration with the Anangu people to ensure that the story has been recreated accurately and authentically.

“People from every place have come to see Uluru. Now we want people to come and experience our story in a new way. We want visitors to know this is our story, to look and listen and feel with us. Our stories have been here since the beginning, and we want to share this story with the world,” Rene Kulitja, on behalf of the Anangu Consultation Committee, said.

There are two shows each night, which will run from May until December. The first is accompanied with a Sunset Dinner experience, featuring a selection of hot and cold native-inspired dishes that include indigenous bush foods such as lemon aspen, wattleseeds, quandong, warrigal greens and lemon myrtle, paired with Australian wines, while the second show features light refreshments.

In January and February, one performance per night will run.



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