Lights, lasers, action! New drone show coming to Australia's Uluru

Experience a feast for the senses with over 1,000 drones and laser lights under the stars at Ayers Rock Resort.

The immersive light-and-sound show brings the Mala ancestral story alive with 1,000 cutting-edge drones.
The immersive light-and-sound show brings the Mala ancestral story alive with 1,000 cutting-edge drones.

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, offering a new experience that incentives and events professionals can add to their arsenal in Central Australia.

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 Anangu people.

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.

Source: Travel Weekly Asia