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Hype Up, Uluru’s Magical Field Of Light Installation Has Been Extended Indefinitely

By Morgan Reardon
6th Nov 2019

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As if you needed another reason to make tracks to Uluru, Australia’s red centre has just released some very good news. As well as officially cancelling climbing Uluru, they’ve also decided to extend their seriously stunning Field Of Lights installation indefinitely. That’s right, you now have so many more chances to make everybody on your Insta incredibly jealous.

Created by internationally celebrated artist Bruce Munro, this illuminated spectacular has twinkled for three years, and has been extended several times. Attracting around 450,000 people each year, it seems they’ve finally realised our love for the desert installation isn’t going to end any time soon. 

The exhibit, which includes 50,000 glass lights spread across 49,000 square metres, is named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku by the local community which means ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara. Trust us when we say you need to witness this magical scene in real life. 

If you’re planning a trip to NT, then make sure you do a pit stop in Darwin, where Munro has created his second offering. Opening this week, Tropical Light stretches 2.5km around Darwin’s city centre and waterfront. The $3.5 million free outdoor exhibition boasts eight sculptures by Munro that illuminate come sun down. While Field of Light will run indefinitely, Tropical Light, which is inspired by Munro’s love of the city, will close 30 April 2020, so get in quick.

For info on tours and how to see this beautiful celebration of art and nature, head here

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Image credit: Matt Glastonbury/Tourism NT

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