Just when you think they couldn’t do anything cooler up at Uluru, they go and drop this on us.
Wintjiri Wiru is the name of the extraordinary, brand-new light and drone show above Uluru, coming in May.
It brings to life the ancient dreamtime story of Mala via 1,000 luminous drones taking flight each night to lift the ancient images above Uluru and into the sky. Exquisite choreography and visual artistry is accompanied by a narration in Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara languages, and a soundtrack with traditional inma recorded with members of the local Anangu community.
The number (1,000) of drones involved makes it the largest drone show of it’s kind on earth.
The result is a pretty cool marriage of technology and the world’s oldest continuous culture.
Two Wintjiri Wiru sound and light shows will run every night, from March until December (from 11 May in 2023), with one show a night operating in January and February.
A three-hour sunset dinner precedes the experience, which includes welcome cocktails and canapes while the sun sets over the bloody serene setting of Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Once darkness has settled the dramatic sound and light show will begin.
We cannot wait.
Check out the briefest of teasers below:
The Wintjiri Wiru Sunset Dinner experience includes return resort transfers and is priced at AUD$385pp.
A second show each evening called After Dark is a shorter, one hour-long experience including light refreshments followed by the show. After Dark costs AUD$190pp.