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Sounds of Silence Experience

via Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 2 8296 8010
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Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch as the sun sets over Uluru and feel the immense quiet carried on the breeze over this ancient inland sea. As darkness falls, listen to the haunting sound of a didgeridoo and wander down to join your table for an unforgettable introduction to Aboriginal culture through traditional dance followed by a bush tucker inspired buffet dining experience under the desert night sky, with only the distant domes of Kata Tjuta and red sand for walls. Sit back and relax while you enjoy your first course. Our attentive staff will keep your glass topped up with quality Australian wine and beer so you will want for nothing while you absorb your unique surroundings and meet your fellow table guests. As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to an outback buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong. There are salads, barbecued meats and vegetables, as well as a luscious dessert course served with Australian tawny port. After dinner, settle back and listen to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere. Enjoy a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee before you head back to the resort.
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via Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 2 8296 8010
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All incredibly well organised. Staff delightful, attentive and knowledgable, as with all tours and experiences within the resort. Beautiful views of both rocks at sunset. Star talk was a highlight! Not as freezing as we were warned (at least not within the heated area). The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Sounds of Silence and the Fields of Lights as a combined package. What a magnificent night it was. Something very special to cherish forever. The meal was plentiful and very delicious. Just one piece of advice, make sure you take a jacket...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the Sounds of Silence dinner on a Saturday night. We loved it. We really enjoyed the music from the didgeridoo and the talk our musician gave. Overall we though the entire evening, was well organised, staff were fantastic and food was good. Lamb...More

Thank Ange0204
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic ambience with excellent views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta for pre-dinner drinks and sunset. Follow this with an exciting buffet in an outdoor setting. Rug up for winter, and be prepared to sit at a table of 11 with complete strangers. Follow with a...More

1  Thank Matt G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose the first thing to say is if you see a photo of diners sitting down with Uluru as the backdrop, do not be deceived. While the viewing platform pre dinner had a lovely outlook, dinner itself was down in a hollow with a...More

2  Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pre booked before our holiday - glad we did. AAT kings coach transfer to the canapés and sundowner drinks. The coach was so clean - especially considering the corrugated dirt road! The white table cloth tables were surrounded by gas heaters - essential for...More

1  Thank Gavin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this experience but were really lucky with the great company we had at our table. A short drive from Sails In The Desert we were given drinks and canapés whilst listening to the didgeridoo player and watching the sunset over Uluru. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I first did the Sounds of Silence dinner at Uluru 12 yrs ago and told countless people how amazing it was. My wife and I recently revisited. We had a good night and met some great couples, but it feels like the wow factor was...More

1  Thank ives99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set below Uluru we enjoyed a three course dinner at a table of complete strangers who became best friends by the end of the evening . I needn't have been concerned about the cold as gas heaters keep you warm . The stargazing and dinner...More

Thank SLee62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watching the sunset while kites (birds) flew over head as a digeridoo played was an unforgettable experience. A variety of food and plenty of it. Recommend the lemon sponge pudding. Yum. Star talk was entertaining and being able to see the moon and Saturn through...More

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Ann K
13 July 2017|
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Response from 220SuzyQ27 | Reviewed this property |
It can get really cold at night in the desert. Like freezing! But just make sure you have appropriate clothing. How can you avoid the full moon anyway. It is what it is. I mean can you change your dates to make sure its a... More
28 January 2017|
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Response from Georgia R | Property representative |
HI Nomadshell Thank you for your enquiry regarding the Sounds of Silence dining experience at Ayers Rock Resort. Unfortunately you cannot see Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru from the Sounds of Silence tour. We do hold a... More
17 December 2016|
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Response from Copthat1 | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine a December visit will be just fine. I went on June 29th, and it was around 4 degrees Celsius. It was certainly a cold night but even at this temperature, the dinner and star gazing was just sensational... More