Average rating 4.83 (maximum 5)
from 6 reviews
Less than a day
Sounds of Silence, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Pick up from your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort at one hour before sunset (times are seasonal, confirm 24 hours prior).
One hour prior to sunset
4 hours later
At the Sounds of Silence experience you can dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares the tales of humanity as told in the stars.
Entered into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame, Sounds of Silence offers the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours. An unforgettable evening, eating beautifully prepared food under the sparkling outback sky.
Your journey begins on a lone sand dune. A meandering path takes you to an uninterrupted, three hundred and sixty degree view of this vast landscape. In front of you is the fabled Uluru; behind you are the domes of Kata Tjuta and, possibly the most spectacular sunset you have ever seen. Here you enjoy sparkling wine and a selection of delectable canapés.
As the sun sets in a blaze of reds and oranges, and well into the starlit night, you feast on a gourmet barbecue buffet of authentic Australian delicacies including barramundi, kangaroo, emu, crocodile, bush salads and classic desserts, complemented by some of Australia's finest wines.
Attention then turns to some of the world's best stargazing, as our resident astronomer takes you on an unforgettable tour of the spectacular southern night sky. As you wind down after a delicious dinner, you are offered a choice of tea, coffee or port. In winter, guests gather around a campfire to savour a special treat of hot mulled wine.
We cannot recommend the Sounds of Silence experience highly enough, and we certainly encourage every visitor who comes to Voyages Ayers Rock Resort to join us for this unique event.
Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks
Gourmet buffet barbecue (vegetarian options available with prior notice)
Tea, coffee and port
Star talk and stargazing
Return transfers from your Voyages Ayers Rock Resort accommodation.
What To Bring
Not recommended for children under 10 years old. Childrens rate applies for those ages 10-12 years.
lovely way to spend an evening. It was good the way they mixed the tables up, we met some interesting people from abroad
Reviewed by: Roslyn, October 2012
A very memorable experience of our trip to Ayers Rock. Accompanied by good food and a unique atmosphere.
Reviewed by: Derek, August 2011
A very disappointing experience for us unfortunately!!
Food was very average, entertainment was performed by an englishman not an aboriginal or even an Australian!!!. This was very embarassing and disappointing particuarly for the American tourists at our table who couldnt believe they were not geting an authentic Aussie experience!!The vistas are beautiful but the rest a waste of time and money
Reviewed by: Virginia, August 2011
Sounds of Silence is an experience not to be missed on your trip to Ayers Rock. The dinner is a great opportunity to enjoy the desert by night, meet lovely people from all over the world and see the stars like never before.
Tip: Make sure you take a warm jacket as it gets very cold even after a hot day.
Reviewed by: Kristine, September 2010
I had been told not to miss "Sounds of Silence" and this was the best advice I had. The evening was sensational - food fantastic, great service, galaxy talk fun and informative. We were lucky to have such a clear night so we were able to see all the stars after seeing the sunset over Uluru. A night to remember.
Reviewed by: Judith, June 2010
Wonderfully peaceful experience! Memorable. Shared the night with some interesting people from all walks of life. Well worth it. Captivating astronomy talk and excited to see the planets through telescopes. Crystal clear sky!
Reviewed by: Donna, June 2010