Words by Sonia Nazareth
The majestic appeal of the Red Desert, that has graced the cover of many a travel magazine, has always enticed people to visit the Northern Territory. Recently however, there’s been a new addition to the region. If you’re looking at more than fifty-thousand slender stems crowned with frosted glass, set in a gigantic field; you’re looking at the work of artist Bruce Munro.
The epic site-specific installation, that’s on only till March 31st 2017, is yet another reason to start making tracks towards Australia’s Northern Territory.
The installation covers an area the size of seven premier-league football fields, and is a dazzling experience at dawn or dusk, by foot or by flight. Take the Sunrise tour and stroll down pathways glistening with coloured lights, with only the ginormous monolith Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the distance for company.
The installation additionally features a stunning night experience that includes a 3-course Bush Tucker meal. For those with a special love for not keeping their feet firmly on the ground, you can soar over the Field of Light on a heli-tour, with a sparkling wine served at the end to keep your spirits high even after landing.
Find your flights to Australia from India here, from Singapore here and from Malaysia here, and see Australia’s red heart as never before. But hurry, you’ve only got until the end of March to see Uluru in this truly inspirational and very special way.
Images courtesy of Tourism Australia