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Leading industry and travel trade representatives attended the launch of Wintjiri Wirtonight, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia’s breathtaking cultural storytelling experience at Uluru, developed in partnership with the Anangu community.

This gamechanger for the Australian tourism industry combines ancient Anangu storytelling with state-of-the-art drone, laser and light projection technology.  Wintjiri Wiru – which suggests a ‘beautiful view out to the horizon’ in the local Anangu language – is the first time an experience of this magnitude has been performed on a regular basis anywhere in the world.

The show brings to life a chapter of the Mala ancestral story which sits between Kaltukatjara (Docker River) and Uluru.  Over the past few years, Voyages consulted and collaborated closely with a group of ten senior Anangu from Kaltukatjara and Mutitjulu, to bring Wintjiri Wirto life taking great care to tell the story in the right way.

The depth of the story is revealed when more than 1,100 luminous drones take flight each night to lift the ancient images to the sky. Through exquisite choreography and visual artistry, the drones depict aspects of the Mala story accompanied by a narration in Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara languages, and a soundtrack with traditional inma recorded with members of the local Anangu community.

Visitors can view the show on an environmentally sustainable, purpose-built platform “floating” above the desert with stunning panoramic views of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta nestled on the horizon.

There are two nightly performances of Wintjiri Wiru. The signature experience will be the three-hour Wintjiri Wiru Sunset Dinner.

Native Australian produce and Indigenous bush foods are the heroes of the culinary experience of Wintjiri Wiru. From lemon aspen and wattleseeds to quandong, warrigal greens and lemon myrtle – the menu for Wintjiri Wiru is an authentic celebration of native Australian ingredients combined with modern culinary techniques that match the exciting drama of the new experience.

Gourmet canapes and cocktails will be served at the Sunset Dinner followed by a selection of hot and cold native inspired dishes paired with premium Australian wines. 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.

Trade partners can now book Wintjiri Wiru and other Voyages tour and accommodation options online via our new booking platform Tjuta. Simply sign up at www.trade.voyages.com.au

For trade enquiries, please visit trade.voyages.com.au or call 1300 134 044. Our trade agents are available Monday – Friday between 9am to 5pm Australian Eastern time.