Ayers Rock Resort

Sounds of Silence

At the Sounds of Silence experience you can dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales 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 evening of dining under the sparkling outback sky.

Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canaps and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your table for an unforgettable dining experience and an introduction to Aboriginal culture with a traditional dance performance under the outback sky

Our attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beer while first course is served. As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to a bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong.

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.

After dinner, enjoy dessert with a glass of port, tea or coffee.

The Sounds of Silence experience includes:

  • Outback style canaps
  • A three course bushtucker inspired buffet (vegetarian & other dietary options available with prior notice)
  • Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee and port
  • Scrumptious desserts
  • An introduction to traditional Indigenous dance
  • Didgeridoo performance
  • A guided tour of the night sky by our resident Star Talker
  • Return transfers from your hotel
  • Resident photographer to capture your Sounds of Silence dinner experience (framed photos at additional cost)

Tour Departures

  • Pick-up: approximately 1 hour prior to sunset each day (times are seasonal)
  • Duration: approximately 4 hours
  • Operates: daily

Please confirm your pick-up time with the tour desk or your hotel reception 24 hours prior to your date of departure.

Pricing

 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015
Adult$195 per person
Child$96 per person
(10 to 15 years inclusive)

Camels to Sounds of Silence

Camel Ride to Sounds of Silence

Meander for one hour through red sand dunes on your friendly camel with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop, while your experienced cameleer describes the unique flora and fauna of the landscape that surrounds you.

As your peaceful ride comes to a close, you will be greeted and offered sparkling wine as you arrive at the sand dune viewing platform where your Sounds of Silence experience begins

Camels to Sounds of Silence includes:

  • One hour camel tour which takes you to your Sounds of Silence dining site
  • Entry to the Camel Farm museum
  • Sounds of Silence dining experience

Tour Departures

2 hours prior to sunset, you'll be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Uluru Camel Farm. Please reconfirm your pick-up time with the tour desk or your hotel reception 24 hours prior to tour departure.

Pricing

 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015
Adult$295 per person
Child$147.50 per person
(10 to 15 years inclusive)

Please Note: Tour not recommended for children under 10 years of age and is subject to availability and weather conditions permitting. Minimum and maximum numbers apply for this tour to operate. For reservations on Christmas Day, surcharge applies.

Disclaimer: As a popular dining experience, Sounds of Silence may be hosted at up to three different sites each night. Whilst guests enjoy dune top sunset drinks & canaps with breathtaking views of Uluru at all three sites, after the sun sets and guests make their way to their dining area, Uluru can not be seen. The image represented in advertising and brochures does not directly represent the view at all three sites.

Our Indigenous performers are traditional people with strong cultural obligations. In the event of some major unforseen cultural event, such as ceremonial duties ore bereavement, we may not be able to provide the cultural dance performance as advertised.

Cancellation Policy: Ayers Rock Resort reserves the right to cancel the Sounds of Silence event. If the event is cancelled prior to departing, guests who have paid the Resort directly will be provided with a full refund. Guests booked as a package or through a travel agent will be provided with a letter supporting a refund. Rebooking for the following night will be subject to availability at the time of cancellation.

Guest cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Payment Policy: All prices are subject to change without notice. All Ayers Rock Resort tour reservations must have a credit card as a guarantee of payment. All other tour reservations must be pre-paid prior to arrival at Ayers Rock Resort and travel vouchers will be provided. Pre-payment can be made by credit card, direct deposit or cheque. All credit card payments made at the resort incur a transaction fee of 1.5%. Payment can be made by EFTPOS which does not attract a transaction fee.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend Travel insurance. Guests should be satisfied that their chosen insurance cover fully meets their personal requirements especially in respect to inclement weather, personal injury or illness. The Voyages Travel Centre can assist you with travel insurance options, please contact us today to find out more.

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