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Following a sell-out success in its second year, the Tjungu Festival will return to Ayers Rock Resort from Friday 22 to Monday 25 April 2016. Tjungu, (pronounced tjoo-ngoo), means meeting together in local Anangu language and will celebrate the best of Australian Indigenous culture.

2016 sees some of our most popular artists and ambassadors back by popular demand. These personalities will be joined by a host of emerging and established Indigenous performers, sporting heroes, and artists, with this year’s focus on even more local performers from the Anangu people, and the surrounding lands.

Highlights include:

  • Local Anangu welcome to country with Inma dance
  • Lively interactive markets where Indigenous artists showcase their work and traditional bush foods can be sampled
  • Short film festival
  • Fashion parade led by well-known top model Samantha Harris
  • Selection of traditional and contemporary indigenous musicians and bands
  • Exclusive outdoor desert dining experience “Tastes of Tjungu” with a contemporary bush food inspired menu and Master Class hosted by celebrity chef Mark Olive (The Black Olive) 
  • The third annual Tjungu Cup, a softball match followed by an AFL match featuring local Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytajatjara football teams coaching by former AFL player Dom Barry (Anangu ex-Demons player), including on field entertainment.

Festival goers are encouraged to stay at least three nights to participate in all of the cultural events on offer, allowing time to absorb and experience all there is to do and see in the Uluru Kata Tjuta region.

Download: 2015 Tjungu Festival Program Guide (PDF)

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Taste of Tjungu

Taste of Tjungu

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Your Tastes of Tjungu Indigenous culinary experience begins with a Master Class by well-known Indigenous chef Mark Olive, also known as “The Black Olive.”

2:30pm - 4pm | Uluru Meeting Place

Your experience continues when you’re collected from your hotel one hour before sunset and taken to a remote desert dune top. As the sun sets over Uluru, enjoy canapés and sparkling wine. As darkness falls, enjoy the sweet sounds of Marcus Corowa and Jess Beck – backed by the Mutitjulu Ladies Choir.

Join your table of fellow travellers for a 3-course contemporary bush tucker inspired menu by “The Black Olive”, matched with Australian wines.

As the night sky twinkles to life, listen to a star talk from our specialist star talker. Enjoy tea or coffee and port before you head back to the Resort with memories that will last a lifetime.

5.15pm – 9.30pm | Desert Dining Site

  • Master Class with Mark Olive
  • Outback style canapés
  • A three course bush tucker inspired buffet
  • Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee and port
  • Musical performance
  • A guided tour of the night sky by our resident Star Talker
  • Return transfers from your hotel
 
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Tjungu Chillout Lounge

Tjungu Chillout Lounge

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From this Festival oasis you have only a short walk to the nearby lawn area where all the final night concert activities take place; the rhythmic and joyful Drum Atweme, Samantha Harris leading aspiring models down the catwalk for the annual Tjungu Fashion Parade.

Then headliners Marcus Corowa, Jess Beck, the Street Warriors, and Johanna Campbell, cap off the night with a group performance as the celebrated Tjungu Band. 

  • Premium elevated views from the terraces of Gecko's cafe
  • Final night music concert
  • Fashion parade 
  • Gourmet pizzas and salads
  • Complimentary drink on arrival.
 
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