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Following a sell-out success in its fourth year, the Tjungu Festival will return to Ayers Rock Resort from Thursday 26 April to Sunday 29 April 2018. Tjungu, (pronounced tjoo-ngoo), means meeting together in local Anangu language and will celebrate the best of Australian Indigenous culture.

This year, country music star Troy Cassar-Daley and super model Samantha Harris, AFL Legend Nicky Winmar and celebrity chef Mark Olive will headline to festivities joined by a host of emerging Indigenous performers.

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
  • Indigenous fashion parade led by 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 special performance by Troy Cassar-Daley (charges apply for this event)
  • Tjungu Cup, an AFL match featuring local Mutitjulu and Yulara football teams including on field entertainment.

Download: 2018 Tjungu Festival Program Guide

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Taste of Tjungu

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Your Tastes of Tjungu Indigenous culinary experience begins 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 whilst singer song-writer Alice Skye entertains you with her sweet, dreamlike tunes.

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 the sounds of country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley. Then settle back looking skyward as our resident star talker decode the southern night sky.

Enjoy tea or coffee and port before you head back to the Resort with memories that will last a lifetime.

Thursday 26 April | 5.15pm – 9.30pm | Desert Dining Site

  • Outback style canapés
  • Three course bush tucker inspired plated dinner presented by chef Mark Olive
  • Beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee and port
  • Special performance by country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley
  • Musical performance by singer-songwriter Alice Skye
  • Star-talker decodes the southern night sky
  • Return transfers from your hotel
 
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