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Sounds of Silence Experience

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Address: via Yulara Drive | Ayers Rock Resort, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 8296 8010

Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapes and chilled sparkling...

Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapes and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Watch as the sun sets over Uluru and feel the immense quiet carried on the breeze over this ancient inland sea.

As darkness falls, listen to the haunting sound of a didgeridoo and wander down to join your table for an unforgettable introduction to Aboriginal culture through traditional dance followed by a bush tucker inspired buffet dining experience under the desert night sky, with only the distant domes of Kata Tjuta and red sand for walls.

Sit back and relax while you enjoy your first course. Our attentive staff will keep your glass topped up with quality Australian wine and beer so you will want for nothing while you absorb your unique surroundings and meet your fellow table guests.

As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to an outback buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong. There are salads, barbecued meats and vegetables, as well as a luscious dessert course served with Australian tawny port.

After dinner, 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.


Enjoy a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee before you head back to the resort.

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An Experience to Remember

While the experience of the 'Sounds of Silence' and service of the restaurant were five-star quality, the food didn’t quite reach that mark – the canapés at sunset were however... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A meal under the stars, with free flowing wine, near to Uluru. Well part of that is right. The private viewing platform for sunset is quite some way from both Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and is on a high dune above the tables so neither are visible when you are eating. Check the smallprint and it does say that you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really didn't know quite what to expect which probably made to trip even better. The canapés were delicious, served with masses of champagne by extremely pleasant staff. The sunset, which we did expect, was spectacular and the dinner following, if not as good as the canapés, was great with pleasant company round our table. The talk on the night... More 

Thank Simon C
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For $195 I expected a lot more bang for my buck. I was disappointed to see how far away from Uluru we were and you couldn't see the effects of the sunset on the Rock at all. What we did see was the sun setting over Kuta Tjura, also far, far away from us. As sunsets, it was lovely, but... More 

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the food isn't the best you'll ever eat, it's adequate and definitely plentiful, and served on table with white tablecloths. Furthermore, your wine glass is NEVER empty. The location and the star show when all the lights go out make up for any sense that the experience might be a little touristy. Nice, clean bathrooms in the middle of... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The organisation was excellent but when we arrived at our destination we were disappointed as we were quite a distance from Uluru and not as close as the advertising images suggested. Also Uluru was only the backdrop up to the sunset as the dining area does not have this view. The weather was very cloudy so we didn't see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

While the experience of the 'Sounds of Silence' and service of the restaurant were five-star quality, the food didn’t quite reach that mark – the canapés at sunset were however fantastic. Is it still worth doing? …yes!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It starts with a bus ride to an unknown location with a most entertaining bus driver named Nigel. You find yourself and your friends in the middle of the outback with a view of both Ayers Rock and Uluru Kata Tjuta preparing for sunset followed by a very sophisticated reception formal dinner. The food, the champagne and wine were delicious... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic setting having dinner on a sand dune in between Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Canapés and sunset drinks after being collected from hotel was really excellent. The food was plentiful and with variety of flavours including native foods etc. We had a great table of folk and lots of fun and laughs! As event sold with cultural experience disappointed that... More 

Thank Russell M
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a great night viewing Ularu at sunset with a glass of bubbly, then a walk to the event and a good but not great meal. They did a good job considering the outdoor facility. Stars were fabulous along it was a half moon and totally dark is much better, so pick your moon phase. Excellent event for overseas... More 

Thank Novableu
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were lucky to be there on a good weather day to enjoy the night sky and the excellent skytalk by Taylah. However this is advertised as close to Uluru whereas this is actually more close to Kata Tjuta. Also the food is a bit disappointing, the desserts were good though. The dance performance was incredibly brief and disappointing.Apart from... More 

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