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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Sounds of Silence over Tali Wiru as we were able to take our two children aged 12 and 15. Our kids were the only U18s there on the night but they thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was good, the alcohol was flowing...and the service was friendly. It is expensive but we got through nearly all the "main" experiences at Ayers Rock and this was still one of the ones I'd recommend splurging on. It's more of an experience than a dinner. We particularly enjoyed the astronomy session towards the end of the evening. I was a little concerned how we would go seated with other travellers (especially having the only kids attending) but it proved to be thoroughly enjoyable. My only complaint was really due to the unfortunate weather. We visited in late October and it was FREEZING. We knew that it could get cold and so had packed mid weight ski jackets. I didn't realise it would actually be so cold that we should have worn thermals as well. Our fingers were shaking so much at times we could barely grip the cutlery. I do think that the venue should have been better prepared if they are going to charge like they do. A couple of small patio heaters and a single bonfire that was already mobbed with people doesn't really cut it. Blankets or similar would have made all the difference. Despite our own experience with the poor weather I'd still recommend booking. It will cost you a bit but this or Tali Wiru really is a "must do" if you are in the area. Just take a jacket. Even in Summer.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This evening went so quick, even though we were out there for at least 3 hours. Started with local cultural canapés with champagne overlooking Uluru at sunset. Plenty of great photo opportunities. Once the sun set, we were guided to our tables and welcomed with...a didgeridoo player. Our waiter Amos was so lovely and made the experience that even more amazing, he was such a kind soul that loved his job! The dinner itself underneath the night sky was unreal! The food was great, heaps of traditional foods and flavours. The evening ended in an astronomy talk and looking at the night sky through a telescope which was really something! Seeing all the different planets and stars was truly special. Such a great experience!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 November 2021

Wow. It was a great experience from the beginning to the end. Amazing food and wine. The staff were amazing and friendly. The didgeridoo player was great as well as the astrological talk. I learnt things that I was never aware of. I would do...this again and again. A highlight of our trip.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021

We had the opportunity to get in tune with the natural environment for a period leading up to sunset, while enjoying drinks and canapes. Then we were led to the dining area set out with tables and chairs and the meal preparation facilities. Service was...attentive and very good. Glasses were regularly topped up. First course (soup) was brought to the table but main course and dessert were served buffet style. While many of the main courses featured meats such as crocodile and kangaroo, when we took our meals back to our table we couldn't be sure of what we were eating because the light in the centre of the table didn't cast sufficient light. The presentation by the astronomer was truly amazing. He used a laser pointer to identify many features of the night sky and delivered an enlightening and humourous talk.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 22 October 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, looking at the desert as the sun set drinking a glass of cold champagne and reflecting on the day. The tables are set with white tablecloths and you feel very privileged to be sitting in such a magnificent location, it...feels very peaceful and special. We were seated with some fun and chatty people all from Sunshine Coast, we ate and drank and has a wonderful evening, all the food was yummy. At the end of the evening we really enjoyed the talk on Astronomy and then looking through the telescope at the stars, a couple of the guides were very informative and explained that we were seeing Saturn, Venus and Jupiter and then we got to see the moon in all its glory ... what a fabulous way to finish a great evening.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 21 October 2021 via mobile

We went to the Sounds of Silence with great anticipation, particularly seeing that we paid over $220/head. The night started beautifully enjoying canapés and drinks overlooking Uluru and the Olgas as the sun set. Beautiful. We then walked down to the dining area. Beautiful. And...the servers were very professional. And then the food service commenced. Hot tomato soup on a 34 degree night, I don’t think so. Just not right. The rest of the food was served buffet style out of bain maries. The food looked like it had been standing for far too long. The only enticing item was the lovely baby lamb cutlets. Definitely not gastronomic as described by some people. And very disappointing. It wouldn’t be difficult to cook fresh prawns, fish and other items as well. And have some lovely oysters. And fresh prawns. The didgeridoo, astronomic trip, the silence, the sunset, the stars, and the servers were fantastic.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2021 via mobile

The Sounds of Silence Dinner was another experience we were so glad we did. Although like a lot of things here it was expensive but well worth it. For us this is a once in a life time trip and with all the lockdowns in...this country it was the perfect time to see everything with out huge crowds. I still recommend booking way in advance as it is very popular and if you are only here for a few days you may not get in. The coach pick us all up at Sails and it took about 20 minutes where we where greeted by our lovely host Maddy. A short walk up a red sand path (don’t wear heels) We were shown to a viewIng platform and served straight away with bubbles or beer by the friendly attentive staff. The drinks were generous and so were the gorgeous canapés which came around regularly as we watched the sunset on the rock and chatted to the other guests, took lots of pictures and of course selfies. Once the sun was down it was time to move up the path to our dining area. It was stunning the white cloths and silver service on the back drop of lights and red sand was magical. We were lucky and had and fun table the night went so fast as we all chatted about where we were staying where we were from and our plans for our stay. The cousins that were traveling together made our night and we were lucky enough to run into them at several different places on our visit. The music was relaxing and the man who played the didgeridoo was fabulous. The meal was served buffet style and showcased bush flavours it was delicious. Finally when the night ended we were shuttled back to the accomodation and said goodbye to all the other lucky guest who shared this experience with us. A great nightMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 15 October 2021

The amazing experience of the Sound of Silence was unforgettable! The chef created a gastronomic masterpiece menu which catered for those with extensive food sensitivities. Simply remarkable!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! The staff were wonderful young vibrant people, welcoming you to...a never-to-forget night! The astronomer’s presentation - brilliant! And with two shooting stars and the orbiting space station - our evening was incomparably brilliant!!! Thank you one and all!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021 via mobile

Booking for Sound of Silence was made with contact phone number. Pick up did not arrive as scheduled. After waiting 10 minutes, made inquiries which revealed pick up point had mistakenly been listed as another location. Alternate transport was arranged some 45 mins later. Ayes...Rock Resort representative advised because booking was not made through the Resort it would be our problem to seek a refund. No explanation as to why we had been left behind, given the booking had a contact number or apology or offer for compensation. After speaking to another hotel representative we were finally offered offered refund.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

Part of a recent charter trip to Uluru direct from Perth for 3 days. Very well organised, with a great group and tour leaders, and the dinner was excellent and most enjoyable

Date of visit: August 2021
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Juss S
15 September 2021|
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Response from rob m | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of food with a good variety to suit all tastes desserts were a little limited but still varied enough for all tastes a great evening all round.
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Response from DebSym72 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. Smart casual I think. Although we went in June and it was freezing. So rug up!
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