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Sunrise and Sunset Experiences at Ayers Rock (Uluru)

By Viator, February 2018

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Mighty Uluru (Ayers Rock), steeped in Aboriginal legend and surrounded by vast desert landscapes, is one of Australia’s most iconic postcard images. Visiting the dramatic monolith in the heart of the Red Centre is always an unforgettable experience, but sunrise and sunset tours offer the most memorable views and colors. 

Sunrise at Uluru
The most popular way to experience an Uluru sunrise is on an early morning base walk. Stop to admire the ancient rock art at Mutitjulu Waterhole and tuck into a picnic breakfast under the glow of the newly risen sun. Alternatively, opt for an Uluru sunrise tour on camelback, or watch the sunrise looking out over Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Walpa Gorge, and the Valley of the Winds in Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park.

Sunset at Uluru 
The Uluru sunset viewing area offers one of the most impressive views of the natural wonder, and a sunset tour is often combined with a traditional Aussie BBQ dinner. For the full experience, opt for a sunset camel ride, enjoy stargazing in the desert, then camp out in the Australian Outback so you can experience the sunrise as well.

Things to Know 
  • Uluru is located in central Australia’s Northern Territory, 276 miles (445 kilometers) southwest of Alice Springs, about a 4.5-hour drive.
  • Throughout the year, sunrise and sunset times vary between 5:30am and 7am, and 6:45pm and 7:45pm, respectively. 
  • Sunrise or sunset tours from the Ayers Rock Resort typically last between three and five hours.
  • Uluru is located in an exposed area of the desert, so sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water, and comfortable shoes are a must. Be prepared for both high temperatures during the day and chilly weather at night. 
  • Most tours include hotel pickup from Ayers Rock Resort hotels; many tours include breakfast or dinner as well.

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Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner, Ayers Rock, null
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Uluru and Kata Tjuta Experience with BBQ Dinner

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Embrace the magnificence of Kata Tjuta and capture Uluru at sunset while sipping sparkling wine and enjoying an Aussie BBQ. The best bits include: Uluru Sunset ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.40
Uluru Camel Express, Sunrise, or Sunset Tours, Ayers Rock, Day Trips
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Uluru Camel Express, Sunrise, or Sunset Tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 271 Reviews

Contemplate how the outback pioneers traveled across regions of Australia on a camel tour with an expert guide. Choose from sunrise, sunset or express camel ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $60.42
Uluru (Ayers Rock) Outback Barbecue Dinner and Star Tour, Ayers Rock, Nature & Wildlife
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Uluru (Ayers Rock) Outback Barbecue Dinner and Star Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 99 Reviews

Enjoy an Aussie-style barbecue dinner with views of Australia’s most recognized natural icon, Uluru (Ayers Rock). Unwind with a complimentary glass of wine as ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $169.94
Uluru Base and Sunset Half-Day Trip with Optional Outback BBQ Dinner, Ayers Rock, Dining Experiences
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Uluru Base and Sunset Half-Day Trip with Optional Outback BBQ Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Join your Guide for a drive around the base of Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where you will be escorted to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Enjoy a glass of wine ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.96
3-Day Tour from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon, Ayers Rock, Half-day Tours
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3-Day Tour from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Discover Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs on this 3-day tour starting at Ayers Rock and ending in Alice Springs. Explore Australia's great Central Desert ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, concludes Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $517.36
Uluru Small Group Tour including Sunset, Ayers Rock, Multi-day Tours
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Uluru Small Group Tour including Sunset

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Experience the many moods of Uluru at sunset with an uninterrupted view. Admire the immensity of Uluru as you immerse yourself in the environmental changes of ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.64
Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half-Day Trip, Ayers Rock, Half-day Tours
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Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half-Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

In your small group travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and commence the walk to the Valley of the Winds, heading first to the Karu lookout. With views across the ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $124.62
Kata Tjuta Small-Group Tour Including Sunrise and Breakfast, Ayers Rock, Walking Tours
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Kata Tjuta Small-Group Tour Including Sunrise and Breakfast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Experience the mystic morning serenity of one of Australia’s most spiritual places! Travel to the massive rock domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and marvel as ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.64
Full Uluru Base Walk at Sunrise Including breakfast, Ayers Rock, Half-day Tours
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Full Uluru Base Walk at Sunrise Including breakfast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Reviews

Come and join your guide on a trek around the base of Uluru as you explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia at sunrise.

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.64
2-Day Uluru Sunset and Kata Tjuta Tour from Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock, Half-day Tours
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2-Day Uluru Sunset and Kata Tjuta Tour from Ayers Rock

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Experience Ayers Rock and it's many colors on this exciting 2-day tour. You'll see the sunset and sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock), visit the Mutitjulu ...  Read more

Location: Ayers Rock, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $354.98

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