Uluru Sunrise Half-Day Tour image
Experience an unforgettable sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Warm up with a tea or coffee and settle in on the viewing platform for an incredible view of the surrounding desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Today you’ll be up early to drive to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku – the Uluru sunrise viewing area. During the journey your experienced Driver Guide will share some history on the numerous sacred sites that you’ll pass along the way. These stories form part of what is known to the local Anangu people as Tjukurpa – the foundation of Anangu life and culture. Tjukurpa encompasses Anangu religion, law and moral systems, the creation period and the relationship between people, plants, animals and the land.

Once at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku you’ll be served a morning tea of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and an assortment of sweet biscuits while you begin to familiarize yourself with the beautiful surroundings. You can just relax and take a seat or wander around the viewing area in search of your own personal place to watch the sunrise.

Simply translated, ‘Talinguru Nyakunytjaku’ means ‘to look from the sand dunes’ and this area of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park lets you do just that. You’ll be captivated by the view from the dunes as the sun rises over Uluru in the foreground and Kata Tjuta in the distance.

The Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing platform allows you to see for many kilometres. From here you’ll witness first light as it gently embraces the desert landscape. You’ll no doubt want to take advantage of the amazing photo opportunities that this experience provides. As the sun rises so too does the incredible birdlife that calls Uluru home. Listen as the birdsong welcomes the new day and experience the tranquility of nature.

awsiupo 2018-01-20

Love it! Staff is wonderful and so does everything

Jennifer W 2017-05-08

Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Tour exactly was as described. Great view of sun rising over the Olgas in the distance.

Carol 2017-07-10

The driver was very nice and helpful.
Although it was very cold in the morning, seeing sunrise at Uluru was an amazing and unforgettable experience!

margaret.gregor 2016-10-24

Sunrise was more dramatic experience than sunset Colours seemed more vivid and varied.
Walked the length of viewing track including platform, all areas ok for great photos
Don't forget to take sun rising as well as effect on Uluru.
Only question not small group as on Kings bus not Viator?
Jason our driver and guide was terrific especially on the short bus tour around base after sunrise
Shared knowledge of indigenous stories and sensitive areas increasing our knowledge of culture and country

Michelle M 2016-10-02

I didn't have time for the base walk so really enjoyed the bus ride around Uluru and the narrative provided during the drive.


  • Morning tea
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Terms & Conditions

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • IMPORTANT: Flight QF1940 from Ayers Rock - Alice Springs departs at 9:50am and therefore cannot be done on the same day as this tour. You will not return to the hotel in time to join the airport transfer.
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Entry fee of $25 AUD per adult (year round) and $12.50 AUD per child (as of 1 April 2016) will be payable upon your tour check in. This entry fee lasts for 3 consecutive days, so you can reuse as often as you wish. The ticket can also be pre-purchased upon your arrival into Yulara
  • Operates in all weather conditions, and the Australian desert can be quite cool in the early morning. Please dress appropriately