Uluru Sunrise (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta Half Day Trip 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. Walk the trail through Walpa Gorge following the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.
Itinerary
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Stop At: Talinguru Nyakunytjaku - Uluru Sunrise Viewing Area, Mutitjulu NT 0872, Australia

Rise early and travel into Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy a warming tea, coffee or hot chocolate as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up Uluru

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kata-Tjuta Dunes Viewing Area, Petermann NT 0872, Australia

Enjoy a panoramic view of the southern side of Kata Tjuta from the Dune Viewing platform. Uluru can also be easily seen on the distant horizon from this lookout.Your Driver Guide will provide insight into the history and geology of this ancient land.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Walpa Gorge, Petermann NT 0872, Australia

On arrival at Kata Tjuta, spend time exploring Walpa Gorge, following the path between two of the tallest domes, to a lush oasis in the desert

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Lynne S 2022-06-14

The tour itself with the beautiful Uluru sunrise and Kata Tjuta gorge walk was amazing. How can you not love the beautiful surroundings. ❤️ However, if I could offer some constructive feedback our tour guides who were both really lovely, struggled to articulate their understanding and knowledge of the landscape and history. At times they repeated what each other said. The information was disjointed and was contradicted by more informed guides on later tours. I was surprised that the tours didn’t utilize the screens in the bus to deliver more clearly understood information and guidance about the tour and the surrounds. At the very least, a uniform script. Maybe something AAT to consider?

256leighp 2022-05-08

This tour was good. The driver "eddie" wrecked it. He was a total pain, I dreaded it every time he spoke. He did have a lot of knowledge, but the way he treated other staff and spoke over the top of them was very rude. The amount of dribble he spoke out weighed the good. We were late getting picked up, then told to hurry because we were late. He is detrimental to your company. On the walk to kata tjuka lookout we were told to turn around at 9.05, no matter where you were even if you had not made it to the lookout. OK everybody, everybody OK he repeated this the whole time, so annoying.

308bbbirds 2022-03-30

Jakob is an absolute legend and such a great guide!! We were lucky enough to have Jakob as our guide and because he has been here for 2.5 years he is a wealth of knowledge and so enthusiastic about his job and the area. This was our third day in the red centre and even though we’d heard a fair bit about the area, Jakob gave a great all round and detailed commentary of Uluru, The Olgas, the history of the area, the flora and fauna and so much more… he even threw in some good old dad jokes in there too! I would highly recommend doing this tour or any others tour where Jakob could be your guide!

Toowoombatourist 2022-03-22

Seeing the sun rise over Uluru and it's surrounds was an experience I was so glad to have had! The viewing area is an easy walk from the bus drop off point and the hot drink and snack were a nice touch after the early rise required for this tour. The National Park is a fairly short drive from Ayers Rock Resort and this part of the tour is definitely suitable for everyone (even if mobility is an issue) as the track to the purpose-built viewing platforms is wide and smooth. We were lucky enough to have travelled early in the tourist season , so crowds weren't an issue but even with more buses, there seemed like there would be ample room to get that perfect photo. Time can be an issue on some organized tours but this one doesn't feel rushed at all...we were given plenty of time to just stand and appreciate Mother Nature's spectacular display. We were blessed to have two awesome guides/driver...Jacob & Shack...Jacob especially was an absolute star, being extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable and personable ...they played off each others strengths and shared all the information in a clear, concise but always entertaining way. (there were three additional staff members helping on the tour that day too, so we were spoilt for service as they all had a wealth of knowledge about the area) The second half of the tour was a highlight I didn't really expect...Kata Tjuta and it's 36 spectacular domes is a sight to behold and not one to forget quickly! The Walpa Gorge walk is not particularly long (only an hour or so) but it is over some pretty uneven ground with plenty of rocks. It is definitely worth doing at your own pace, resting in the level areas, (which the guides allow for), as the views along the way are amazing! The final stop on the way home at the lookout was an added bonus...great clear views of the vastness of "The Olga's", with "Ayers Rock" in the distance...a bit of an uphill climb up the dune but almost fully on a metal path which allows accessibility for most people. Tips...have comfortable walking shoes with decent grip for the smooth rocks in the Gorge, consider a fly net (think of it as the Red Centre's necessary fashion accessory!) and don't forget the water! Also remember that it is necessary to pre-purchase each passenger's entry passes to the National Park - they aren't included in the tour cost (though they can be bought from the guide before you board the bus but this can slow down the boarding process and impacts on the time available at Uluru).

FoodnTravelreviews 2022-03-05

Our tour guides today were Jacob and Shaq (spelling might be wrong sorry). We had a great time. They are professional and entertaining. I've been on tours all over Europe and Jacob is definitely one of the best. Great voice for commentary and seems to be enjoying his job. The tour itself was great too. Plenty of time to watch the sunrise and the gorge walk is great too. The hot tea and coffee to watch the sunrise is great. They also had individually wrapped biscuits which was awesome. Nothing worse than sharing food in a pandemic. If I had to suggest anything I'd love takeaway cups with lids, just so it's easier to walk with them.

Shaneen18 2021-11-20

Such an amazing tour! What a better way to start the day then with an Uluru sunrise! It was so majestic, me and my fiancé were also celebrating our 10 year anniversary, so it was just an unreal way to start the day! We then continued on to Kata Tjuta’s Walpa Gorge walk, which again was so amazing! Personally I love Kata Tjuta dare I say it more then Uluru! The size of Kata Tjutas domes are amazing! It’s bigger and better! The walk was stunning and just so many photo opportunities! Such a great morning out, would highly recommend this tour!

I6908URronj 2021-07-26

After days of travelling on our own it was great to be able sit back and be spoilt with professional driving by Garry and commentary by John. A very relaxing experience it’s those special pieces of information that make the difference..Thank you After our trip we went back to spend more time at some favourite spots to do more exploring.

Penny_Q 2021-05-29

Incredible view and super friendly staffs. I enjoyed everything about the tour! The walk wasn’t difficult and the view is definitely worth it.

lizaP1920YA 2021-05-12

John, our guide and driver, Sara were excellent in every aspect, courteous, punctual, informative. The tour was just the right length of time. A perfect way to learn about and enjoy these amazing cultural places

Lyn_G 2021-05-08

Our guide Dillon was excellent which made the tour more enjoyable. The tour was not rushed, it was informative and an experience which I will value

Inclusions

  • Tea, coffee or hot chocolate & biscuits
  • Experienced local driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Travel in a super comfortable coach with: free wifi, in seat USB and air conditioning

Features

Terms & Conditions

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

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park Entry fee of $25 AUD per adult and $12.50 AUD per child 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
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please ensure appropriate footwear is warn
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.