Kata Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds Half Day Trip image
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 many domes of Kata Tjuta and out into the sacred Anangu men’s area, you’ll be in awe of this natural wonder.
Sit back and relax as you travel into the amazing Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. The scenery along the way will amaze you, and with luck, you may even see some of the local wildlife such as dromedary camels and kangaroos.

On your journey, your experienced driver guide will share fascinating stories of the geology, history and culture of Kata Tjuta, which is deeply sacred to the local Anangu people.

Kata Tjuta, simply translated, means "heads many". Given the 36 steep-sided domes of Kata Tjuta, it is aptly named. This incredible formation of rock domes extends 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) into the ground and is the remains of erosion that began more than 500 million years ago. The area is sacred under Anangu men’s law, of which, details of many stories of Kata Tjuta are not known except to initiated men.

Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area, with light breakfast included.

Begin your guided walk through Valley of the Winds, heading first to the Karu lookout. With views across the many domes of Kata Tjuta and out into the sacred Anangu men’s area, you’ll be in awe of this natural wonder. Next stop is the Karingana lookout. This walk can be a little challenging, but well worth the effort. It takes you down into a timeless haven within the domes through trickling creek beds. At times of extreme heat the walk may not be available, but will be substituted with an alternative walk.

Shorter walks are also available for those not wanting to walk to the second lookout.

Dianne C 2017-06-24

We started off bright and early to watch the beautiful sunrise. AAT get out to the lookout point earlier than the other tours, so we had front row views. Breakfast and hot drinks were offered here and were very enjoyable. David was our guide and Jess, our driver. David's knowledge of the geology, flora, fauna and stories off the area, was second to none. He knew everything about the history of the Anangu people and our wonderful land. The actual walk was beautiful, but very rocky in parts, due to the geology. Jess was happy to take some of the people on the tour, to a less difficult walk, but just as impressive .David walked with the others pointing out every manner of interesting things and imparting many interesting facts. It wasn't a race ,so you could walk at a comfortable pace, however for some reason the group I was with blitzed it. I loved every minute of this tour and highly recommend it!!!!! In fact, I loved everything about Yulara and learnt so much in the 4 days I was there!!!!! Thank you

Tony G 2017-06-13

The most emotionally charged sunrise ever experienced, followed closely by an amazing walk into the heart of Kata Tjuta. Highly recommended from all aspects, The guides, the sounds and the venue. Brilliant and thank you.

Andi 2017-06-01

We thoroughly enjoyed this excursion, which started with watching the moon set and the sun rise at a vantage point where we could see both Kata Tjuta and Uluru. Just breathtaking! From there we drove to Kata Tjuta and walked into a valley grotto. We climbed higher onto massive rocks and made it to a high promontory with a fantastic view. This is a magical place. Our guide Tasha was informative and helpful and our driver was witty. Had a great morning!

Bonnie C 2017-05-31

The view was spectacular and the AAT Kings tour was well organised and highly recommended. Just be prepared for the wind, the area is very windy all the time. We went in late May and it was so chilly because of the wind.

Tanya B 2017-08-30

Spectacular sunrise with lots of photo ops. Tour was well organised and the guides were well informed and very friendly

Lina Heeseung P 2017-08-09

This tour experience was a very nice experience. Firstly, the Sunrise is absolutely stunning. You can see both Uluru and Kata Tjutacloser when the sun rises. Beautiful! The Valley of the Winds tour was definitely different. Lot of walking but just enough. Not too much, nor too little. I just thought, the second lookoutfinal destination was not as the best as I expected it to be. I felt like the view was a bit closed up, but still very nice. Highly recommend this tour if you have the time. If you don't, definitely at least the Kata Tjuta Sunrise!!

Kevin L 2017-07-22

Great tour by AATkings. Caught Kuta Tjuta sunrise just in time. The hot chocolate served as we left the bus really helped warm us up for the cold winter morning. The guides were also knowledgeable about the trails to the various look out points. Definitely recommend this tour.

Allen G 2016-12-31

Excellent guides. However, we do not feel the sites at Ayers Rock are magnificent enough to warrant a trip to the middle of the country and getting up in the middle of the night. If you do go, we highly recommend this company.

Allen G 2016-12-31

Two guides were excellent. However, we feel the sites in Ayers Rock are not magnificent enough to warrant a trip to the middle of the country and getting up in the middle of the night. If you do go, this company provided as good a tour as possible.

Janell M 2017-01-03

Before I begin my remarks, I want to make it clear that they have nothing to do with Viator's service. We had the misfortune of visiting Ayers Rock during the torrential rains on Dec 25 and 26, 2016. This tour was amended, meaning we did not get off the bus, and did not meet our expectations. If you book with Viator, choose another tour operator as AAT Kings does not make the customer's experience a priority.

Inclusions

  • Light Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Features

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

Terms & Conditions

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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 considerable amount of walking is involved, please ensure appropriate footwear is warn
  • You will be required to bring your own water bottles, which altogether are able to hold a minimum capacity of 2 litres per person (these can be filled with water on board the coach).