Best of Ayers Rock: Sunset Uluru and Sunrise Kata Tjuta Small Group Tours image
See Australia’s iconic natural monuments at sunrise and sunset! Watch the Australian outback desert come alive in a dramatic wash of color – see the rock domes of Kata Tjuta at sunrise and Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset! Enjoy an outback picnic breakfast and a sunset sparkling wine toast on these small group tours of Australia's two essential outback sights!
The 36 rock domes of Kata Tjuta and the massive, mystic red rock of Uluru (Ayers Rock) are Australia’s two best known attractions. This Best of Ayers Rock package takes you to both sights, on two separate tours, at the most awe-inspiring times of the day!

Following a late-afternoon walking tour around Ayers Rock, your guide will lead you to the best place to see Australia's iconic landmark in its most magnificent moments at sunset. Pour a glass of sparkling wine and watch the sunset at Ayers Rock. Your small group will toast this magical experience before returning to Ayers Rock Resort. (Accommodation not included)

The next day, you’ll return to the national park to see Kata Tjuta at sunrise. As dawn breaks over the horizon, Kata Tjuta’s rock domes dramatically change colors in the glow of the rising sun. After you’ve watched this astonishing, naturally occurring light show, you’ll be treated to an outback picnic breakfast. Listen for the sounds of outback creatures, as the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a haven for Australia’s most famous fauna.

You can choose to take both tours in one day or spread them over two, and you can also schedule the tours in the opposite order, visiting Kata Tjuta first, should you choose to overnight at Ayers Rock for extra nights.

Paul C 2017-11-08

Informative and pleasant guides, keen to impart their knowledge and happy to answer questions. The small size of the groups gave an almost personal feel to the two tours.

Sharon G 2017-02-03

Though the sunset itself was not notable even though it yielded some good photos the setting, the guide and the light snack were very good. Gary was an excellent guide providing time for questions, informative history of the region, and an appreciation of Uluru region: a real professional. We like small groups and the van was very comfortable.
In the morning the weather brought excitement and uniqueness to the tour. While walking at Kata Tjuta there was a downpour that brought waterfalls from all parts of the domes and formed streams that became rivers in moments. Some people walked to the end, a few turned back and either waded through or made their way on the uneven rocks in the stream. As our energetic, helpful guide, Francesca, said 99 of the visitors see the colors of a bright sky and dry rocks but we were lucky to experience the unusual. Before the rain we enjoyed a stop to see the rocks and a good breakfast offering opportunity to chat with others and the guide.
I recommend these two tours and encourage everyone to be open to whatever nature provides.

sschneider11 2017-01-26

Wally was a fantastic tour guide. His narrative about the formations, the history and the Anangu people was absolutely enthralling.

Helen M 2016-09-21

The small group enjoyed interesting tours by friendly and knowledgeable guides who took time to explain the local botany, history, folklore and traditions.
Experienced and professional company and a wonderful experience.
I highly recommend the small group tours.

Karen P 2016-08-18

Sunset.tour: Tour guide was Monica. She gave a very detailed talk before getting to Uluru about the aboriginal culture and the history of the National Park. Did 2 walks at the base of Uluru. Wear good walking shoes and bring water.Unfortunately it was cloudy at sunset so the rock did not glow. But the sparkling wine flowed and the dukkah was as good as the company.

Sunrise tour: Was done by Hannah. Again clouds didn't allow for the best viewing. Did a longer walk in a windy gorge after breakfast.. Wear good shoes.

carol.crossland 2016-04-17

Having very limited time we weren't sure if just an overnight stay in Ayres Rock would give us sufficient time to see both a sunset and sunrise. This tour was amazing and we are so glad we did it. The tour company couriers were knowledgeable and very efficient giving us an experience we will never forget. Shortly after our arrival in Ayers Rock we were collected by the tour bus and taken to Uluru where we were given a detailed history and then taken to a viewing platform to watch the sunset. Early the next morning we were collected and taken to Kata Tjuta where we witnessed a spectacular sunrise. We then caught our flight back to Sydney. Despite our reservations this tour really worked for us and made our whistle stop trip to Ayers Rock one we are so glad we did.

Robyn B 2016-03-06

Small groups and very friendly/knowledgable guides. Highly recommended.

cngpurtill 2015-06-28

Loved both of our tours!! Our tour guide was excellent we loved everything about this tour!! We were very happy to see the sunset on Ululu and the sunrise on Kata Tjuta! Also got some amazing photos on both tours! I highly recommend!!

Nicola W 2015-06-13

Would highly recommend both trips. Very efficient - collected on time and all was exactly as described. Very good guides, knowledgeable and made it fun. Comfortable transport and most importantly small groups. My morning tour consisted of 5 and my afternoon of 3 including me so it was almost like a private tour. Would use this company again.

George D 2017-02-05

Really enjoyable drive/walk around the rock. Our guide, Shannon, was a wee bit heavy-handed and pedantic when answering questions - but quite knowledgeable. The light snack was bread and oil...light is right!!! But a truly beautiful experience overall.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD
  • 2 x 5 hour small group tours, maximum 11 participants
  • Professional guide
  • Sparkling wine and light snacks at sunset
  • Picnic breakfast at Kata Tjuta

Features

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, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise of any particular dietary requirements at the time of booking