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  • Location:Ayers Rock, Australia
  • Duration:2 Days / 1 Night

2-Day Uluru Sunset and Kata Tjuta Tour from Ayers Rock

Immerse yourself in the mythical wonder of the Outback on this 2-day tour of Ayers Rock highlights. Witness a colorful sunset and sunrise over the sacred monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock), and explore Aboriginal legends and ancient cave art on a guided walk to the Mutitjulu waterhole. See the legendary rock domes of Kata Tjuta from many angles, including a walk through the Walpa Gorge. Stay overnight at your choice of Ayers Rock accommodation and enjoy round-trip airport transfers.


  • Explore the outback on this awe-inspiring 2-day tour of Uluru and Kata Tjuta from Ayers Rock
  • Witness the changing colors of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset
  • See the mystical Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • See cave paintings and listen to dreamtime stories
  • Learn about the geology and flora of the region
  • Tour the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Ovenight accommodation in Ayers Rock at your choice of Standard, Superior or First Class hotels
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Uluru Sunset and Kata Tjuta Tour from Ayers Rock

Kata Tjuta

Experience highlights of Australia’s legendary Red Centre with this convenient 2-day stopover at Ayers Rock. Choose from various levels of included overnight accommodation to suit your style and budget.

Day 1: Uluru Base Tour, Mutitjulu Waterhole, Cultural Centre, Uluru Sunset
After arriving at Ayers Rock Airport before 1 pm, you’ll be greeted and transported to your choice of Ayers Rock accommodation. Take an afternoon base tour around Uluru for an up-close perspective of the sacred monolith, and then travel by coach to the start of the Kuniya Walk. Listen to Dreamtime legends and learn about the area’s Aboriginal and European history on the walk to the Mutitjulu waterhole, where you can admire ancient rock paintings. Later, delve deeper into the area’s indigenous history and browse local arts and crafts at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

As the sun dips toward the horizon, travel to a sunset viewing area to watch the changing golden light wash over Uluru. Enjoy a glass of Australian wine and nibbles during this spectacular natural light show. As the stars come out in the clear desert sky, enjoy dinner on your own or opt to take part in a traditional Aussie barbecue (at own expense, payable direct).

Overnight: Your choice of accommodation in Ayers Rock. See Itinerary below for hotel descriptions.

Day 2: Uluru Sunrise, Kata Tjuta
Prepare for an early morning to witness an unforgettable sunrise over Uluru. Warm up with a hot cup of tea or coffee, and enjoy the desert serenity as the monolith emerges from the darkness and day breaks across the rugged landscape.

Continue on to tour the nearby formations of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). On the coach ride, admire the southern side of Kata Tjuta’s 36 rock domes and learn about the geologic and cultural history of this sacred site. Get closer with a guided walk through the beautiful Walpa Gorge that follows a dry creek bed between two of the largest domes.

Relax on the transfer to Ayers Rock Airport to catch your departing afternoon flight.

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Accommodation Options:

Outback Pioneer Hotel : The Outback Pioneer Hotel has a true outback, pioneering atmosphere that gives guests a real taste of traditional Australian hospitality. Cook up some outback delights on the barbecue or come and share a few yarns about your adventures in the Red Centre over a beer and some hearty bush tucker in the Bough House Restaurant.

Desert Gardens Hotel : Enjoy the charm of the Desert Gardens Hotel where magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs provide a distinct botanical theme. Set amidst the landscaped gardens, the hotel features a swimming pool and is close to the resort's shops and Visitors Centre. The hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation. Desert Gardens is the superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities.

Sails in the Desert : Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail-like structures, which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Centre. Rooms are spacious and exquisitely furnished, all with private balcony or verandah. The hotel features a swimming pool, tennis court, mini golf and three restaurants.

Please note: Due to operational requirements, hotel lists are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.

Customer Reviews

Margarida A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was outstanding. We did see a lot and the mos beautiful sites!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour spread over the 2 days was great. To see Uluru at sunset and again at sunrise was pure magic.
Our driver/guide had an extensive knowledge which he shared with us. To be recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Wow - we saw everything and more we could possibly wish for on this whirlwind trip, which was perfectly organised with uber friendly staff. Thank you to the whole team!

Donald M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great organization and informed guides! Be prepared for the weather and carry water (it was 106F when we walked the 2.5km return trip to Kata Tjuta waterhole). The sunset watching party was great with snacks and wine/soft drinks provided. There are free shuttles to/from the airport from the resort throughout the day - you are not constrained to the AAT shuttle bus. That will help in flight planning.

Edward D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was a great tour. Very well organized and very well run.
Would highly recommend.

Dennis M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2009

First Class treatment with a two day comprehensive tour. From our greeting at the airport to the farewell as we departed, this tour offers everything you want to see and do at Uluru. Highly recommended!

Antonella M Italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2009

A great experience!

Nicholas B United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

Excellent all around - the hotel, the tour bus, the way we were looked after and seeing Uluru and the Olgas at both sunset and sunrise. It was a brilliant experience.


4 star rating: Recommended March 2009

The tour was excellent and followed the description perfectly. I highly recommend it.

Consuelo P

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

Everyone we dealt with was very professional and friendly and did their best. No complaints with hotel, either.
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