5 star rating: Highly Recommended 52 Reviews

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  • Location:Ayers Rock, Australia
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Uluru Base Walk at Sunrise

Enjoy an iconic experience when visiting Australia's Red Centre: watching the sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock), followed by a guided walk around the base of the majestic rock dome. Your tour includes a picnic breakfast and fascinating commentary about the significance of this site, which is sacred to the local Anangu Aboriginal people. Your expert guide leads your small group along a flat trail that showcases the rock and desert landscape of this famous location. Numbers are limited to 11 participants, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Sunrise Uluru viewing and walk around the base, from Ayers Rock Resort
  • Learn the cultural history and creation stories of the Anangu people
  • Enjoy an outback picnic breakfast at Uluru
  • Learn about the heritage–listed site from your informative guide
  • Small-group tour ensures an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a must-do experience in the Red Centre. Walking around the base of Uluru, you see the many different colors and textures of Ayers Rock. The flat and easy trail walk takes a few hours, but it takes place in the coolest part of the day with plenty of rest stops and photos ops.

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What You Can Expect

Uluru Base Walk at Sunrise

Uluru, Ayers Rock

Set out before sunrise after early morning pickup from your Ayers Rock Resort hotel.

Your guide drives into World Heritage–listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and heads to the sunrise viewing area where you can experience the spiritual heart of the Australian Outback. Watch the sun rise from a spectacular vantage point and admire the vibrant red, orange and violet colors that make Uluru and the desert glow.

Enjoy a picnic breakfast after the sunrise, then travel to the base of Uluru to walk with your guide on a flat 7.5-mile (12 km) trail around the sacred rock dome. Learn from your guide about Aboriginal stories, geology and recent history of this UNESCO World Heritage–listed site.

Uluru is one of Australia’s most famous geographic features, known the world over for its natural majesty and its significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people. With no more than 11 participants on the sunrise Uluru base walk, you get a customized introduction to one of Australia’s iconic sites.

At the end of your 6-hour journey, your guide returns you to your Ayers Rock Resort hotel.

Customer Reviews

Howard T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Led by a guide from SEIT, we were a group of 8. Our guide, Ronaldo sp?, explained the various implications of Uluru to the aboriginal peoples from the area he explained its history, geology, several legends associated with features on the geographical feature. The walk of about 12.5K lasted 4-1/2 hours starting at 5:00am and taking in an unforgettable sunrise and a break for a picnic breakfast. This is the experience of a lifetime.

Sure, you could do the walk without a guide, bit having a SEIT professional there made all the difference.

Shelby B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We went with SE IT not AATkings and it was awesome because it was such a small group of us! AATkings is absolutely amazing and we went with them for almost all of our other tours but were glad we didn't for this one because those groups are so big! This one was very personalized and our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, funny and enthusiastic about the history and science behind Uluru. I didn't realize how much there is to see and discuss at the rock. You typically only see the postcard version of Ayer's Rock but once you get closer, you see many caves and sacred places with many fascinating stories behind them. This was a really amazing opportunity to learn all about it. I would highly recommend this tour!

Rachel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This takes about 5 hours including breakfast but was very interesting and enjoyable!

Gaye J B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A beautiful relaxing sunrise walk. Delightful guides.

anthony h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

One of the highlights of our Australia holiday, lucky enough to see some kangaroos at the base, sunrise change in colour of Uluru amazing.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a must do tour. Being at the base of Uluru as the sun rises is a wonderful experience. You can see the rock start to glow red as the sunlight begins to strike it. The walk around the base was flat. Even though we traveled 12km total there was always something to view and the time went quickly. Our guide Lauren did a super job of pointing out various features of Uluru and relating Aboriginal stories behind those. Very worthwhile adventure.

Salvatore B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lovely experience! The guide and the driver were really friendly. I liked a lot the story that the guide told. It is a must to do experience! Thanks.

Robert T Green G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Even though this tour had an early start, it was a very special experience and worth the effort. This tour is a good way to get up close to Uluru in a respectful way and to learn about some of the Aborigines' stories and sacred sites around the rock. A breakfast and water is provided. The walk itself is just over 12K, but is flat and easy walking. Be sure to dress in layers as it can be quite chilly and windy before the sun comes up. Note that there is only one restroom during the entire walk about the half way point.

Arthur C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was just a fabulous morning, to see the red sun on the red rock has to be experienced. Our tour guide, telling us about its history, made the walk very pleasant indeed.

Peter J New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We loved the base walk around Uluru, our tour guide was very knowledgable and we learnt heaps about the rock, we enjoyed the light breakfast included in the fee and we felt this tour was the highlight of our visit to the Red Centre

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