18 reviews of Uluru Base Walk at Sunrise
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Uluru Base Walk at Sunrise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by Alyson C, April 2013
Loved the tour. The small group was a great way to experience the rock. Our guide, Ryan was very knowledgable and made the tour fun.
Reviewed by Jo M, April 2013
Totally enjoyed the hike, even if the ground was soggy due to prior days' rain. The guide was very informative all through the walk, explaining the meaning of each part of Uluru as we circled it. Uluru has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. Awesome!
My only suggestion is that the guides should warn you that you will be about 3 hours into the walk before any restroom is available, or maybe should make a stop after the half hour or so trip to Uluru and before the walk starts.
Reviewed by Suzanne F, April 2013
A great hike and doing it in the rain was a unique experience.
Reviewed by John G, March 2013
Excellent trip,breathtaking sunset.Ryan was excelent guide, well informed and friendly. Small group size meant we were all involved continually in the commentry and talks along the route. Good breakfast and not too strenuous a walk.
Reviewed by Cecilie H, January 2013
The Uluru Base Walk at Sunrise was an amazing experience! It was great to go for a walk early in the day before it got too hot and to see how uneven the rock was, with small caves and other marks on its surface. The guide had some good stories too, which our children of 8 and 10 also enjoyed.
Reviewed by bev, November 2012
informative. brilliant guides. jamie was excellent. bloody long walk! not for faint hearted!! tough on a hot day with one toilet hours into the walk!! especially since it was recommended drinking one litre of water every hour!!! but loved it. amazing place.
Reviewed by Desmond W, September 2012
The small group tour allowed us to hear the tour guy (James) better than a larger one. James was very knowledgable in Uluru's history and the stories behind it. Be prepared to dress warmly especially during the early morning. I never thought I would be so close to Uluru but this is a must do if you are in the Red Centre.
Reviewed by Michael J S, September 2012
The walk was easy, the SEIT guide was brilliant and the atmosphere was amazing. Uluru didn't seem quite as colourful at sunrise as we expected, but the cultural side more than outweighed that. The samll size of the tour group also helped with the intimacy of attention from the guide.
Reviewed by R J B, May 2012
Excellent tour. I have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars. The bus was on time, our guide was charming, well informed, knowledgeable and added to the whole experience. The walk was stunning and made even more interesting by the talks and explinations by our guide. I will definately be recommending your base walk to my friends and I will be using Viator the next time I am in Australia.
Reviewed by Susan W, April 2012
Else, our tour guide, was exceptionally knowledgable not just about the cultural and spiritual significance of the different sites around Uluru but also about the flora and fauna of the area. She was attentive, changing the pace of the walk according to the requirements of the group - there were 12 of us - ensuring that we returned to the hotel in time to get our flight back to Sydney. My wife left her camera on the tour bus and this was returned to us by post. Breakfast, included in the price, was excellent. My one small gripe was that I hadn't realised that the tour didn't include the entry fee to the National Park, which I had to pay by cash on the morning of the tour. I'd recommend this tour because the bigger tour groups that we saw didn't appear to fully take in all the wonders of one of the most amazing places on earth
Reviewed by Llani K, Australia, May 2011
Fantastic way to see the "Rock". We had a really knowledgeable guide; and a beautiful morning to watch the sunrise. Our son Thomas, aged 10 years, enjoyed the walk a lot - it wasn't at all taxing despite the distance - lots of rest stops and a gentle pace - terrific !!!
Reviewed by Christian K, December 2012
The tour guide was fantastic and the base walk was a fab start to the day.
Recommend the tour as a way to see the rock!
Reviewed by Garry B, May 2012
This was a very easy, flat 12k walk meandering through the nooks and crannies of Uluru. A wonderful commentary by Nicki and Kylie, and the rockpools were a highlight. Not to be missed.
Reviewed by Bea, United Kingdom, February 2012
Although the sunrise was hidden by a very overcast sky and we did not get to see the famous colour changes, the walk around the base was very refreshing and exhilarating, the landscape and Uluru was fascinating. Due to the recent heavy rain, the landscape surrounding Uluru instead of being the barren red earth (which we see in most picture of Uluru) was surprisingly lash green with vegetation.
Be warned this is a 5 hour walk, therefore pray you have a strong bladder or be prepared to go behind a bush, as the only toilet facility is near the end of the walk. Plus do not forget to take a hat and face net to keep the flies off your face. Also try not to do this walk just before flying – if you have no choice then make arrangements with your hotel to some kind of washing and changing facilities– take my word, you will need it.