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  • Location:Ayers Rock, Australia
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Uluru Sunrise Tour from Ayers Rock

Watch the golden hues of dawn wash over Uluru on this sunrise tour from Ayers Rock. After an unforgettable daybreak, take a guided walk around the base of Uluru to get an up-close perspective of the giant sandstone monolith. Learn about the area’s Aboriginal history through cave paintings and legends at the Mutitjulu watering hole, and admire indigenous arts and crafts during a visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. 

Highlights

  • Witness the changing hues of Uluru at sunrise
  • Enjoy a guided tour around the base of Uluru
  • Travel to the beautiful watering hole of Mutitjulu
  • See ancient cave paintings
  • Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about the Indigenous history

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What You Can Expect

Uluru Sunrise Tour from Ayers Rock

Uluru

Witness one of the Outback’s most spiritual and rewarding moments with sunrise over the sacred formation of Uluru. After early morning pickup at your Ayers Rock hotel, travel by coach to the Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewpoint. Stay warm with a steaming cup of tea or coffee as you watch dawn break across the ancient monolith and bathe the surrounding desert landscape in glowing color. 

Once the sun has risen, get a true appreciation for Uluru’s monumental size with a guided tour around the base. Those who wish to climb the rock will be shown to the climbing point. Walk alongside the massive sandstone formation while learning about its geologic origins and spiritual importance to the Aboriginal Anangu people.

Delve deeper into indigenous history at the Mutitjulu watering hole, where a short walk will lead you to ancient cave paintings. You’ll also visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to browse informative displays and an impressive collection of Aboriginal arts and crafts. Relax on the return drive to Ayers Rock, where your half-day tour concludes midday with drop-off at your hotel. 

Please note: There is no opportunity to purchase food while on tour. Please arrange with your hotel to have breakfast earlier or to provide a breakfast box to take with you.

Respecting Indigenous Culture
Visits to Indigenous sites may change at short notice due to cultural and ceremonial obligations. The Anangu (Aboriginal landowners) regard Uluru as a sacred site and strongly discourage climbing the rock.

Customer Reviews

Leticia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The early start is well worth the experience to see the changing colours on Uluru.

Ian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour is worth the early rise! The sunset at Uluru was a holiday highlight, seeing the changing colours and fascinating scenery. This is complemented by informative and professional tour guides.

Noelene V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great to see. Our tour guides Rob and Bec were excellent

David B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had the best time, on this tour with AAT Kings and Viator. Thank you sp much for providing us with a unique and incredible experience. Sunrise at Uluru is simply stunning. My friend and I highly recommond this tour. We had a fabulous morning. This is one sunrise, I will never forget. Thank you. Your guys Rock! x

Jon Wright

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Absolutely incredible experience! freezing cold first thing (don't wear shorts like I did!) but the sunrise is really special and the tour goes right up to Uluru and was amazing, all made that much better by our super tour guide! Would also highly recommend the sunset and bbq, personal highlight!

Claudia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very nice tour, a "must do" when in Ayers Rock.

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We loved the sunrise tour, watching the colours change on Uluru was fantastic, the tour guides gave us lots of information about the local traditions and culture. Definatley worth getting up before the sun.

Cheryl M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Again, this was very pleasant experience.

PAUL. L. RYMAN R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very well organised tour . The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the weather was perfect .

zoelee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

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