Wake up with the desert

$220 /adult, $170 /child. For travel between 1st Apr 2024 - 31st Mar 2025

Experience the tranquillity of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars, and watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop. In the company of your expert guide, Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region. 

Watch the distant domes of Kata Tjuta come into view and enjoy a traditional Aussie breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, tea, coffee, and homemade damper with syrup in the open air. After breakfast your guide will explain the natural history of the region, and as the daylight reveals the myriad of animal tracks in the sand and insight into what activity took place during the night. 

Once the sun is up, enjoy a guided tour at the base of Uluru. Here you will see the tjukuritja (physical evidence) of the Mala Tjukurpa (creation story) and gain a deeper understanding of this ancient story, which is brought to life on our must-see cultural storytelling experience, Wintjiri Wiru, with cutting-edge drone, laser, light and sound technology, in the outback sky.

Not suitable for children 4 years and under.

Tour departure approx. 30min to 1 hour prior to sunrise, depending on the time of year.

Tour duration approx. 6 hours

The sunrise viewing area is set on top of a dune with a 250m gradual incline on soft sand to the top. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs.

*Please note: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park passes are not included in the cost of the tour and need to be purchased separately. Passes can be purchased here.

From $220/ adult$170/ child

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Tour includes:

  • Private remote sunrise viewing site
  • Interpretive tour at the base of Uluru
  • Aussie breakfast of bacon and egg rolls
  • Homemade damper with syrup
  • Brewed coffee and selection of teas
  • Professional tour guide
  • Visit to the Cultural Centre
  • Return transfers from all hotels
  • Tour departs Approx. 30min to 1 hour prior to sunrise, depending on the time of year.


Open indefinitely

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