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Sunrise & Sunset

Witnessing a sunset and sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) is an awe-inspiring experience and a 'must do'. Many of the tours at Uluru are planned around this twice-daily spectacular lightshow. The sunrise and sunset times change daily.

Sunrise & Sunset


Witnessing a sunset and sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is an awe-inspiring experience and a 'must do' on every visitor's list. Watch the remarkable changing colours of Uluru as the sun rises or sets over the desert landscape.

The apparent colour changes result from the effects of the earth's atmosphere on the sun's incoming rays. The ash, dust particles and water vapour present in the earth's atmosphere act as a filter which can remove the bluer light from the incoming rays of the sun, allowing the redder light through at different times of day. Reflections from the rock and clouds in the sky enhance the vivid colours.

There are a couple of designated platform viewing areas landscaped into the sand dunes, offering optimum panoramic views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta in the background.

Recently a new platform was added, an Uluru Sunrise viewing area for Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, which in the local aboriginal language means "place to look from the sand dune" offering visitors a new perspective on this Australian icon. Just 3km from Uluru the new area also features traditional shade shelters or witjas, 1600 meters of walking tracks and raised pathways and interpretation of the Aboriginal landscape and stories.

Pack a small picnic, get your camera at the ready and sit back and enjoy the spectacular views as the sun rises or sets on another day.

Sunrise & Sunset Times

For the sunrise and sunset times for Uluru, visit Geoscience Australia: 
Sunrise and sunset times for 2015

Uluru Sunrise & Sunset Viewing Areas


Uluru Map                Talinguru-nyakunytjaku Map
Uluru sunrise & sunset areas           Close-up: Talinguru Nyakunytjaku 
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15min Rock Blast (Daytime)

Launch off on a Rock Blasting adventure, taking in the sights of Ayers Rock Resort and surrounding deserts on the way to Uluru; a panorama of breathtaking scenery unique to the Red Centre.  Tour duration is approx. 1 hour.

15min Rock Only (Daytime)

For those on a budget or if your time is limited, this is the quickest way to see Uluru. A 15 minute scenic flight takes you past Voyages Ayers Rock Resort and onto Uluru. It is also possible to see Kata Tjuta in the distance.  Tour duration is approx. 1 hour.

2 day Uluru and Kata Tjuta Transfer Pass

This pass enables you to explore Uluṟu & Kata Tjuṯa from sunrise to sunset, as many times as you wish for the 2 days of the pass.
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Ayers Rock Campground

Located within the Ayers Rock Resort, the well-equipped campground is an ideal base from which to experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Desert Gardens Hotel

Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the desert.

Emu Walk Apartments

Ayers Rock Resort’s Emu Walk Apartments offer the luxury of newly renovated, fully serviced apartments with all the practicalities of home.
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Bush Yarn at the Circle of Sand

Welcome to the Circle of Sand, the Indigenous heart of Ayers Rock Resort. You will quickly become captivated by the yarns told by an Indigenous storyteller about Aboriginal history, culture and traditional techniques used on the land. Dependant on the season, learn about traditional bushtucker or an Indigenous man’s “survival kit” including weapons such as katjii (hunting spears), tjutinpa (clubs), kali (boomerangs) and miru (spear thrower). Tour duration approx 30 minutes.

Garden Walk - Sails in the Desert

Meet with an Indigenous guide who will take you on a journey around the Sails in the Desert gardens pointing out the local flora. Learn how Indigenous people traditionally lived by using the bush for food and medicinal purposes. Alternatively, collect a free Garden Walk Pocket Guide from your hotel reception for a self-guided tour. Tour duration approx. 1 hour.

Spear & Boomerang Throwing

Kulata Spears are long hunting spears for hunting large game like kangaroo or emu. Boomerangs - Kali – the Central and Western Desert boomerang is a non-returning type and made primarily as a hunting weapon.  Learn how to throw a spear and boomerang, join your Indigenous guide for a morning of interactive fun for the whole family. Tour duration approx. 30 minutes.
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2 Night Weekend Escape

Your 2 night Weekend Escape offers the perfect solution to escape and ensure you are left with a lifetime of memories. Includes the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars, a Kata Tjuta and Uluru sunset tour as well as a camels ride to witness a sunrise that will take your breath away. There is also a host of free Indigenous activities.

3 Day Luxury Itinerary

Staying at the 4 1/2 star Desert Gardens in a Deluxe Rock View Room, you'll enjoy waking up to your private panoramic views of Uluru. This itinerary includes the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner, an intimate Desert Awakenings tour, a breathtaking aerial view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and a whole host of FREE Indigenous activities to experience at Ayers Rock Resort. Your 2 night Luxury & Indulgence stay is overflowing with experiences that will leave you with a lifetime of lasting memories. This itinerary is suited to couples or 2 singles wanting that indulgent Outback break.

3 Day Luxury Itinerary

Staying in a newly refurbished 1 bedroom apartment at Emu Walk Apartments, this itinerary includes the award-winning Sounds of Silence dinner, an intimate Desert Awakenings tour, a breathtaking aerial view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and a whole host of FREE Indigenous activities to experience at Ayers Rock Resort. Your 2 night Luxury & Indulgence stay is overflowing with experiences that will leave you with a lifetime of lasting memories. This itinerary is suited to couples or 2 singles wanting that indulgent Outback break.
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