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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. Join one of the Uluru Sunrise Tours or Sunset Tours or watch the twice daily spectacle from one of the designated viewing areas inside the Park. Pack a small picnic, get your camera at the ready and sit back and enjoy the spectacular views.

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.

Uluru Sunrise & Sunset Viewing Areas

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.

Car Sunset Viewing - views of Uluru
Watch the remarkable changing colours of Uluru.

Bus Sunset and Dune Walk Viewing - views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta
(note area reserved for coaches and tours only after 4pm daily)
TIP watch sunrise from this area and see Uluru in silhouette

Uluru Sunrise Viewing - Talinguru Nyakunytjaku - views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta
Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, which in the local aboriginal language means "place to look from the sand dune" features traditional shade shelters or witjas, 1,600 meters of walking tracks and raised pathways and interpretation of the Aboriginal landscape and stories.

Uluru Map                Talinguru-nyakunytjaku Map
Uluru sunrise & sunset areas           Close-up: Talinguru Nyakunytjaku 
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Uluru Sunrise & Sunset Times 2016


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun

rise set rise set rise set rise set rise set rise set
1 559 1939 622 1937 640 1916 655 1845 708 1818 723 1804
2 600 1939 623 1936 641 1915 655 1844 709 1817 724 1804
3 600 1939 623 1936 642 1914 656 1843 709 1816 724 1804
4 601 1940 624 1935 642 1913 656 1842 710 1816 725 1804
5 602 1940 625 1935 643 1912 656 1841 710 1815 725 1804
6 603 1940 626 1934 643 1911 657 1840 711 1814 725 1804
7 603 1940 626 1934 644 1910 657 1839 711 1814 726 1804













8 604 1940 627 1933 644 1909 658 1838 712 1813 726 1804
9 605 1941 628 1932 645 1908 658 1837 712 1813 727 1804
10 605 1941 628 1932 645 1907 659 1836 713 1812 727 1804
11 606 1941 629 1931 645 1906 659 1835 713 1811 727 1804
12 607 1941 630 1930 646 1905 700 1834 714 1811 728 1804
13 608 1941 630 1930 646 1904 700 1833 714 1810 728 1804
14 608 1941 631 1929 647 1903 700 1832 715 1810 728 1804













15 609 1941 632 1928 647 1902 701 1831 715 1809 729 1804
16 610 1941 632 1928 648 1901 701 1830 716 1809 729 1804
17 611 1941 633 1927 648 1900 702 1829 716 1808 729 1804
18 611 1941 634 1926 649 1859 702 1828 717 1808 730 1805
19 612 1940 634 1925 649 1858 703 1827 717 1808 730 1805
20 613 1940 635 1925 650 1857 703 1827 718 1807 730 1805
21 614 1940 635 1924 650 1856 704 1826 718 1807 730 1805













22 615 1940 636 1923 650 1855 704 1825 719 1807 730 1805
23 615 1940 637 1922 651 1854 704 1824 719 1806 731 1806
24 616 1939 637 1921 651 1853 705 1823 720 1806 731 1806
25 617 1939 638 1920 652 1852 705 1822 720 1806 731 1806
26 618 1939 638 1920 652 1851 706 1822 721 1805 731 1806
27 618 1939 639 1919 653 1850 706 1821 721 1805 731 1807
28 619 1938 639 1918 653 1849 707 1820 722 1805 731 1807













29 620 1938 640 1917 653 1848 707 1819 722 1805 731 1807
30 621 1937

654 1847 708 1818 722 1804 732 1808
31 621 1937

654 1846

723 1804















Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

rise set rise set rise set rise set rise set rise set
1 732 1808 723 1821 657 1834 626 1845 558 1901 548 1922
2 732 1808 722 1822 656 1835 625 1846 557 1902 548 1923
3 732 1809 722 1822 655 1835 624 1846 557 1902 548 1924
4 732 1809 721 1823 654 1835 623 1847 556 1903 548 1924
5 732 1809 721 1823 653 1836 622 1847 555 1904 548 1925
6 732 1810 720 1824 652 1836 621 1848 555 1904 548 1926
7 731 1810 719 1824 651 1836 620 1848 554 1905 548 1926













8 731 1811 718 1825 650 1837 619 1848 554 1906 549 1927
9 731 1811 718 1825 649 1837 618 1849 553 1906 549 1928
10 731 1811 717 1825 648 1838 617 1849 553 1907 549 1928
11 731 1812 716 1826 647 1838 616 1850 552 1908 549 1929
12 731 1812 716 1826 646 1838 615 1850 552 1908 550 1930
13 731 1813 715 1827 645 1839 614 1851 551 1909 550 1930
14 730 1813 714 1827 644 1839 613 1851 551 1910 550 1931













15 730 1814 713 1828 643 1839 612 1852 551 1911 551 1931
16 730 1814 712 1828 642 1840 611 1852 550 1911 551 1932
17 730 1815 711 1828 641 1840 610 1853 550 1912 551 1933
18 729 1815 711 1829 640 1840 609 1853 550 1913 552 1933
19 729 1815 710 1829 639 1841 608 1854 549 1913 552 1934
20 729 1816 709 1830 637 1841 607 1854 549 1914 553 1934
21 728 1816 708 1830 636 1842 606 1855 549 1915 553 1935













22 728 1817 707 1830 635 1842 606 1855 549 1916 554 1935
23 728 1817 706 1831 634 1842 605 1856 548 1916 554 1936
24 727 1818 705 1831 633 1843 604 1856 548 1917 555 1936
25 727 1818 704 1832 632 1843 603 1857 548 1918 555 1937
26 726 1819 703 1832 631 1843 602 1858 548 1918 556 1937
27 726 1819 702 1832 630 1844 602 1858 548 1919 557 1937
28 725 1820 701 1833 629 1844 601 1859 548 1920 557 1938













29 725 1820 700 1833 628 1845 600 1859 548 1921 558 1938
30 724 1820 659 1834 627 1845 559 1900 548 1921 558 1939
31 724 1821 658 1834

559 1901

559 1939

Source: GeoScience Australia

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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

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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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.

Garden Walk - Desert Gardens Hotel

Desert Gardens Hotel is famous for it's magnificent gardens full of local flora, this is an opportunity to learn about the intricacies of an outback garden with an Indigenous guide. 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.

Bush Yarn

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.
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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, various guest activities, a Kata Tjuta and Uluru sunset transfer as well as a camels ride to witness a sunrise that will take your breath away.

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Staying at the 5 star Sails in the Desert Hotel in a Terrace Room with daily buffet breakfast, 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 various guest 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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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 various guest 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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