Uluru Sunrise & Guided Base Walk
Welcome to Uluṟu
You’ll rise early and travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku – the Uluru sunrise viewing area.
Sunrise over Uluṟu
You’ll have an incredible view through stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. From the viewing platform it is possible to see way into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity.
Enjoy a light breakfast and warming tea or coffee while you begin to absorb the enormity and beauty of your surroundings.
Included Meals: Light Breakfast
Board your coach for the drive to the sacred site of Kuniya Piti, the start of your 10.5 kms walk. You’ll be captivated as your Driver Guide shares the Tjukurpa (beliefs and law of the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu) story of the Mala Men.
Continue around the base of Uluru to the Mala Walk. Here you’ll see some of the sacred sites where Aboriginal communities live and prepare for ceremony. Some believe that as you walk through this area, you’ll be surrounded by the spirit of the Mala Tjukurpa – the hare-wallaby people.
The vision of a powerful waterfall in a desert setting is really something to see, particularly after rain when the water flows from the side of Uluru and plunges into Kantju Gorge.
After a short rest break, continue along the Lungkata Walk, where your guide will tell you the Tjukurpa story of the cheeky Blue Tongue Lizard!
Muṯitjulu Waterhole Walk
The Mutitjulu Waterhole was once a valuable source of water for the Anangu. You’ll see ancient Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the Indigenous and European history of Uluru. Complete your walk at Kuniya Piti, where you’ll board your coach and receive a certificate of your achievement – walking the base of Uluru!
Half Day Tour
Approximately 6.5 hours
90 minutes prior to sunrise
from Ayers Rock Resort
and 12:00pm (Apr-Sep)
Times are approximate.
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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- Light breakfast
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
- Souvenir certificate
- Small Group experience
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle to hold 3 litres
- Warm layers in cooler months
Moderate level of fitness required. Includes a lengthy but gentle walk on flat ground.
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
Pick-up times vary throughout the year due to different sunrise times.
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Uluṟu's surface is made up of valleys, ridges & caves that were created through erosion over millions of years. Surface oxidation of its iron content gives it an orange-red hue.
Uluṟu is also known as Ayers Rock; it was named by William Gosse in 1873 after Sir Henry Ayers.
Uluṟu is about 3.6 km long and 1.9 km wide, with a circumference of 9.4 km.
The rock was created over some 600 million years, and the Aborigines have been in the area for the last 22,000 years.
Uluṟu originally sat at the bottom of a sea, but today stands 348 m above ground. Surprisingly, 2.5 km of its bulk is underground.