Uluṟu Sunrise & Kata Tjuṯa
Welcome to Uluṟu - Kata Tjuṯa National Park
Sit back and relax as you travel into beautiful Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. Be amazed by the surrounds and incredible sight of Uluru in the distance on your way to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku – the Uluru sunrise viewing area.
Talinguṟu Nyakunytjaku & Sunrise over Uluṟu
Simply translated, ‘Talinguru Nyakunytjaku’ means ‘to look from the sand dunes’. The platform offers an incredible view through the dunes and stunning desert landscape as the sun rises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Make your way on to the viewing platform to see many kilometres into the distance, providing an ideal photo opportunity. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight, while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee.
Your experienced Driver Guide will give you an historical overview of Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park. The Aboriginal people have lived in the area for 22,000 years, so there’s plenty of history to cover. Arguably Australia’s most recognisable and fascinating icon, Uluru (Ayers Rock) stands 348 metres high, however, most of its mass is below ground level. You’ll be overwhelmed by its incredible size, presence and inherent spirituality.
Panoramic Views from Viewing Point
Just 40 kilometres to the west of iconic Uluru, we’ll take in the sites of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. When you stop at a viewing point that boasts the most spectacular views of Kata Tjuta, be sure to have your camera at the ready.
Walpa Gorge Walk
Walpa (meaning windy) Gorge is a lush desert haven for plants and animals. The gentle but rocky track will lead you into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen shrubs known as Spearwood. Your Driver Guide will lead you on a one hour walk through the gorge, sharing stories of local flora and fauna, and the geology of this amazing formation.
Half Day Tour
Approximately 5 hours
Daily, 90 minutes prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort
10.30am (Oct-Mar) and 11.00am (Apr-Sep) approximately.
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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- Tea, coffee & biscuits
- Experienced Driver and Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Snack for breakfast
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle to hold 1 litre
- Warm layers in cooler months
Moderate level of fitness required. Walking on uneven surface required to complete Walpa Gorge walk, however, guests can return to the coach at any time if needed.
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 is also known as Ayers Rock; it was named by William Gosse in 1873 after Sir Henry Ayers.
The highest point is Mount Olga, which rises approximately 546 m above the surrounding plain, 203 m higher than Uluṟu!
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.
Many Aboriginal Dreamtime legends are associated with this place. The great snake Wanambi is said to live on the summit of Mount Olga and only comes down during the dry season.
The name 'The Olgas' comes from the tallest peak, Mt. Olga which was named in 1872 by Ernest Giles in honour of Queen Olga of Württemberg!