Uluru (Ayers Rock) Sunrise Tours


LUXURY COACH TOURS

Uluru Sunrise Tour

Witnessing a sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) 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 over the desert landscape.

Travel to the sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, while your guide shares the history of the sacred sites along the way that form the foundation of Anangu life and culture.

Enjoy a morning tea coffee, tea, hot chocolate and biscuits and watch the first sunlight of the day creep across the desert planes. You'll be captivated by the view from the dunes as the morning sun rises and slowly changes the colour of Uluru.

Departs: Daily 90 minutes prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: Approx 75 minutes after sunrise to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions: Experienced Driver Guide, Morning Tea, Talinguru Nyakuntajaku viewing area

Uluru Sunrise & Guided Base Walk

You will rise early and travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku - the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Enjoy a light breakfast and warming tea or coffee while you begin to absorb the enormity and beauty of your surroundings.

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

Board your coach for the drive to the sacred site of Kuniya Piti. You’ll be captivated as your guide shares the Tjukurpa (beliefs and law of the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu) story of the Mala Men

Next you’ll 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!

The Mutitjulu Waterhole was once a valuable source of water for the Anangu. Here 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 back to town and receive a certificate of your achievement – walking the base of Uluru!

Departs: Daily 90 minutes prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: 1.00pm approximately to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions: Experienced Driver Guide, Light Breakfast, Tea & Coffee, Complete Base Tour

Uluru Sunrise & Kata Tjuta Tour

Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee.

Then you travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta.
On the way, stop at a lookout for a panoramic view of the southern side of Kata Tjuta.
Continue on before arriving at the base of Walpa (meaning windy) Gorge.
Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations.

Your guide will take you on the 1hour walking trail through Walpa Gorge which follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. You will hear stories of the local flora and fauna and the geology of this amazing formation.

NB: This tour is available from 1 April 2016

Departs: Daily 1.5 hrs prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: Approx 11am to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions: Experienced Driver Guide, Tea, Coffee & Biscuits, Walpa Gorge Walk, Uluru Sunrise

SMALL GROUP TOURS

Uluru Highlights

As you travel towards Uluru it's vast shape rises from the sand dunes in the early dawn light highlighting the presence in this country. Your guide will take you to a special location to watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith. You will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) and hear about the Mala people.

After breakfast you will visit Mutijulu Waterhole and then drive around the base of Uluru before returning to the resort.

Departs: Daily 60 minutes prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: Approx 2.5 hrs after sunrise to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions: Experienced Guide, Small Group Tour, Outback picnic breakfast, Base Tour

Uluru Trek

You will join your guide on a trek around the base of Uluru as you explore the most profound and culturally significant monolith in Australia. Your guide will meet you at the entrance to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.

As you start your sunrise trek around the 14 kilometre base trail of Uluru you will embrace the culture, geology and environment that is the essence of this amazing monolith.Your guide will tell the cultural stories (Tjukurpa) of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python), well as many other Aboriginal creation stories associated with this central Australian icon.

Along the trail you will visit waterholes and the rock art sites of the ancients and learn of Uluru's cultural significance to the Anangu (local Aboriginal) people. You will witness a spectacular sunrise and absorb the majesty of this powerful place.

On completion of your journey your guide will then return to your accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort.

Departs: Daily 60 minutes prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: Approx midday to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions: Experienced Guide, Small Group Tour, Outback picnic breakfast, Guided Base Walking Tour

Desert Awakenings

Experience the tranquility of the pre-dawn land under a canopy of stars. Then watch the amazing transformation of colours and life as the desert awakens with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as your backdrop.

Travel away from the crowds to a secluded sand dune to watch the spectacular sight of sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. In the company of your expert guide and with no more than 20 other passengers, Desert Awakenings is designed to introduce you to the natural and cultural landscapes of this remarkable region.

Sunrise and bushman's breakfast

You arrive at your private dune top viewing area well before the sun breaches the horizon. As your traditional bushman's breakfast is being prepared over the fire, your guide will explain the retreating star scape above. Enjoy a cup of Billy Tea and Damper as you watch the sunrise over Uluru and the vast landscape stretching as far as the eye can see. 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 an insight into what activity took place during the night.

Cultural Centre and Uluru

Next depart for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the first stop is the Cultural Centre, a vibrant and engaging place of learning where the local lore of the Anangu (Aboriginal people) is explained in detail. Next stop is Uluru (Ayers Rock) where you can take a short walk into Mutitjulu waterhole. A visit here will help appreciate its cathedral like proportions and why it is such a powerful and spiritual place for visitors and Anangu alike. A guide will explain some of the rock paintings and some of the stories from the creation period as told by the Anangu people.

Desert Awakenings is a much sought after experience that delivers insight into the ancient landscape, ecology, culture, heritage, and history of what is now regarded as Australia's spiritual heartland.

Please note that children ages 5-15 years are welcome and child rates apply, however this tour is not suitable for children under 5.

Departs: Daily 80 minutes prior to sunrise from Ayers Rock Resort
Returns: Approx 4 hrs after sunrise to Ayers Rock Resort
Inclusions: Personal group guide, Travel by 4WD along isolated bush tracks, Campfire breakfast damper and beverages.
 

Pricing

 
  1/4/16 to 31/3/17 1/4/17 to 31/3/18  
Uluru Sunrise Tour $69 per adult
$35 per child
$69 per adult
$35 per child
Sunrise & Guided
Base Walk
$145 per adult
$73 per child
$149 per adult
$75 per child
Uluru Sunrise &
Kata Tjuta
$135 per adult
$68 per child
$139 per adult
$70 per child
Uluru Trek
(Small Group)
$159 per adult
$129 per child
$159 per adult
$129 per child
Uluru Highlights
(Small Group)
$125 per adult
$100 per child
$125 per adult
$100 per child
Desert Awakenings
(Small Group)
$185 per adult
$145 per child
$175 per adult
$135 per child

Please Note: Whilst tours do go ahead in wet weather, itineraries may be altered to suit weather conditions. Prices do not include entry fees to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (payable on the day of your tour). The park use fee is $25 for each person over 16 years of age, $12.50 for children 5-15years and valid for 3 consecutive days.

Child rates apply for 5-15 years. Tours have minimum passenger requirements.

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund on bookings cancelled 7 days prior to touring.
Nil refund if bookings cancelled less than 24 hours prior to travel.
To make a Reservation call 1300 559 390 (within Australia) or email us info@uluru.com
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