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Uluru Sunrise and Guided Base Walking Tour

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Key Highlights

  • See the Uluru rock changing colors during sunrise
  • Have your morning tea and breakfast as you see the first rays of the sunlight
  • Visit some of the sacred sites of the local Aboriginal people with the Uluru base tour
  • Listen to local legends and stories from an English speaking guide
  • Receive a certificate of achievement after the completion of the tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    7 hours

    Start time

    90 minutes prior to sunrise. The exact start time will vary throughout the year. Please call the activity operator at least two days prior to the tour date to know your exact pick up time.

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from Ayers Rock hotels
    Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up

    Ending Point

    Same as the start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    See the first rays of sunlight falling on Uluru and embark on a comprehensive Uluru base tour.

    Uluru is a sacred site for the local Anangu Aboriginal community and they prefer visitors do not climb it. This tour takes you to the base of the massive monolith which is home to an abundance of springs, waterholes, rock caves, and ancient paintings, and each has a legend attached to it.

    You will visit some of the main sites like Kuniya Piti, Kantju Gorge, Lungkata and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Upon completion of the Uluru Base tour, you will receive a certificate of achievement.

    As part of the tour, take the Mala and Lungkata Walk, one of the most important habitation areas for the local Aboriginal people over thousands of years.

    The tour is led by an English speaking guide who will tell you stories and local legends, and the significance of the places visited.


    You will be picked up from your hotel in Ayers Rock Resort in an air-conditioned coach and driven to the sunrise viewing area, Talinguru Nyakunytjaku near Uluru.

    Talinguru Nyakunytjaku offers spectacular views of Uluru as well as the 36 head-shaped domes of Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas. As the sun rises across the desert plains, see the changing colors of Uluru and sound of the birds as they rise with the first sunlight.

    Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee along with biscuits and a light breakfast as you see the sun rising across the desert plains.

    After spending some quality time at the viewing spot, you will travel to Kuniya Piti where the guide will tell you about legend of a female Python who lived here and fought the Liri, the poisonous snakes.

    Next, you will take the Mala Walk which begins from the base of Uluru. During the walk you will see some of the sacred sites where Aboriginal communities live and hold ceremonies.

    The walk will lead you to the Kantju Gorge. See the vivid colours of the gorge walls ablaze by the sunlight. Enjoy the silence and solitude of the gorge which is set hidden amidst the high rocks. During rainfall, the water flows from the side of Uluru and plunges into the Kantju Gorge, creating a waterfall.

    Moving forward, take a short break and then continue along the Lungkata Walk where your guide will tell you the local Tjukurpa story of the cheeky Blue Tongue Lizard.

    Your last activity on this tour will be the Mutitjulu Walk that leads to a special waterhole that has been an important campsite for the local Anangu community. The waterhole provided a key source of water for the Aboriginal people in the area and had been in use for many thousands of years. During the walk you will see Aboriginal rock paintings about which you will learn interesting facts from your guide.

    At the end of the tour, you will receive a Uluru Base certificate of achievement for having been completed the entire tour. Finally, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Ayers Rock Resort.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Uluru Sunrise
    • Tea, coffee and biscuits
    • Breakfast
    • Base walk of Uluru
    • Mala Walk
    • Lungkata Walk
    • Mutitjulu Waterhole
    • Luxury coach travel


    • National Park entry fee (AUD25)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    The entrance fee (AUD25) to Kata Tjuta National Park is a government charge and is not included in the tour price. It must be paid on the day of the tour.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.