Sunrise & sunset

Uluru is famous the world over for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Watch as the rock changes colour before your very eyes. There are five viewing areas built specifically for experiencing and photographing this beautiful landscape. What are you looking for?

  • Car Sunset Viewing - views of Uluru

    The place to watch the colour change at Uluru at sunset. Or you can visit this area at sunrise and capture Uluru silhouetted against the dawn. For cars only - buses please use the Bus Sunset and Dune Walk Viewing area.

  • Bus Sunset and Dune Walk Viewing - 360 degree view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta

    This area is accessible to everyone all day until 4.00 pm when it is reserved for sunset viewing for bus and coaches.
    It is a great alternate sunrise spot. Stay in the carpark to view Uluru as a silhouette or take the short, sandy walk to the top of the dune to see Uluru, Kata Tjuta and all the way to the horizon. Note the dune walk is not suitable for wheelchairs.
    Dune walk lookout | 500m return | 30 min

  • Talinguru Nyakunytjaku - 360 degree view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta

    This is the main sunrise viewing area for Uluru. You have the choice of three shelters, two viewing platforms and a few kilometres of walking track to find the perfect spot. Capture Uluru and Kata Tjuta in the same shot, marvel at the stunning 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape.
    This is also a good option for sunset if visitors want to beat the crowds.

  • Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing - 360 degree view of Kata Tjuta

    A spectacular, panoramic view of Kata Tjuta with Uluru on the horizon. Sun on the rocks at sunrise - silhouette at sunset. Brilliant, quiet and serene.

  • Kata Tjuta Sunset Viewing - Views of Kata Tjuta

    At sunset watch the stunning colour change into deepest red. Just remember that you will need to be outside the park boundary by closing time.