Sunrise and sunset
Uluru-Kata Tjuta is world-famous for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets. As the sunlight plays with the landscape, the rock formations change colour before your eyes.
Taking the time to pause and contemplate the sunrise or sunset is always memorable. But experiencing it at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes the experience to a whole new level. The vastness of the half-lit desert landscape, the grasses gently swaying in the breeze and the enthralling, ever-changing rock texture offers a spectacle second to none.
The national park has five viewing areas dedicated to experiencing and photographing this beautiful scene. But there are plenty of other quiet spots around the park to take in the sunrise or sunset – check out the descriptions of our walks for more details.
These dedicated sunrise and sunset viewing areas are located so that the sun’s rays hit the rock formations directly at that time of the day, making them appear to change colour. If you’d like to see the sun rising or setting next to the formations instead, visit a sunset viewing area at dawn or a sunrise area at the end of the day.