Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Soak up a panoramic view of Kata Tjuta with Uluru on the horizon.

It’s an easy stroll to the lookout for a breathtaking view of the grassy hills and valleys that surround Kata Tjuta’s domes.

Gorgeous at sunrise, sunset and anytime in between, the dune viewing area lets you experience the vast space and colours of the Australian desert.

Explore the tracks to find your own sunrise spot, have a picnic under our shelters or watch a sunset without the crowds.

Beat the crowds

The Kata Tjuta dune viewing area can be crowded at sunrise but is usually quiet at sunset.

Tips for photographers

  • From this vantage point, sunlight doesn’t hit the domes directly at sunrise or sunset, which can make them appear quite dark.
  • Uluru is visible in the distance. The sun will rise to the right or left of the rock (depending on the time of year), which guarantees a beautiful shot with a long lens.
  • There can be a lot of people on the lookout platform at sunrise, so bring a sturdy tripod to minimise vibration.

Site accessibility

  • Tick icon Open today
  • Tick icon Wheelchair access


  • Cross icon No water
  • Cross icon No toilets

Best viewed at

Either sunrise or sunset

Driving time from Yulara

35 minutes


Kata Tjuta