Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Talinguru Nyakunytjaku is the main sunrise viewing area for Uluru. You’ll find the perfect spot among its shelters, viewing platforms and kilometres of walking track.

At dawn, the first rays of sunlight appear over the sand dunes behind the viewing platforms. The sun rises and the rock comes to life as light and shade dance across the ripples on its surface.


Take one or both of the short walks at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku to increase your understanding and appreciation of Anangu culture and survival skills. Men and women are welcome on both tracks.

Minymaku Walk (Women’s Walk)

Follow this track to learn about women’s work (such as how women process bush foods) and some of the games young children play.

This is a 1 km (30 minute) loop track and is wheelchair accessible.

Watiku Walk (Men’s Walk)

Take this track to learn about men’s work, including making tools and using fire to hunt.

This is a 1.5 km (45 minute) loop track and is wheelchair accessible.

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Beat the crowds

The Talinguru Nyakunytjaku platforms are generally buzzing with excited visitors at dawn. Head off to explore the walking tracks if you prefer a quiet spot.

If you come here for sunset, you’ll have the area almost to yourself.

Talinguru Nyakunytjaku’s picnic area is a lovely spot for a meal at any time of day.

Tips for photographers

The sun lights up the rock at dawn and sets next to it at dusk.

Follow the lower track all the way to the second shelter for an uninterrupted shot of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. This spot lets you compose fantastic sunrise or sunset shots by including a beautiful tree in the frame.

Uluru at sunrise with a beautiful dead tree at the left of the frame. Photo: Claudianna Blanco Sunrise at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. Photo: Claudianna Blanco

Virtual tour

Explore the sights, sounds and stories of Talinguru Nyakunytjaku thanks to our collaboration with Google Story Spheres.

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Driving time from Yulara

35 minutes