Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Enjoy panoramic views of Uluru and a peaceful sunset walk in the dunes.

Climbing to the top of a nearby sand dune lets you experience glorious views of Kata Tjuta in the distance.

The bus sunset viewing area is accessible to everyone until 4.00 pm, after which it is reserved for buses and coaches. If you have your own vehicle, you can watch the sunset from the car sunset viewing area nearby.

Most coach tours provide free drinks and snacks to accompany your sunset experience – check with your tour operator for details.

Beat the crowds

The parking area is often busy with bus tours at sunset, but a short (500 m, 30 minutes return) stroll along the dune walk lets you get away from the crowds. The dune walk is not suitable for wheelchairs.

The bus area is also a good spot to start your day with a sunrise. Stay in the carpark to admire the silhouette of Uluru against the rising sun or take the short, sandy walk to the top of the dune to see Uluru, Kata Tjuta and beyond.

Tips for photographers

Go to the end of the dune walk for an uninterrupted view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. From here you can capture Uluru changing colour as the sun sets behind the dunes in the direction of Kata Tjuta. Bring a tripod, your wide angle and a long lens.

As Uluru features many sacred and sensitive sites, we ask that you avoid zooming in and focusing on particular details from this location. Please capture images and footage that show Uluru in its entirety. 

This is also a great location to film sunset time-lapses. However, once it starts getting dark, many vehicles will drive past on the highway with their headlights on.

Please visit our photography page for more details on sensitive sites.

If you’re taking photographs or filming for commercial or public purposes, you’ll need a media permit.

Note: The National Park is a no-drone-zone.

Site accessibility

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Driving time from Yulara

15–20 minutes