How far is Yulara from Uluru?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 12/04/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Uluru is considered one of Australia’s most outstanding landmarks and it is only a short drive from Yulara.

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park has some incredible scenery and one of the best Australian sunrises and sunsets.

Yulara is only a short 25-minute drive from Uluru! Though it is a 20-hour drive from Darwin or almost a 5-hour drive from Alice Springs.

You can also get a flight to Ayers Rock Airport which is in Yulara.

What can I do in Yulara?

Yulara has plenty of lookout points to view Uluru and Kata Tjuta and is the main spot to stay overnight.

Imalung Lookout

Imalung Lookout is in the middle of Yulara and has a short walk to reach the top of the lookout. From the Imalung Lookout point, you can see Uluru.

If you visit here at sunrise or sunset, you’ll be rewarded with the sky changing colours over Uluru.

Naninga Lookout

At this lookout point, you can see Uluru over the vegetation. You can also see Kata Tjuta from here! This is another great lookout point in the area for the sunrise and sunset of Uluru.

Pioneer Lookout

Pioneer Lookout is one of the best viewing spots in Yulara to see Uluru and is a lot quieter compared to other lookouts. This is also the perfect spot for the Uluru sunrise and sunset.

If there aren’t any clouds overnight, you can come here to view the stars!

Uluru Lookout

Uluru Lookout is the most popular lookout point in the area with a perfect view of Uluru. There is a short and easy walk to reach the lookout point, with a clear view of the incredible red rock.

It can get busy here for the sunrise and sunset, so come down early to get the best view!

Field of Light Uluru

Field of Light is perfect for the whole family and features 50,000 coloured lights. This spectacular light display lights up at night in the red desert! The display is called Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku, also known as Looking at lots of beautiful lights, was made by Bruce Munro. What was once a limited-time exhibition, is now here permanently.

It’s recommended you book in early to avoid missing out!

Stay in Yulara

There are many different campgrounds and other accommodations to stay at. Yulara is the best place to stay during your trip to the Red Desert to see Uluru and Kata Tjuta. With only being a short drive to the national park, you can spend a full day exploring the Red Centre.

Planning a trip to see Uluru soon? Make your trip worth it by doing an Uluru sunset and tour of the sacred sites. You’ll see the main sites at Uluru and hear traditional owner’s stories. You’ll do a walk through the Mutitjulu Waterhole before finally watching the breathtaking sunset.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.