The Uluru Sunset Viewing Areas

Seeing the sunset across Uluru is almost a rite of passage for anyone visiting Australia. Tucked away in the stunning Red Centre of the country, this incredible monolith is a sight to behold. During the day, it basks in the glow of the Australia sun, but at night, when the sun dips below the horizon, it starts a performance you’ll never forget.

Over the course of a few hours, the impressive landmark turns from a vibrant orange to a deep red and then to a rich black under the cover of the stars. Watching this show unfold is one of the most popular ways to experience one of Australia’s most iconic attractions.

Where to View the Sunset

The most popular viewing platform to watch the sunset from is Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, a 360-degree lookout point that takes in both Uluru and the nearby Kata Tjuta, another impressive natural wonder in the region.

From here, you can watch the performance from one of three shelters. Alternatively, there are two exposed viewing platforms and a few kilometres of walking track you can meander down to find the perfect spot to watch from. Though it often gets busy, you’ll be able to find your own slice of quiet paradise to watch the sunset from at this spot. From all points, you’ll have an uninterrupted view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta as they undergo their evening transformation.

Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing

If it’s Kata Tjuta you want to experience, head to the Kata Tjuta Dune Viewing platform, where you can get 360 degree views of the landmark as the sun sets. From here, you can witness the changing colour of the landscape with the silhouette of Uluru on the horizon ahead. This is a particularly quiet place to watch the sunset from.

If you plan on visiting Kata Tjuta to watch the sunset, it’s worth bearing in mind that you need to be outside the park boundaries by closing time.

Experiencing the sunset at Uluru is one of the most magical moments you can have in Australia.

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