What time is sunset at Uluru in December?

What time is sunset at Uluru in December?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/23/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Watching the sunset at Uluru is one of the main activities to do when visiting the national park.

Travellers around the world love to watch the sunset at Uluru while having a glass of bubbles in their hands. In December the sunset happens between 7:20 PM to 7:30 PM. The sunset at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is one of the most famous places to watch the sunset in the world. You’ll see the sky light up in magnificent colours as the sun sets with Uluru in shot. It makes sense why people all around the world visit to see the sunset over Uluru.

The best spot to see the sunset is the Uluru sunset viewing area. It’s the most picturesque spot for the sunset and of Uluru.

While you wait for sunset to happen, let’s go through a list of activities and places to see during the day!

Watch the sunrise at Uluru

If you’re an early riser, sunrise might be a great way to start the morning. The sun rises in December between 5:45 AM to 6 AM. The best spot to view the sunrise is the Uluru sunrise viewing area. It is incredible watching the sunrise over Uluru. You will see the sky slowly light up and watch the sunlight come across the ground and Uluru.

Uluru Base Walk

If you plan to do the base walk, you should finish the walk before 11 AM as it can get extremely hot in Uluru. The base walk is about 10 kilometres, taking you all around the rock while learning its stories. The walk can take you between three to four hours to complete. There are smaller walks where you can just focus on one of its sections. When you’re doing the base walk you will see different plants, wildlife, and geological features. You’ll walk through acacia woodlands, grassed claypans and see waterways and waterholes.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

Spending about two hours at the Cultural Centre is enough time to learn about the Anangu culture and the national park. On the weekday mornings there are free presentations held by Cultural Centre staff and Anangu people. You can learn how Anangu people have lived in the area for over 30,000 years. And you will learn about bush tucker, how traditional Anangu knowledge is used to manage the national park and a lot more. The Cultural Centre has displays, Aboriginal art galleries and many community owned shops.

When in Uluru, there is so much more to do and a lot of history to learn about the Uluru-Kata Tjuta area. Now you’ve spent the day exploring Uluru, it’s time to watch the 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.

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