The Uluru Sunset Viewing Areas

Seeing Uluru at sunset is made so much easier by specially located 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. 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 undergoes a colourful transformation. Moving from a vibrant orange to a deep red and rich black under the cover of the stars. Watching this show unfold is one of the most popular ways to experience this beautiful part of Australia.

Where to View the Sunset

The most popular viewing platform to watch the sunset from is Talinguru Nyakunytjaku. The  360-degree lookout point provides views of both Uluru and the nearby Kata Tjuta.

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 gets busy, you’ll be able to find your own slice of quiet paradise to watch the sunset from. Wherever you are 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. This is the perfect place to get 360-degree views of the landmark as the sun goes down. 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 you need to consider park closing times. You’ll need to ensure you are outside of 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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