Unforgettable Uluru Day Tours for 2022

Most visitors to visit Uluru (previously known as Ayers Rock) want to make the most of their limited time to visit this unique part of Australia.  While you can rent a car and explore by yourself, there are a great range of Uluru day tour and bus transfer options to help you explore the area, without needing to work out the logistics yourself.

Note that Uluru tour bookings are currently booking out as early as 4 months ahead, so get in early so you do not miss out on your preferred options

This article will help you learn more about the different Uluru day tour options available to plan your visit.

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Best Uluru Tour Options

There are many different types of tours available in and around Uluru – here are the most popular day tour options. You need to decide what tours you are interested in up front as the tour options you choose will determine which airline flights you should book to make the most of your time. You should also plan to separately book your accommodation.

  • Half and Full Day Tour Options, including tour pass packages
  • Uluru Helicopter Flights
  • Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon Bus Transfers

The below map shows the locations for all of the major destinations in and around Uluru. Click on each element to see more detail.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory, Australia
Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru Tour Operators

There are are multiple options to book your Uluru tours. In this article we recommend the following booking options:

  • We have our own Pretraveller Uluru Booking Portal which is now set up for you to easily DIY your booking – to get the best price by booking direct with the tour operator. After you complete your bookings you will deal directly with the tour operators, so no third parties involved, making it much easier to manage your trip. We earn a small commission on each booking made which helps us to be able to run our business to help your plan your visit to Uluru!
  • Get Your Guide, Viator and Klook are all reputable online travel agencies which aggregate many tour options for Uluru – they are an easy option to make all of your bookings in one place, and will also assist you to engage with the tour operator if there are any issues.
  • AATKings is a major Australian tour operator who has over 100 years of experience in operating coach tours around Australia. AATKings offer a large selection of half day, full day and multi-day coach tour options around Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs. We recommend you book AATKings tours through our Pretraveller Uluru Booking Portal.

Throughout this article you will see the booking buttons similar to the below – you can easily use them to check out the availability and pricing for each option through each different provider.

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Other Uluru Tour Operators

There are a large selection of independent tour operators in and around Uluru. We have detailed them in this article, and have included options to book through our recommended booking options as details previously.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Entry Pass

Note that if you enter the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park that you will be required to pay park entry fees, or separately purchase a park entry pass in conjunction with your tour costs. You can book your Uluru-Tjuta National Park entry pass online at this link. The prices are $A38 for an adult (over 18 years old) for a 3 day pass. Children are free.

Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory Australia
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Northern Territory Australia

Half Day Tours around Uluru

Below is a summary of half day tours available around Uluru. 

Uluru Sunrise Tours

Viewing the sunrise over Uluru is a magical and essential experience, and there are several half day tour options which will take you from your accommodation to various locations to view the Uluru sunrise. 

Here are some of the most popular tour options to view the sunrise over Uluru. 

Uluru Sunrise and Kata-Tjuta 5 Hour Coach Tour

The early rise is well worth it as you experience the two major landmarks in Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. Start with an amazing sunrise at Talinguru Nyakunytaku, the Uluru (Ayers Rock) sunrise viewing area.

Afterwards, on the 45 kms drive to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) your Driver Guide will provide you with an historical overview of the National Park. The walk through the sheer walls of Walpa Gorge won’t disappoint as you’re led into a world of rare plant species and lush evergreen scrubs

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Uluru Sunrise and Field of Light 2 Hour Coach Tour

Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro is noted for his immersive site-specific installations that employ light to evoke emotional response, often in an outdoor context and on a monumental scale.

His Field of Light, inspired by a trip to Uluru over 27 years ago, is installed in a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru. It is his largest installation to date, with Munro and his team installing more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted glass spheres. It is truly a magical sight to behold.

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Uluru Sunrise Segway Guided Base 5 Hour Tour with Breakfast

Walking around Uluru’s base takes a long time and you’ll get hot and tired in the process. See more of Uluru while touring on a fun Segway.

After a thorough briefing on how to ride the vehicles safely, you’ll be taken in a small group around the base of the amazing rock. Learn about the history and culture of the red center along the way.

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Uluru Highlights Small Group Tour with Picnic Breakfast 3 Hour tour 

Experience Uluru at sunrise with a small-group. Enjoy breakfast, explore the Mutitjulu Waterhole, see ancient rock art and drive around Uluru’s base.

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Uluru Sunrise Guided Trek of Uluru Base in a Small Group 6 Hour Tour

Experience Uluru at sunrise on a 6 hour, small-group tour. Walk the full base of Uluru and enjoy breakfast along the way. See ancient rock art, explore Mutitjulu waterhole, and visit Kantju Gorge.

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Uluru Sunrise Camel Safari and Freshly Baked Damper 2.5 Hour Tour

Enjoy a peaceful 1-hour camel ride and witness the sunrise over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Learn from friendly and knowledgeable cameleers on the way while you watch the desert come to life. Enjoy a light breakfast of fresh bread with jams, tea and coffee.

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Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes

Your one, two or three day pass entitles guest to visit and enjoy Uluru (Ayers Rock) unlimited times for a full 1-3 calendar days (sunrise to sunset). Each pass also entitles the guest to do 1 Kata Tjuta return (Olgas) visit within the duration of the pass.

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Uluru at Sunrise

Kata-Tjuta Sunrise Tours

Viewing the sunrise over Kata-Tjuta (or The Olgas) is a magical experience, and there are several tour options which will take you from your accommodation to various viewing locations to view the Kata-Tjuta sunrise. 

Here are some of the most popular tour options to view the sunrise over Kata-Tjuta.

Kata-Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds 5 Hour Coach Tour

View the sunrise at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and a walk with your Guide to the Valley of the Winds. Hear fascinating stories of the geology, history and culture of Kata Tjuta. This incredible formation of rock domes extends six kilometres into the ground and is the remains of erosion that began more than 500 million years ago.

The walk to Valley of the Winds takes you down into a timeless haven within the domes through trickling creek beds.

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Kata-Tjuta Small Group Sunrise 5 Hour Tour with Picnic Breakfast

Revel in the early morning serenity as the sunrise colours change on Kata Tjuta. Reap all the benefits a small group has to offer. Enjoy an outback picnic breakfast and learn about this diverse environment from your professional guide.

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Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes

Your one, two or three day pass entitles guest to visit and enjoy Uluru (Ayers Rock) unlimited times for a full 1-3 calendar days (sunrise to sunset). Each pass also entitles the guest to do 1 Kata Tjuta return (Olgas) visit within the duration of the pass.

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Uluru Sunset Tours

Here are some of the most popular tour options to view the sunset over Uluru and Kata-Tjuta.

These tours are a great option to take in the view with a glass of champagne or other beverages. If you plan to drive yourself, be aware that the local police often do breath testing as people exit the park after sunset… so a tour is a great option to not have to worry about that!

Uluru Sunset 1.5 Hour Coach Tour plus BBQ Dinner under the stars

Travel in the comfort of your coach around the base of Uluru with your Driver Guide who will provide details on its incredible history. You’ll be fascinated by the Aboriginal stories that go back many thousands of years. Learn the significance of ancient Aboriginal rock art, about the area’s flora and fauna, and culture of its traditional owners, the Anangu. Your day concludes with a spectacular sunset at Uluru.

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Uluru Small Group Guided 5 Hour Tour with Sunset Refreshments by SEIT Outback Australia

Enjoy a professionally guided 5-hour sunset tour and embrace the culture, geology and environment of Uluru.

Enjoy a short walk into the Mutitjulu Waterhole, experience the Mala walk and enjoy the sunset with light refreshments and sparkling wine.

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Uluru Sunset Guided Segway Quarter Base Small Group 5 Hour Tour with Evening Nibbles

Enjoy a professionally guided 5-hour sunset tour and embrace the culture, geology and environment of Uluru. Enjoy a short walk into the Mutitjulu Waterhole, experience the Mala walk and enjoy the sunset with light refreshments and sparkling wine.

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Uluru Sunset Small Group Camel Safari and Evening Nibbles 2.5 Hour Tour

The ultimate Aussie Farm Experience! Enjoy a one-hour guided camel ride in the spectacular Australian Outback. Watch the colors change and the sun set over Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and at twilight, enjoy beer, wine, champagne and outback bush foods.

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Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes

Your one, two or three day pass entitles guest to visit and enjoy Uluru (Ayers Rock) unlimited times for a full 1-3 calendar days (sunrise to sunset). Each pass also entitles the guest to do 1 Kata Tjuta return (Olgas) visit within the duration of the pass.

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Kata-Tjuta Sunset Tours

Viewing the sunset over Kata-Tjuta (or The Olgas) is an amazing experience, and there is currently only one tour options which will take you from your accommodation to view the Kata-Tjuta sunset. 

Kata-Tjuta Sunset 2.5 Hour Coach Tour

This tour takes you to the inspiring red-hued sedimentary rock domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) to watch the sunset. They are thought to have originally been one huge piece of rock, much like Uluru, that has weathered over millions of years to become an intriguing series of individual formations.

As evening approaches, each passing minute brings something new as the domes continue to change colour with the setting sun.

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Other Uluru Tours

There are other Uluru tours available as detailed below. Note that most of these tour options will require you to separately purchase your National Park Entry pass.

Uluru Astro 2.5 Hour Stargazing & Astronomy Tour including Ayers Rock Resort Transfers

The ultimate stargazing experience at the one and only Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Looking at stars, planets and deep sky celestial objects with our naked eyes and a computerized telescope, our astronomy guide will take you on an unforgettable journey with stars, sounds and surprises.

We’ll take you to an ideal viewing area at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park where we’ll stay for about 90 minutes. Our guide can personalize the experience depending on your interests, whether it’s recognising the zodiac signs or exploring our place in the Universe.

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Uluru Base Segway 2.5 Hour Tour (with or without transfers)

Meet your friendly guide to start a magical adventure. After training, follow your passionate, knowledgeable guide around the entire base. Learn about local Aboriginal culture, flora, fauna, geology and much more.

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Uluru Base Bicycle Ride (3 hours) (with or without transfers)

Includes 3 hour bike hire with helmet, options include adult bikes, child bikes, tagalong bikes and infant seats.

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Dotpainting Workshop with local Anangu artists at the not for profit Maruku Regional Art Centre (1.5 hours)

We invite you to join Maruku’s local Anangu artists for a fun introduction to the unique desert art form – Dot Painting in a 1.5 hour format. Learn about the symbols and painting styles used to create beautiful works of art depicting the Creation time (Tjukurpa) stories.

Bringing a touch of something unexpected, colourful and a connection to the experience while celebrating and combining stories of people and places. Be inspired and join the artists to complete your own story in painting which you will take home as a memento of your experience. An absorbing and fulfilling time for all ages and gender.

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Uluru Kings Canyon Tours

Another very popular option is to do an Uluru to Kings Canyon tour, which is a full day activity with a very early start to avoid the heat of the day.

Kings Canyon and Outback Panoramas Coach Day (12 Hour) Tour

You’ll get a sense of the remoteness of outback Australia as you travel to Kings Canyon. Located in the heart of Watarrka National Park, it lies in an ancient Australian landscape that is sacred ground for the Ulpanyali and Lilla people.

The Rim Walk is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The climb up a 100-metre cliff face reveals views of sandstone walls, grottos, chasms and cliffs. Or, for something more relaxing, set off on a two-kilometre stroll along the creek bed that leads to impressive views of the canyon rim.

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Kings Canyon 3 Hour Walking Tour (from Kings Canyon Resort)

If you are based at Kings Canyon Resort, join your guide on the rocky climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for superb views of Watarrka National Park. The climb takes up to three hours, and requires a good level of fitness. If you’d prefer a more relaxed walk, take the easier option along the canyon creek bed.

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Kings Canyon 15 minute Helicopter Flight (from Kings Canyon Resort Helipad)

Discover the spectacular Kings Canyon from above on an exciting 15-minute helicopter flight! Fly over the red desert plains, wild bushland and shimmering waterholes, and listen to the live commentary from your pilot.

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Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience

The Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience is located near Kings Canyon and has a variety of areas showcasing native bush foods, wooden artifacts as used by Aboriginal men and women of the region, bush medicines and a lot more.

If you are looking for a friendly, authentic and informative Aboriginal cultural experience then let us take you on that journey.

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Kings Canyon, in Watarkka National Park, Northern Territory Australia
Kings Canyon, in Watarkka National Park, Northern Territory Australia

Uluru Helicopter Flights

There are several helicopter scenic flight tour options to view Uluru, Kata-Tjuta and Kings Canyon as detailed below.

Uluru & Kata-Tjuta 25 minute Helicopter Experience (including transfers)

Combine Uluru and Kata Tjuta in one unforgettable flight. Embark on a must-do experience to appreciate these two spectacles fully from the air.

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Uluru & Kata-Tjuta 15 minute Helicopter Experience (including transfers)

See Uluru in one unforgettable flight. Embark on a must-do experience to appreciate this spectacle fully from the air.

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Uluru and Kata Tjuta Sunset 36 minute Grand View Experience Helicopter Experience (including transfers)

Get a better appreciation of the magnificent natural beauty of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on a 36-minute scenic helicopter flight. Explore the sacred rock from a different perspective and take panoramic photos of the Walpa Gorge.

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Skydiving Experience in Uluru

Go on a scenic flight above Uluru (Ayers Rock) with views of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
Exit the aircraft from 12,000 feet or above to experience 30 seconds of freefall!

Time your jump at sunset or sunrise to soak up the spectacular views.
Enjoy round-trip transfers available from all Ayers Rock Resort accommodations!

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Uluru Helicopter Tour View from the Air

Uluru Tour Passes

AATKings also offer some great Uluru packages which enable you to combine your preferred half and full day tours to make the most of your visit to Uluru.  Below are the Uluru holiday packages deals to check out further, all passes have a validity period of three days from commencement of the first tour.  Your Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park Entry Fee is included in all of these Passes.

The following Passes are better suited for people with a moderate level of fitness, as several longer walks are included:

Uluru Tour Passes – Moderate Level of Fitness
AATKings Tjina Sightseeing Pass + Kings Canyon includes 4 half day tours plus a full day tour to Kings Canyon (save 5%)
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AATKings Ochre Sightseeing Pass + Kings Canyon includes 4 half day tours plus a full day tour to Kings Canyon (save 8%)
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AATKings Ochre Sightseeing Pass includes 4 half day tours. (save 3%)
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The following passes are suitable for all levels of fitness:

Uluru Tour Passes – All Levels of Fitness
AATKings Piti Sightseeing Pass + Kings Canyon includes 2 half day tours plus a full day tour to Kings Canyon (save 9%)
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AATKings Piti Sightseeing Pass includes 2 half day tours (save 10%)
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AATKings Manta Sightseeing Pass includes 4 half day tours (save 18%)
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AATKings Wiru Sightseeing Pass includes 2 half day tours (save 10%)
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Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes

Uluru Hop On Hop Off Buses provide a cost effective option to get transport to visit Uluru and Kata-Tjuta. They have 1, 2 and 3 day passes as well as Kata-Tjuta and Uluru Return passes where you can do your own activities and they drop you off and pick you up according to their seasonal timetable. This is a great option if you want to get around to all of the sights independently without needing to hire a car!

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Alice Springs to Uluru Bus

If you need to transfer between Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon, AATKings and Emu Run Experience offer a selection of luxury coach transfers as detailed below.

Alice Springs Uluru Bus Transfers
AATKings Alice Springs to Ayers Rock Bus Transfer
(departs ~7am, arrives ~1pm)
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AATKings Uluru to Alice Springs Bus Transfer
(departs ~12.30-1pm, arrives ~7-7.30pm)
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Emu Run Uluru to Alice Springs or Return Transfer
(departs Alice Springs at ~6am, arrives Ayers Rock Resort at ~11.45am)
(departs Ayers Rock Resort just after sunset, arrives in Alice Springs around midnight)
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AATKings Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon Transfer
(departs ~12.30-1pm, arrives ~5-5.30pm)
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AATKings Kings Canyon Resort to Alice Springs Transfer
(departs ~11.15-11.45am, arrives ~6.30-7pm)
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AATKings Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock Transfer
(departs ~11.15-11.45am, arrives ~5-5.30pm)
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Uluru Travel Planning Resources

Check out our other articles below to help you plan your visit to Uluru, Alice Springs and Kings Canyon

Uluru FAQs

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