Four days travel, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (1/4), Sunset at Uluru

Sunrise and Sunset over an ancient and spectacular rock in the middle of Australia, this is what I’ve been keen to see in Australia.

Now we are approaching it.

uluru from plane

Photo taken from a flight from Alice Springs Airport to Ayers Rock Airport (above)

We arrived at Ayers Rock Airport at 2:35 PM. As soon as we arrived, we moved to a service desk of Rental Cars to get a car-key that we had booked prior to this travel. Booking in advance is highly recommended due to high demand here. There was a long queue and it took about one hour to obtain the key..


Ayers Rock Airport is small..


After reaching Desert Garden Hotel (information in, firstly we went to Supermarket located in Ayers Rock resort to buy necessities such as water bottles, foods for 2nd day morning.

Then headed to Uluru Sunset Viewing area.

ticket Uluru-Kata Tjutanational park

Please note that you need to purchase a ticket at the gate of the national park which is located between Ayers Rock resort and Uluru. We bought Visiter Pass (3days) :25AUD/Adult.



The first point to view the sunset at Uluru

Uluru sunset

It was stunning..



Uluru After Sunset

We stayed there after the sunset as there was beautiful combination of Uluru and the moon.


Uluru with the moon

Only the silhouette of Uluru also made a good picture.


16 Sep. 2016 @ Uluru, Australia

Detailed Itinerary:

1. Arrive at Ayers Rock Airport afternoon.

2. Get a rental car.

3. Move to Hotel and purchase water bottles and foods including next breakfast as necessary.

4. Drive to Uluru Sunset Viewing Area to see Sunset (Depart from Hotel 1-1.5 hour prior to Sunset time).

5. Return back to Hotel and have dinner.

2 comments Add yours
  1. Hello,

    I’m a passionate traveler as well and came across your blog. I’m going to Australia in a few months and I’m trying to plan out certain details.

    If you don’t get a rental car and just stay in Ayers Rock, is it easy to walk to from the resorts?

    Also I was wondering what your Uluru ticket looked like from the other side of it? Does it have a picture of the Uluru rock?

    Was there any replica Uluru rock models for sale? And did Sydney have any Opera House models for sale?

    Did any of the sites in Sydney print out a nice photo ticket of whatever you were seeing (the bridge, water tour, Opera House, etc)

    thanks for your time,

    1. Hello,
      Thank you for commenting.
      It is difficult to move by walk from the resorts to Uluru/Ayers Rock. You will need to take shuttle services or tours.
      Within Ayers Rock resort area, you may walk depending on which hotel is used. There is shuttle bus available as far as I check.

      I remember that there was no picture on the other side of the ticket. I did not look for any replica of Uluru rock nor Opera house when I was there, so I’m afraid that I have no memory about those. Tickets may not have a photo but there will be free travel brochures with nice photos.
      Hope you will have a nice trip!

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