Ultimate Guide to Unforgettable Uluru Day Tours for 2021

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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.

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 Travel Planning Resources

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

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

Uluru FAQs

Below are FAQs that most people ask when they are planning to visit Uluru. Click on each FAQ to learn more.

Uluru Tour Operators

The major options to book your tours for Uluru and surrounds are as follows:

AATKings Tours in Uluru

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.

Where we have recommended specific AATKings tours later in this article you can easily book them directly through our website! When you click our AATKings links you will see a pop up where you can directly book with them.

Click here to check out the AATKings tour options from Uluru

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Get Your Guide Tours in Uluru

Get Your Guide is a reputable tour aggregator who make it easy to book all of your Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs tours through a single online booking agent.

You can easily book your AATKings, SEIT Outback Australia and other smaller tour operators through Get Your Guide, including segway tours, camel tours and scenic helicopter flights around Uluru.

Click here to check out the Get Your Guide tour options for Uluru

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 either book directly with the tour operator, via tour aggregators like Get Your Guide or direct with the tour provider using our Redzy pop up booking options.

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 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 Tours
Uluru Sunrise and Kata-Tjuta 5 Hour Coach Tour
Click here to check out and book this tour direct with AATKings
Uluru Sunrise and Field of Light 2 Hour Coach Tour
Click here to check out and book this tour direct with AATKings
Note that there are limited places to visit the Field of Light, and tickets can sell out many months ahead, so book this activity as early as possible.
Uluru Sunrise Segway Guided Base 5 Hour Tour with Breakfast
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Highlights Small Group Tour with Picnic Breakfast 3 Hour tour by SEIT Outback Australia 
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Sunrise Camel Safari and Freshly Baked Damper 2.5 Hour Tour
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes, daily timetable typically includes sunrise, morning, midday, mid afternoon (not in summer) and sunset options
Click here to check out and book directly with Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours
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 Tours
Kata-Tjuta Sunrise and Valley of the Winds 5 Hour Coach Tour
Click here to check out and book this tour direct with AATKings
Kata-Tjuta Small Group Sunrise 5 Hour Tour with Picnic Breakfast
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes and the Kata Tjuta Sunrise Pass include a Kata Tjuta sunrise viewing and either Walpa Gorge (1 hour) or Valley of the Winds (3 hour) Walk (not escorted)
Click here to check out and book directly with Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

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 Tours
Uluru Sunset 1.5 Hour Coach Tour plus BBQ Dinner under the stars
Click here to check out and book this tour direct with AATKings
Uluru Small Group Guided 5 Hour Tour with Sunset Refreshments by SEIT Outback Australia
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Sunset Guided Segway Quarter Base Small Group 5 Hour Tour with Evening Nibbles
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Sunset Small Group Camel Safari and Evening Nibbles 2.5 Hour Tour
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes, daily timetable typically includes sunrise, morning, midday, mid afternoon (not in summer) and sunset options
Click here to check out and book directly with Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

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 Tours
Kata-Tjuta Sunset 2.5 Hour Coach Tour
Click here to check out and book this tour direct with AATKings

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.

Other Uluru Tours
Uluru Astro 2.5 Hour Stargazing & Astronomy Tour including Ayers Rock Resort Transfers
Click here to check out and book direct with Uluru Astro Tours
Uluru Base Segway 2.5 Hour Tour (no transfers)
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Base Segway 2.5 Hour Tour with Ayers Rock Resort Transfers
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Base Bicycle Ride (3 hours) (no transfers)
Click here to check out and book this activity direct with Outback Cycling
Uluru Base Bicycle Ride (3 hours) with Ayers Rock Resort Transfers
Click here to check out and book this activity direct with Outback Cycling
Dotpainting Workshop with local Anangu artists at the not for profit Maruku Regional Art Centre (1.5 hours)
Click here to check out and book this activity direct with the Maraku Regional Art Centre
Uluru Guided Trek of Uluru Base in a Small Group 6 Hour Tour by SEIT Outback Australia
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes, daily timetable typically includes sunrise, morning, midday, mid afternoon (not in summer) and sunset options with stops at Mutijulu Waterhole, Kuniya Piti, Mala Carpark and Cultural Centre
Click here to check out and book directly with Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

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.

Uluru to Kings Canyon Day Tours
Kings Canyon and Outback Panoramas Coach Day (12 Hour) Tour
Click here to check out and book this tour direct with AATKings
Kings Canyon 15 minute Helicopter Flight (from Kings Canyon Resort Helipad)
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Kings Canyon 3 Hour Walking Tour (from Kings Canyon Resort)
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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 Helicopter Tours
Uluru & Kata-Tjuta 25 minute Helicopter Experience (including transfers)
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru 15 Minute Helicopter Experience (including transfers)
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Uluru & Kata-Tjuta 36 minute Helicopter Experience (including transfers)
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Lake Amadeus, Uluru & Kata Tjuta 1.5 hour Helicopter Tour (including transfers)
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
Kings Canyon 15 minute Helicopter Flight (from Kings Canyon Resort Helipad)
Click here to check out and book this tour through Get Your Guide
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%)
Click here to check out and book this pass direct with AATKings
AATKings Ochre Sightseeing Pass includes 4 half day tours. (save 3%)
Click here to check out and book this pass direct with AATKings

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%)
Click here to check out and book this pass direct with AATKings
AATKings Piti Sightseeing Pass includes 2 half day tours (save 10%)
Click here to check out and book this pass direct with AATKings
AATKings Manta Sightseeing Pass includes 4 half day tours (save 18%)
Click here to check out and book this pass direct with AATKings
AATKings Wiru Sightseeing Pass includes 2 half day tours (save 10%)
Click here to check out and book this pass direct with AATKings

Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 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!

Other Uluru Tours
Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus 1, 2 and 3 Day Passes, daily timetable typically includes sunrise, morning, midday, mid afternoon (not in summer) and sunset options with stops at Mutijulu Waterhole, Kuniya Piti, Mala Carpark and Cultural Centre.

There is a sunrise Kata-Tjuta option which includes include a Kata Tjuta sunrise viewing and either Walpa Gorge (1 hour) or Valley of the Winds (3 hour) Walk.

Click here to check out and book directly with Uluru Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

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)
Click here to check out and book this transfer direct with AATKings
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)
Click here to check out and book these transfers through Get Your Guide
AATKings Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon Transfer
(departs ~12.30-1pm, arrives ~5-5.30pm)
Click here to check out and book this transfer direct with AATKings
AATKings Kings Canyon Resort to Alice Springs Transfer
(departs ~11.15-11.45am, arrives ~6.30-7pm)
Click here to check out and book this transfer direct with AATKings
AATKings Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock Transfer
(departs ~11.15-11.45am, arrives ~5-5.30pm)
Click here to check out and book this transfer direct with AATKings

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You are welcome to join the Uluru Travel Planning Facebook Group – it is a great resource to enable you to ask questions about your upcoming trip to Uluru!

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