Audio tour 5 - Sunrise
- Location: On the road to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku | Duration: 1m50s
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Many people come to Uluru and Kata Tjuta to experience our spectacular sunrise and sunset.
A great place to watch the sunrise is from the viewing area at Talinguru Nyakunytjaku, which means 'to look from the sand dunes'.
You'll get to this viewing area from the roundabout before the Cultural Centre - it's well signposted. Look out for a second sign to turn and drive through the desert oak woodland to the car park.
From Talinguru Nyakunytjaku you'll get a fantastic panoramic view of Uluru and Kata Tjuta and the surrounding desert country as it wakes up to a new day. See the desert oaks gradually emerging across the landscape. Sunrise is also a great time for bird watching.
Make sure you arrive about half an hour before the official sunrise time to really take in the colour changes. Watch as the country changes from purple, to rusty browns and red as the sun comes up over Uluru. The colours are made by ash, dust particles and water vapour in the air. These take away the bluer light from the sun, making Uluru look redder at different times of the day.
Talinguru Nyakunytjaku has easy walking tracks with rest stops. There is a car park here and the tracks are made for wheelchairs. During the day it's a great place to come and spend some quiet time, fill up your water bottle, sit under a shade shelter or wiltja, have a picnic - and take in Uluru and the desert landscape.
I'll tell you a bit more about this landscape in our next tour.