Discover Australia’s Red Centre and the awe-inspiring landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. Soak up Aboriginal culture and rugged natural beauty on classic outback journeys; drive the Red Centre Way, hike the Larapinta Trail, ride a camel in the Simpson Desert or take the Ghan train journey from Darwin or Adelaide.
Red Centre Attractions
After what could be an exhilarating start to the Ashes, you’ve a few days to spare in Red centre between tests. So it’s time to make the most of a range of the local activities and attractions. Head for Uluru, an ancient landscape, rich in Australian indigenous culture and spirituality, or Alice Springs, which is a hub for Aboriginal art.
World Heritage-listed Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic symbols. Located in the heart of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru is an ancient landscape, rich in Australian indigenous culture and spirituality. There are many ways to experience the majesty of Uluru and the beauty of this unique desert landscape. Take a walk with an Aboriginal guide and learn about ancient traditions and stories from the Dreamtime. See it from the skies by helicopter or hot air balloon. Ride across the ochre coloured desert on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or on the back of a camel.
Alice Springs is a hub for Aboriginal art, pioneer history and quirky outback events like the Henley-on-Todd Regatta. See Uluru-Kata Tjuta on a camel or Harley Davidson or with a gourmet dune top dinner. Explore Kings Canyon, West MacDonnell Ranges, Simpson Desert and Devils Marbles on journeys like the Red Centre Way, Larapinta Trail and Explorers Highway.
Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory. Sitting at the western end of the George Gill Range, Kings Canyon is approximately midway between Alice Springs and Uluru.
Travel from Australia’s south to north on one of the world’s greatest train journeys. Board in Adelaide and watch South Australia’s rolling green hills make way for desert, the rusty Red Centre and finally the tropical splendour of the Top End. Or get on in Darwin and witness the landscapes in the opposite direction. Explore the famous outback towns of Alice Springs and Katherine on a whistle stop tour. Visit sacred Aboriginal sites around Alice Springs or take a scenic helicopter flight over Simpsons Gap. Cruise down the Katherine Gorge, canoe down Katherine River or choose from other tailored Ghan adventures.
Notes on visiting Red Centre
Adelaide Local Time
+9.5 Hours GMT
You require a valid passport and visa for the duration of stay
Highest Average: 23°
Lowest Average: 11°
Last updated July 19th, 2017