Visit the Red Centre
A trip to Australia's Red Centre offers a vast window into the iconic Outback experience. It is majestic, silent and splendidly isolated. Iconic Uluru and the monumental Olgas, both sacred to the local aboriginal people, are the Red Centre's most recognisable landmarks, while the famous outback town of Alice Springs and the gorges and waterholes around King's Canyon are also a magnet for visitors.
Top itineraries in Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs
Discover the city sophistication of Sydney, the monolithic beauty and Aboriginal culture of Uluru and the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
This 21-day tailor-made itinerary combines the best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. You'll explore New Zealand's world-famous glaciers and remote fjords with a self-drive before discovering Australia's sacred Ayers Rock, stunning beaches and delightful waterside cities.
Either side of this all-inclusive rail journey through the Outback, you’ll sample the wines of the Barossa Valley and enjoy a luxury safari in the wilds of Australia's Top End.
Top places to stay in Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs
Perfectly positioned for sunrise and sunset views over Uluru, Longitude 131º offers exclusivity and luxury in this uniquely Australian destination.
Vatu Sanctuary offers indulgent chic among Alice Springs' frontier severity. Featuring just four garden-ringed private residences, it's the ideal escape, beautified by a series of stunningly colourful indigenous murals.
The Doubletree by Hilton offers excellent accommodation and beautiful views of the MacDonnell Ranges yet is only a short walk from the centre of town.
Where to go in Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs
King’s Canyon is a mighty 270-metre deep chasm located within the Watarrka National Park, 310km west of Alice Springs and 300km north-east of Uluru. This important conservation area of rock holes and gorges is a magnificent oasis in the desert.
Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous outback town. The area surrounding this isolated outpost is a mixture of cavernous gorges, endless desert landscapes and remote aboriginal communities.
When to go to Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs
The Red Centre’s semi-arid climate is one of extremes. In summer (December to February), temperatures range between 20ºC and 35ºC and flies are an almost constant nuisance. Spring and autumn are pleasant, while in winter (June to August), night time temperatures can sometimes fall below freezing. Rain, when it comes, arrives in heavy bursts, but you can expect dry conditions throughout most of the year. Wildflower season reaches its peak between September and October.
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