Australia’s Red Centre

Located in the remote central region of the country, Australia’s Red Centre offers the unforgettable chance to experience Aboriginal culture and witness the breathtaking panoramas of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Mount Olga). From the friendly settlement of Alice Springs to the outstanding natural features of the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon, the Red Centre also offers a multitude of unique outdoors experiences. Visitors to the Red Centre can go hiking on the spectacular Larapinta Trail, go camel-riding in the Simpson Desert or drive the remote Red Centre Way through gorges, dunes and waterholes. The region’s unique landscape can also be enjoyed on the epic Ghan train line which runs through the region from Darwin to Adelaide.


What you’ll love most about Australia’s Red Centre

  • Marvel at the iconic silhouette of Uluru, the massive sandstone monolith rising from the desert landscape of Australia’s Red Centre, revered as a sacred site by Indigenous Australians and offering mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views, guided walks, and cultural experiences
  • Venture to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), a series of ancient rock formations located near Uluru, where towering domes, deep gorges, and desert vegetation create a stunning natural landscape perfect for hiking, photography, and spiritual reflection
  • Journey to Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park, home to towering sandstone cliffs, lush palm-filled gorges, and breathtaking panoramic views over the rugged outback, offering hiking trails, scenic helicopter flights, and guided tours to explore its natural beauty and cultural significance
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Indigenous culture of the Red Centre through guided tours, cultural experiences, and storytelling sessions with local Indigenous guides, who share their knowledge of the land, Dreamtime stories, and traditional bush tucker practices, providing insights into ancient customs and beliefs
  • Experience the Field of Light art installation by renowned artist Bruce Munro, where 50,000 illuminated stems light up the desert landscape near Uluru, creating a breathtaking visual spectacle that celebrates the beauty of the Red Centre and the enduring spirit of the outback
  • Spend a night under the stars in the remote outback of the Red Centre, where clear skies and minimal light pollution offer unparalleled stargazing opportunities, allowing you to witness the brilliance of the Milky Way, constellations, and celestial phenomena against the backdrop of the desert horizon

Where to Book

  • Exploring Glen Helen Gorge in West MacDonnell Ranges National Park west of Alice Springs - Tourism Australia

  • Exploring Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory - Tourism Australia

  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk in Australia's Northern Territory - Tourism Australia

  • Uluru Segway tour - Tourism Australia

  • Longitude 131 Yulara, Northern Territory - Baillie Lodges

  • Glen Helen Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, west of Alice Springs in Australia's Red Centre - Tourism Australia

  • Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park in the evening - Tourism Australia

  • Fine dining experience enjoying views of Uluru - Tourism Australia

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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