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.

  • 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.

  • 37℃
  • 35℃
  • 33℃
  • 29℃
  • 23℃
  • 20℃
  • 20℃
  • 23℃
  • 28℃
  • 31℃
  • 34℃
  • 26℃
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

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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