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Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs

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.


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Top itineraries in Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs

Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

The Ghan & Kangaroo Island

13-day tailor-made rail holiday from £6,315 pp incl. flights

Travelling from south to north, this tailor-made trip marries one of the world’s greatest rail journeys with tropical Darwin, Adelaide’s heritage and the wildlife of Kangaroo Island.

Uluru / Ayers Rock, Northern Territory, Australia

Sydney, Uluru & the Great Barrier Reef

15-day tailor-made holiday from £3,805 pp incl. flights

Discover the sophistication of Sydney, the monolithic beauty and Aboriginal culture of Uluru and the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. This is Australia at its iconic best.

The Ghan

The Ghan Expedition: wilderness to wines

15-day tailor-made luxury rail journey from £8,395 pp incl. flights

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.

Port Douglas beach, Queensland, Australia

Australia and New Zealand Discoverer

21-day tailor-made holiday from £5,305 pp incl. flights

Combine the highlights of two spectacular countries, from New Zealand's mighty glaciers and remote fjords to an Australian road trip exploring stunning beaches, waterside cities and iconic Uluru.

Top places to stay in Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs

Longitude 131º

Longitude 131º, Uluru

Contemporary lodge

Perfectly positioned for sunrise and sunset views over Uluru, Longitude 131º offers exclusivity and luxury in this uniquely Australian destination.

Vatu Sanctuary, Alice Springs

Vatu Sanctuary, Alice Springs

Small & intimate hotel

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.

Swimming Pool, Sails in the Desert

Sails In The Desert

Traditional resort

Something of a contrast with the rugged Uluru landscape, the soaring white canvas sails and recently refurbished five-star interior offer guests the best in luxury.

The Ghan, Australia

The Ghan

Luxury train

Regarded as one of the world's greatest rail journeys, The Ghan takes you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Australia.

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Where to go in Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs

King’s Canyon

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

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.

Uluru, Northern Territory


Uluru is Australia's most recognisable natural symbol, a place rich in Aboriginal heritage where the myths and legends of the Dreamtime come to life. Explore it's enigmatic beauty with our collection of tailor-made holidays.

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When to go to Red Centre: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Alice Springs

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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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