Discover the Red Centre within a three-hour flight from the east and south coast cities of Australia, choose to easily connect to Alice Springs or fly to Ayers Rock Airport, located next to the dual-listed World Heritage site of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Alice Springs is your base camp for adventure: dotted with wild waterholes for swimming, world-class biking and hiking trails, historic sites to explore and native wildlife experiences all within easy access of the town that homes an impressive range of accommodation options. Every visitor to Uluru (Ayers Rock) will attest that pictures just don’t do it justice.
Majestic Ancient Wonders
It’s a region full of ancient culture and majestic natural wonders including Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), which neighbours Uluru and Kings Canyon and can be reached within a few hours’ drive. Feel on top of the world as you walk along the towering red rock cliffs of Kings Canyon and take in views of the forest of palms below. Watarrka National Park is only three hours’ drive from Uluru, and is home to the mighty Kings Canyon – a majestic destination featuring 300 metre high sandstone walls, palm-filled crevices, and views that stretch across the desert. More than just a day trip destination, Watarrka National Park has a range of walking trails, 4×4 tracks, camel tours and accommodation options ranging from camping to resort-style rooms. Boasting some of the best views of the night sky you can only get in the Outback, enjoy a unique outback dining experience Under a Desert Moon.
Visit at sunrise or sunset for a spectacular sight as Uluru transforms from ochre to burnished orange and intense red. For the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu, World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holds a special cultural significance where earth and memories exist as one. What better way to enjoy the Northern Territory’s iconic landscapes than by combining them with world-class dining experiences?
For an unforgettable trip, step aboard The Ghans, a train connecting Alice Springs and Darwin. Darwin is home to a sparkling harbour , WWII history and its Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, make it an adventurers’ paradise. At the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, sample international cuisine from over 60 food stalls, including Indonesian, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Turkish, Greek, Cambodian, and Japanese just to name a few. Savour a sunset as you sail on the sparkling blue waters of the Arafura Sea on a harbour cruise.