Australia’s Red Centre

World Heritage-listed Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. Located in the heart of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park commonly known as Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru is an ancient landscape, rich in Australian indigenous culture and spirituality.

Uluru is approximately a six hour drive southwest of Alice Springs. There are a range of different tours you can choose from that take you around the Northern Territory’s major attractions including Alice Springs, Uluru, Watarrka National Park and Kings Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Another way to experience Australia’s Red Centre in comfort and luxury is on The Ghan, a legendary rail journey from Adelaide to Darwin which stops at Alice Springs and offers a side journey by coach to Uluru.

Unforgettable experiences in the Red Centre.

  • Sounds of Silence Dinner – Dine under the stars in the desert against the backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, tucking into gourmet outback food
  • Uluru at Sunrise – Be amazed at the colours that appear on Ayers Rock as the sun rises. What a way to start your day.
  • Take a walk with an Aboriginal guide and learn about ancient traditions and stories from the Dreamtime.
  • See it from the skies by helicopter or hot air balloon.
  • Ride across the ochre coloured desert on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or on the back of a camel.
  • Field of Lights – More than 50,000 stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres bloom as darkness falls over Uluru.

    Where to stay

    Ayers Rock Resort is 20km from Uluru and provides a variety of accommodation options to suit your budget there is the luxury 5-star resort Sails in the Desert or 4.5-star Desert Gardens Hotel but if outback charm is what you are after the 3.5-star Outback Pioneer Hotel is for you.

    As a guest at one of Ayers Rock Resort Hotels you have access to all the facilities the resort has to offer; swimming pools, Resort Town Square shops, petrol station, tennis courts, visitor centre, tour desk and more.  If you are catering for yourself, you can pick up supplies at the Supermarket at the Resort Town Square. Your stay includes a FREE Indigenous Activities Program, return Ayers Rock Airport transfers and free use of Ayers Rock Resort shuttle bus service.

    Be sure to head over to the Outback Pioneer Hotel to Taste Australia’s pioneering past, as you enjoy a beer and some outback delights at the do-it-yourself Outback BBQ, and swap stories of your day’s adventures.

    How to get there

    Jetstar have just announced as of 3rd August 2018 they will be flying direct between Brisbane and Uluru 3 times a week. They currently fly direct from Sydney.

    Qantas fly direct from Sydney a few times a week.

    Virgin Fly direct from Sydney 4 times a week.