Short Breaks: Australia’s Red Centre

Short Breaks: Australia’s Red Centre, Photo Credit: Travel NT

This edition’s domestic short breaks feature examines the untouched beauty of Australia’s red centre.

Flying into Ayers Rock Airport you’ll realise just how remote you are, the airport acting as the centre of civilisation.

The nearby accommodation offers luxury, mid-range, and even camping options for the
more adventurous travellers. You’ll only need a couple of days to see Uluru, but if you want to truly take it all in, there’s much more that can be done. Here’s the best attractions in the region.

Catch the sunrise & sunsets, but be warned the early starts may make you want to nap during the day. Most of the hikes shut down in the morning so you’ll need to be at Uluru by 6am to
see the sunrise, then start your trek before they close the tracks on hotter days.

Kata Tjuta
It’s almost like watching something out of an old Western, but more impressive. You’ll
need to allow some extra time to reach Kata Tjuta from the resort as it can take
up to an hour to drive. Luckily there’s a range of walking trails to uncover and it’s worth the trip.

Kings Canyon
You’ll want a vehicle to get from Uluru to Kings Canyon as it’s a steady four hour trip. During the drive, we recommend pulling over along the highway to take in the views of Mount Connor. When you reach Kings Canyon the trek around the rim take a few hours but provides some amazing views and the opportunity to descend into the canyon.

Photo Credit: Travel NT
Photo Credit: Travel NT

Alice Springs
As the closest urban area to Uluru, Alice Springs is still a six hour drive away.
If you only have a few days to spare, we wouldn’t recommend the drive, as it will surely take up most of your free time. If you do have the time, there will be plenty of chances to see the glory of the Outback.

No matter how you wish to do your Outback trip, there are a number of tourism options that will cater to your tastes including camel, helicopter, motorcycle and bus tours to take in the stunning views.

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