As the name suggests, this is Australia’s driest region, a vast scrubland where Alice Springs, at the heart of Australia, is the access point for Uluru, Kata Tjuta, the Macdonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. The Macdonnell Ranges are located west of Alice Springs and the area has everything you could dream of. Ranges, gorges and waterholes abound, with gorgeous scenery, beautiful flora and fauna and an area perfect for hiking. The area is so popular as it’s very accessible, being so close to Alice Springs and there are lots of facilities. Simpsons Gap is easy to get to, either with or without transport. Take a picnic, it’s a lovely spot and there are some walking tracks and picnic facilities when you get there. Look out for the black-footed rock wallabies that reside their on the rocky slopes.
Red Centre holidays are where you will encounter Uluru, Kata Tjuta and The Olgas, among many other attractions. The Red Centre is the informal name given to the southern desert region of the Northern Territory of Australia and it’s the oxidized iron in the soil that gives the area its distinctive red colour, so recognisable the world over. The monolith that we know as Ayers Rock (Uluru) is of course Australia's most recognisable natural icon and is of significant cultural importance for the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Anangu people. A holiday to Uluru is an adventure like no other, so take time to really explore this cultural and stunning region of Australia. Enjoy a fascinating guided walk around the rim of Kings Canyon. The views and the scenery are worth the walk to the top. Especially the Garden of Eden and Amphitheatre.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is located 440 kilometres by road south-west of Alice Springs and encompasses both Uluru and the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. When exploring the base of Uluru, there are a number of excellent walks, including the Uluru Base Walk and the Kuniya Walk. The Valley of the Winds Walk winds through the domes of Kata Tjuta and includes spectacular lookout points. Do not miss watching the sun rise or set over one of the world's most famous landscapes, a truly spine tingling activity as you watch the shifting colours in the desert light. Ideally, we recommend taking a tour with an Aboriginal guide as this will ensure you make the most of your visit. They will explain the spiritual significance of the landscape.