Uluru & The Red Centre

Why you should visit The Red Centre

  • Stay at Longitude 131 and see the changing colours of Uluru from sunrise to sunset
  • Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre for an insight into Aboriginal art then chat with local artists at local galleries
  • Walk around the base of Uluru to bring to life this sacred site and its ancient stories
  • Explore the mighty cliffs of the Kings Canyon and the rugged beauty of the surrounding gorges and valleys

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See the beauty and vastness of the Australian Outback, punctuated only by Uluru, from a hot air balloon. Traditional owners look after the land over which the balloon flight takes place which is outside of the National Park and is an area unchanged by humans with no cattle stations, no mining and only a few tiny bush tracks.

A little more about The Red Centre

A visit to Australia's Red Centre will present you with the deep red colours of dusk and the subtle orange of dawn displaying the outback and the sacred sites of Uluru and the Olgas at their very finest. Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park is a World Heritage Site, owned by the local Anangu Aboriginal people and managed by Parks Australia in cooperation with them. Uluru, known for many years as Ayers Rock, holds a significant place in the Anangu people's creation stories and laws, which are known as Tjukurpa and many of these stories relate to how the ancestral beings formed the Rock.

The angular ridges and dry creek beds of the MacDonnell Ranges also provide some of the oldest landscape in the world. This region remains as it did 60 million years ago.

When to go to Australia's Red Centre

The best time to visit is between June and September when you should experience clear skies and minimal rainfall. From October to May daytime temperatures can often reach 45°C or more and sightseeing is advisable in the very early morning or late evening in order to avoid the heat of the day. Night time in the desert tends to be cold to freezing! 

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