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4WD driving towards Glen Helen

Red Centre WayAlice Springs – Uluru – Kings Canyon

Discover Australia’s icons and explore further on an unforgettable road trip along the Red Centre Way.

Drive from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Watarrka National Park to see the highlights and venture further into the heart of Australia.

Take an adventure road trip and explore the diverse landscapes of the Red Centre. Uncover the raw beauty of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka/Kings Canyon. Follow the Red Centre light trail with Field of Light, Wintjiri Wiru and the Discovery Light-Towers. Travel through the waterhole-dotted stretch of the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell Ranges, including a short section of unsealed road. If travelling by two-wheel drive take the completely sealed loop option instead.

To make the most of this incredible journey allow at least six days. Remember to plan your trip with these road safety tips before starting your Northern Territory drive adventure.

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Suggested itinerary




Day 1

Alice Springs to Glen Helen


Day 2

Glen Helen to Kings Canyon


Day 3

Explore Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park

Day 4

Kings Canyon to Uluru


Day 5

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Day 6 (optional)

Uluru to Alice Springs


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