Luxury in the remote Outback
The ultimate guide to amping up your glamping experience in Australia's Red Centre.
When you think of Australia’s outback you probably imagine tumbleweeds and sweaty bushwalks. You think of taking a campervan and making up your itinerary as you go. But do you think of luxury? Probably not – so get ready to have your world flipped! Here’s a glamorous side of the NT you’ve never seen before.
Kings Creek Station Dreamtime Escarpment Tents
These brand new luxury lodgings opened this year and are the ultimate glamping experience. The perfect base for exploring the epic Kings Canyon, these “tents” (if you can call them that) are kitted out with air-conditioning, ensuites and a private deck to enjoy a glass of red while you watch the sunset.
No expense was spared when this deluxe eco-camping hotel was created. The result is a truly unique way to experience Uluru. Guests have uninterrupted views of the mighty Uluru from their rooms where modern and classic furnishings meet Indigenous art and native textures. Of course a visit to Uluru would be incomplete without dining under the stars and watching traditional dances at the world famous Table 131.
Red Ochre Spa
Explore Uluru in the morning; relax with a massage and facial in the afternoon. Indulge in a little pampering at Red Ochre Spa, located within Sails in the Desert Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort. Why? Because you can, that’s why.
Nothing compares to seeing the Northern Territory via the Ghan Railway. There’s an old world luxury to be found on this historic train. It winds its way from Adelaide, through the Red Centre and to the tropical north. Along the way there’s the option to take other great tours and experience nature at its best. You’ll see the MacDonnell Ranges and the domes of Kata Tjuta/The Olgas before heading north to the stunning Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) and finishing in Darwin.
Lavish at Lasseters
Lasseters is your go-to destination for a luxe Alice Springs holiday. Set at the base of the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, Lasseters has 4 ½ star suites, a resort-style pool, day spa, four restaurants, four bars and access to Alice’s golf course just next door. If you feel the need to ever leave this place, they also provide complimentary bikes to explore Alice Springs. And let’s be real – that bike ride will be a good excuse for a massage!