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The Northern Territory's Red Centre #4 best region to visit in the world.

Top 10 region awarded to The Red Centre, Australia. Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2019

No Australian holiday is complete without a visit to the Red Centre.
Home to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and many more natural wonders, The Red Centre provides an authentic Australian outback experience for visitors from across the globe.
It's not hard to see why Lonely Planet named the Red Centre as the number 4 region in the world to visit in 2019...

Video: Salty Wings at Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park 

A visit to the World Heritage-listed icon, Uluru, is a life changing experience. Once you arrive and witness the grandeur and stillness of ‘the rock’, it’s easy to see why it has immense spiritual significance for the Anangu Aboriginal people, and why it is considered the spiritual heart of Australia.

While the Red Centre is all about the age-old sights and surrounds, new on the itinerary is artist Bruce Munro's Field of Light – an outdoor light gallery made up of over 50,000 solar lights, which works with the natural environment to create a truly breathtaking experience. The exhibition closes in December 2020.

Tours frequently leave for other wonders such as Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings CanyonFinke GorgeOrmiston Gorge and Pound and Rainbow Valley.

You can visit the Red Centre all year round. The destination enjoys cool winters and dry, warm summers. There are regular flights into both Alice Springs and Uluru airports from most major Australian cities. 

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A three hour flight from Australia’s east coast and you'll land in the city at the centre of Australia, Alice Springs. A perfect basecamp for your Red Centre experiences. Alice Springs epitomises the Australian outback character, with some unexpected surprises. Full of waterholes, hot air ballooning, scenic flights, camel trekking and four-wheel driving all within easy access.


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