Australia’s Red Centre is a magnificent, spiritual, striking region. International travellers make a point of visiting, but many Australians have not yet made the journey.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holds Australia’s most iconic rock and over 30,000 years of indigenous history.
Alice Springs offers red gorges and steep chasms, indigenous artwork and stories of outback resilience.
Kings Canyon, in Watarrka National Park, features 100m high sandstone walls, palm-filled crevices and views that stretch across the desert.
Uluru & Kata Tjuta
Learn about the indigenous history and witness the wonder of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holds Australia’s most iconic rock and over 30,000 years of indigenous history.
Watch the changing colours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) throughout the day, most spectacularly at sunrise and sunset. Walk about the base of Uluru and learn just a little of the Anangu connection to this majestic place.
Head out to Kata Tjuta for a walk through Walpa Gorge.
Visit the Cultural Centre to learn about Anangu culture and the park’s environment, and perhaps purchase some local artwork.
You’ll wonder why you put off your visit for so long!
The luxury desert basecamp of Longitude 131° offers exquisite accommodation, service, dining and touring. Wake up to the incomparable view of Uluru while lying in bed in your luxury “tent”. Dining at Longitude 131° sees a creative, contemporary Australian menu enjoyed with a view to Uluru. The finest premium produce is delivered to the Red Centre and combined with bush ingredients to offer guests a unique taste of Australia. Exclusive and authentic experiences around Uluru-Kata Tjuta are shared with only a few others. They will give you a deep insight into the indigenous history of the region and provide some unforgettable photo opportunities.
Tours featuring Longitude 131°:
Ultimate Outback Air Safari
Ayers Rock Resort
Ayers Rock Resort offers accommodation options for many tastes and budgets – from the award-winning Sails in the Desert and the modern Desert Gardens Hotel to Emu Walk Apartments, the choice is yours. A selection of dining options is available, from hotel buffets to dining atop a dune in the desert. Touring similarly has various options – from public tours to view the sunset, to private visits to the Patji homelands, we can help you create the perfect visit to the Red Centre.
Tours featuring Ayers Rock Resort:
Ultimate Wildlife Air Safari
Alice Springs and surrounds
Sometimes dismissed as “just” the closest town to Uluru, Alice Springs, known by traditional owners the Arrernte as Mparntwe, has much to offer.
In town, it’s mostly western history, with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air and the Telegraph Station all showing how life in the centre of Australia was, and still is, carved out.
Outside of town the natural and indigenous history is extraordinary - Tjorita (West MacDonnell National Park), Rungutjirpa (Simpsons Gap), Udepata (Ellery Creek), Angkerle Atwatye (Standley Chasm) can all be explored with knowledgeable guides to provide an insight into the local area.
Kings Canyon, in Watarrka National Park, is one of the hidden secrets of the Red Centre, made more well known by the movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
The Kings Canyon Rim Walk, best traversed early in the morning to avoid the desert heat, is magnificent. The 3 hour walk is quite challenging, particularly at the start, but well worth the effort if you can. As the sun rises, the sandstone turns a stunning array of oranges and reds.
Kings Creek Station
At Kings Creek Station, you can settle into your Drovers Dream glamping tent - each tent features beautifully appointed furnishings, a luxurious ensuite, reverse cycle air-conditioning, a deck with BBQ and your own fire pit.
Kings Creek Station lies 36km from the magnificent Kings Canyon (Watarrka) and is set amongst majestic desert oaks. A working cattle station with a focus on tourism, a range of accommodation is offered, from Camping, Bush Tents, Mort Conway Camp, Drovers Dream (our favourite) and Dreamtime Escarpment.