Uluru & Northern Territory

At a glance

  • Uluru at sunrise and sunset
  • Vast national park wildernesses
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Uluru & Northern Territory holidays

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Awesome and remote Outback landscape

The Red Centre is the Australia of most people’s imagination. This is the home of the Outback – red dust, empty tracks, unique wildlife and big characters; and the land of Uluru – a giant sandstone formation rising boldly out of its seemingly stark landscape. Perhaps more than anything, this is the land of ‘Dreamtime’ and the part of Australia most in touch with its Aboriginal culture.

  • Uluru will be a once-in-a-lifetime destination - if you have the time, it's definitely worth the detour to the centre
  • An early start is justified for a sunrise view of Uluru. For a sunset view, try the Sounds of Silence dinner - local food and wine against a backdrop of Uluru and Kata Tjuta
  • After Uluru there's a whole lot more to the Red Centre, including Kings Canyon with its stunning rugged scenery
  • Learn the enchanting creation stories around the Aboriginal Dreamtime and see rock paintings of Dreamtime legends
  • At the right time of year, the gorge at Katherine and waterfalls at Kakadu are spectacular

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +9½ hours

Capital:

Darwin

Currency:

Australian Dollar

Flying time to destination:

Darwin 17¾ hours, Alice Springs 24 hours

More facts

When to visit

Jan

Recommended

Good time to escape

Feb

Recommended

Good time to escape

Mar

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Apr

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

May

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Jun

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Jul

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Aug

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Sep

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Oct

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Nov

Recommended

Good time to escape

Dec

Recommended

Good time to escape

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Discover Australia & New Zealand 2016

Kuoni Insider

From my time living in Sydney I have a few tips for exploring the city. Firstly, if you don’t wish to climb the Harbour Bridge it is well worth visiting Pylon Lookout at ‘The Rocks’ end of the bridge.

As well as the wonder that is Uluru, the lesser known Kata Tjuta, formerly called The Olgas, is also well worth a visit. Although only a short period of time is needed to visit the Red Centre, no visit to Australia is complete without it.

Stephen Glover