Red Centre Travel Guide


Photo of Red Centre Photo: Sean Santos/Tourism Australia

Plan Your Red Centre Vacation

The light in the Red Centre—named for the deep color of its desert soils—has a purity and vitality that photographs only begin to approach. For tens of thousands of years this vast desert territory in the south of the Northern Territory has been home to Australia's Aboriginal people. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a great symbol in Aboriginal traditions, as are many sacred sites among the Centre's mountain ranges, gorges, dry riverbeds, and spinifex plains.


Red Centre Hotels

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Red Centre Restaurants

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Things To Do

Things To Do in Red Centre

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Red Centre Experiences

  • Climbing the Rock...or Not

    There's only one trail that leads to the top of the rock. Though many people visit Uluru with the explicit intention of climbing it, there... Read more

  • The Heartland

    For most Australians the Red Centre is the mystical and legendary core of the continent, and Uluru is its beautiful focal point. Whether... Read more


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