Even if you're not usually rocked by geology, put aside any reservations until you visit Uluru. 384 metres high, 10 kilometres in circumference, and concealing caves, cascades and rock art in its folds, this sandstone giant is at the heart of Australia in more ways than one.
The Intrepid Group were the first travel company to advise against climbing the worlds’ biggest rock because of its sacred significance to local Indigenous cultures. Besides, trust us when we say the views are better from down below. That Indigenous connection to country runs deep here, and its something we want to show you through a range of intercultural exchanges and experiences. As anyone from the NT will tell you, it’s the stories behind Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka that really bring these places to life.
We can take you from Uluru to Alice Springs, or if you prefer, Alice Springs to Uluru – it’s up to you! Either way, we’ll immerse you in the region’s rich history and give you a mind blowing Australian experience. Browse our wide range of Uluru tours and start planning your Red Centre adventure today.
Get a unique insight into this land through the eyes of Australia’s rich Indigenous culture. Intrepid works closely with Indigenous communities to develop ethical and authentic experiences that benefit communities and travellers alike.
Uluru might be this region’s best-known attraction, but it’s definitely not the only one. Here's a quick guide to some of the Outback's other great rock stars.
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
This grouping of 36 giant red rock domes lies 25 kilometres east of Uluru. A Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal tribe word meaning ‘many heads’, the tallest rock rises almost 550 metres above the surrounding plain.
An enormous gorge home to an all-natural Amphitheatre, 'Lost City', Garden of Eden and year-round waterhole, this is the undisputed highlight of Watarrka National Park.
West Macdonnell Ranges
Over 600 kilometres of craggy mountain ridges, scrubby grasslands, deep gullies and swim-friendly croc-free waterholes.
Tips for travelling in the Red Centre
Don’t underestimate the size of the Outback. Alice Springs’ airport might only be 13 kilometres away, but Alice Springs to Uluru is 463 kilometres. If you’re looking at a trip that flies in or out of Yulara (the closest airport to Uluru), you might be able to arrange flight for the same day the tour starts of finishes. If you're flying in or out of Alice Springs, you'll need to arrive the day before, and book outbound flights for the day after the trip finishes. Contact us for help with accommodation in Alice Springs before and/or after your trip.
The Red Centre isn't blisteringly hot all year. From June to August the weather actually gets cold at night, sometimes dipping below 0° Celsius. Pack a warm jumper or jacket.