5 Reasons to Visit Australia's Red Center

5 Reasons to Visit Australia's Red Center

For many, Australia is synonymous with beaches, sun, and surf. While this is true, you shouldn't forget about the equally superb and surprising Red Centre. Explore this Outback region by campervan, 4x4 ou motorhome, and you will find just as many thrills and adventures as the coastline, if not more! Here are 5 great reasons to visit The Red Centre of Australia, according to australia.com. 

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1-      Uluru

Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is without doubt a must-see in Australia. This several million years old gigantic monolith is situated in a stunning desert environment. Considered a sacred Aboriginal site, Ayers Rock creates its own light show, changing color throughout the day and ending with an intense red during the sunset. Position your camp or motorhome facing this majestic rock and take in the sunset and sunrise. 

 ayers rock


2-      The Field of Light

Set in the heart of the Northern Territory, more than 50,000 solar-powered stems crowned with glass spheres light up sunset and glow throughout the night. In keeping with the desert's vast scale this is Bruce Monro's largest Field of Light installation to date, with the brightly colored light stems covering an area the size of four football fields!

Inspired by Uluru, Monro created this project as an artwork to be experienced, not just looked at, there are a number of ways you can get up close and personal with this amazing spectacle. There is an experience for all tastes, a simple night visit, a tour by camel or helicopter, or if you are a morning person, try a sunrise in the Field of Light. The installation can be visited until March of 2017. 

Click here for a preview of what's in store: http://www.brucemunro.co.uk/installations/field-of-light/


3-      Unparalleled Dining Experience

If you've never seen the stars from the desert, that alone is an amazing sight. Come nightfall, a million stars light up the sky with exceptional clarity. Sound of Silence is a four hour experience that begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The menu is inspired by traditional Australian bush tucker including crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong and, after dinner, the resident 'star talker' will decode the southern night sky. 

 uluru chameaux


4-      Unique Tours

Scenic Helicopter Tour: Walking around the base of Uluru is beautiful but it won't let you fully appreciate the scale and size of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the national park surrounding it. To take in the full 360 degree views, take to air and tour it by helicopter. From the sky you can see Uluru, the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and Lake Amadeus. 

Desert Awakenings Tour: This is the perfect introduction to Uluru. Starting at day-break, the tour starts with a traditional Aussie breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, tea, coffee and homemade damper with Golden Syrup followed by a guided tour at the base of Uluru including Kuniya and the Mutitjulu waterhole. 

Camel tours: Uluru Camel Tours will take you on an unforgettable journey through red dune country with Uluru and Kata Tjuta as a stunning backdrop. Though, if getting atop a camel doesn't appeal but you'd like to say hello, the Camel Farm is open all year round for visitors to come and explore the camel museum and saddlery. 

Kings Canyon Day Tour: Kings Canyon is located within the Watarrka National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. It's about 306 kilometres (190 miles), from Uluru and is a great example of Australia's rugged outback. The canyon is 270 metres (885 feet) deep, and at the bottom you will find a tropical oasis that you won't find in other parts of the country. 


5-      First-Hand Aboriginal Experiences

One of the most memorable Aboriginal experiences you can have is to learn about traditional bush tucker from the local people. As you explore the country you will learn how the local tribes lived in such a hot desert climate and survived on a variety of bush seeds and animals. You'll even get the chance to meet some of the local reptiles.  
To further your journey and knowledge of the local indigenous tribes, the Cave Hill day tour is the perfect option. Cave hill tour is an Indigenous cultural experience that will provide you with an insight into everyday Aboriginal life. The tour is an eight to nine hour fully guided 4WD tour that will take you into the heart of the Pitjantjatjara Lands of Central Australia. Your Anangu tour guide is a traditional owner of Cave Hill and will tell you all the stories relating to their traditional homeland. Highlights of the tour are the magnificent cave paintings, learning about traditional food gathering and the preparation of desert bush tucker, and the 360-degree panoramic view from the top of Cave Hill.

If you are interested in one of these fabulous experiences, get in touch soon, as reservations fill up fast!

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