A woman walking on top of Kings Canyon at sunrise © Tourism NT/Mitchell Cox 2017

Alice Springs to Uluru: a 7-day road trip on the Red Centre Way

Written in partnership with Tourism Northern Territory

Alice Springs to Uluru: a 7-day road trip on the Red Centre Way

Girl in a hot air balloon looking out over Alice Springs © Tourism NT/Laura Bell 2017

Ballooning over the Red Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Laura Bell 2017

Man jumping over rocks at Glen Helen Gorge © Tourism NT

Glen Helen Gorge, Red Centre, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Did you know?

Ellery Creek Big Hole was created by thousands of years’ worth of floods. It’s now the most popular and picturesque swimming spot in West MacDonnell National Park.

Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Red Centre, NT © Tourism NT

Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Watarrka from above © Tourism NT/Matt Glastonbury

Watarrka National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/ Matt Glastonbury

Walking tip

Remember to glance down as you walk: Kings Canyon was underwater during prehistoric times and marine fossils are visible in the pink-hued rock underfoot.

Sounds of Silence, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, NT © Tourism NT

Sounds of Silence, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre,  © Tourism NT

Uluru, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Red Centre, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Picture this

In the morning, Uluru changes from a muted colour to a vibrant glow, in a scene that – depending on the temperature – is often crowned in mist.

Mount Conner, Curtin Springs Station, Red Centre,  © Tourism NT

Mount Conner, Curtin Springs Station, Red Centre, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

This article was written in partnership with Tourism Northern Territory. For more information about road trips in the Northern Territory, go to northernterritory.com.

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