Kings Canyon, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Mitchell Cox 2017
紅土中心路線七日旅程甫開始已相當精彩，日出時乘坐內陸熱氣球公司（Outback Ballooning）的熱氣球在高空欣賞愛麗斯地區的完美山脈景致。日出之前，穿梭巴士會從住宿地點接載您前往距離市鎮以南15公里（9英里）的歐文泉保護區（Owen Springs Reserve）。飛越上空60分鐘，慢慢欣賞腳下有若巨幅油畫的漂亮景致。留意有沒有鮮艷的虎皮鸚鵡（澳洲本土鸚鵡）成群在身旁飛過，有沒有袋鼠在腳下的沙漠草旁跳過。查看更多
Day 2: Alice Springs and the West Macs
Before heading deeper into the desert, indulge in a hearty breakfast at one of Alice's best casual eateries, Page 27. It's a delightful, bustling café much loved by the town’s creative crowd. Afterwards, gaze upon bright, bold and modern Aboriginal art at Papunya Tula Artists and Mbantua Gallery, both in the car-free Todd Mall precinct, before getting into your hire car (you'll need a 4WD for a later section of this trip).
In the afternoon, drive 50 kilometres (31 miles) out of town and take the short, scenic walk to Standley Chasm, where you can watch the formation's steep walls blaze red in the afternoon sun.查看更多
Day 3: Alice Springs to Kings Canyon
Rise early to begin your drive back into the desert. After about 1.5 hours you'll reach arrive at Ormiston Gorge, a tranquil spot known for its ghost gum trees and waterhole carpeted in white sand. Spend your morning relaxing here before exploring one of the site's stunning bushwalks. Try the five-hour Ormiston Pound Walk or for a shorter option, follow the 20-minute Ghost Gum Lookout trail, which offers stunning views over the gorge. Stock up with lunch or car snacks from the gorge's kiosk and return to your car, which you'll need to engage in 4WD mode from here.
The winding Mereenie Loop on the Red Centre Way, which runs from the West Macs to Kings Canyon, will be the slowest (and most exciting) stretch of road you’ll travel. It's only 225 kilometres (140 miles) long, but the drive takes about 4.5 hours (alternatively, turn your 2WD around and follow the Lasseter Highway to Kings Canyon; note that this will take about 7.5 hours).查看更多
清早起床踏上帝王谷步行山道（Kings Canyon Rim Walk）。步行徑長6.4公里（4英里），可觀賞全砂岩懸崖、崖縫的棕櫚樹、谷底和沙漠的懾人景色。步行徑起初的一段很陡峭，接著的路依峽谷崖面伸延，引落至伊甸園（Garden of Eden）的水坑和迷失之城（Lost City）的風化岩層。如果想要更休閒的選擇，全長2.6公里（1.5英里）的國王溪步道（Kings Creek Walk）擁有令人嘆為觀止的景色。
Return to the Red Centre Way and spend the morning driving 321 kilometres (199.5 miles) south to Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Check in to Ayers Rock Resort, which offers everything from campsites and serviced apartments to luxury accommodation at Sails in the Desert and Longitude 131.
Devote the afternoon to seeing rock dome formation Kata Tjuta, meaning "many heads". The best walk at the site is the 7.4-kilometre (4.6-mile) Valley of the Winds trail. This loop leads through towering rocks into a valley bedded with soft green grass. It’s challenging but rewarding; pack plenty of water and fly repellent for the journey. For a shorter stroll, choose the 2.6-kilometre (1.6-mile) Walpa Gorge walk, which is especially stunning in the afternoon when sunlight fills the gorge. In the evening, have dinner under the stars at the Sounds of Silence experience, in which you'll sit at a shared, open-air table with uninterrupted views of Uluru. After dinner, a "star talker" will guide you through the astronomical stratosphere twinkling above your table.
Watch the rising sun light up Uluru on a dawn camel trek with Uluru Camel Tours. Then contemplate the rock over a breakfast of authentically brewed bush tea, otherwise known as billy tea, and freshly baked beer bread (you guessed it, that's bread flavoured with beer).
Next, get close to Uluru by strolling the 10.6-kilometre (6.6-mile) base walk around the rock’s circumference. Nothing compares to witnessing this glowing monolith up close. At almost 350 metres (1,150 feet) high, the rock is taller than France’s Eiffel Tower. Start on the Mala trail, alongside a lodge guide. The one-kilometre (0.6-mile) walk delves into the rock’s Aboriginal creation stories, focusing on a totem animal important to the hearts of the local people: the tiny mala kangaroo (which you first met in the Desert Park at Alice Springs). The guided walk also explores Uluru’s geological features and finishes at Mutitjulu Gorge, a peaceful waterhole.查看更多
Next, begin the 445-kilometre (277-mile) journey back to Alice Springs, making your first stop at the Mount Conner lookout, which offers sweeping salt lake views. From a distance, this horseshoe-shaped mountain looks quite like its famous red rock neighbour, hence its nickname "Fooluru"; it’s been known to dupe many visitors.
Once back on the road, keep an eye out for native emus, the second tallest bird species in the world. When you're just 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Alice Springs, pull in at the Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve. Twelve craters formed at this site when a meteor hit the Earth’s surface 4,700 years ago. Then, detour off the highway just before you reach Alice to see the scenic sandstone bluffs and cliffs of the Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve, which forms part of the mountainous James Range. The valley's multi-coloured bands often sparkle in the late afternoon sun – a salute to the end of your voyage.