Red Centre Way touring itinerary

The Red Centre Way, formerly Pioneer's Way, links Australia's world renowned 'red heart' landmarks of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tujta (the Olgas) and Watarraka National Park (Kings Canyon). Explore the region with this five-day itinerary.

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Five-day itinerary: Red Centre Way

Day One

Alice Springs to Glen Helen, 130kms. Hire a campervan or 4WD in Alice Springs. There are many natural attractions along the way such as Simpsons Gap Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Big Hole and Ormiston Gorge. For more information on Alice Springs check out our Alice Springs travel guide.

Day Two

Glen Helen to Kings Canyon 260kms. Depart Glen Helen and travel on the unsealed (and occasionally rough) Mereenie Loop to Kings Canyon, where 300m sheer cliff faces and a palm fringed swimming hole are the special highlights.

Day Three

Kings Canyon to Uluru, 300kms. Start the morning with the Kings Canyon Walk for breathtaking views over the red landscape. Travel on to Uluru and learn about the Aboriginal custodians of this land at the cultural centre.

Day Four

Rest day at Uluru. See the sun rise over Uluru. Maybe book a seat on a scenic flight over the rock or ride around it on a Harley. For more information check out our Uluru attraction guide.

Day Five

Uluru to Alice Springs, 445kms. Join an Aboriginal-guided tour to learn about the area from this ancient perspective and then return to Alice Springs via a stop at Rainbow Valley, a massive standstone formation of coloured bands.

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