Four of us decided to make the trip to the much thought-of Red Centre of Australia, in June. We rented a 4WD in Alice Springs and drove to lots of places on our way to Uluru, before flying out of Yulara. At the time, it was around the same price to include a stopover in Sydney on the way back to Brisbane as a standard return flight, so we went for that option. During our time out there, we had an appreciation of the remoteness and vastness of the Australian outback. We stayed a few nights in Alice Springs and drove around to places such as Stanley’s Chasm, Emily Gap and the Desert Park. The park was a great place to see some of the wildlife that are so hard to come by in the endless outback such as: lizards, kangaroos, emus, snakes and hawks. We then drove the Mereenie Loop, through Aboriginal land and came out near Yulara. There were so many things we saw, but everything seems to be a long way from each other apart. The must sees for us included King’s Canyon (in some ways more impressive than The Grand Canyon), the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and Uluru (Ayers Rock). Sunsets and sunrises in this part of Australia are unforgettable.