The classic Australian outback landscapes of the Red Centre in the Northern Territory are easily reached from the town of Alice Springs, which is itself well connected by aeroplane and rail, as well as being a stop on The Ghan passenger train. One of the most celebrated sights of the Red Centre is Uluru (Ayers Rock). Situated 450km from Alice Springs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this natural monolith is sacred to the Aboriginal people. Alternatively, explore the spectacular rim of Kings Canyon in Wattarka National Park, another sacred Aboriginal site with cliffs more than 300 metres high. For a special experience, take a scenic flight or helicopter ride over the area for a remarkable aerial view of the landscape.