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BACKPACK AND SNORKEL TRAVEL GUIDE FOR Australia's Red Center - Australia's Red Center PURPLE GUIDE

This Backpack and Snorkel Travel Guide (Australia's Red Center Purple Guide) provides information about the best things to do in Australia's Red Center and ensures that you will be Making Memorable Moments on a relaxing vacation in Australia's Red Center.

 

After exploring Sydney, we flew direct to Ayers Rock Airport (AYQ).  At the airport you can either rent a car or, like many other people do, join a pre-booked guided tour.  If you rent a car, make sure that your car is always gassed up so that you don’t run out of fuel in the blazing sun and heat middle of nowhere.  There are occasional cars and tour buses that can help should your car break down or run out of gas, but generally, this is a lonely place in a large desert.

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Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Uluru at sunrise, Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Uluru, Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing The Olgas at sunset, Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing The Olgas, Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Kings Canyon, Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Kings Canyon at sunset, Australia

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Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing the Sydney Opera in Sydney, Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing a historical building in The Rocks in Sydney
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing a koala bear at Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing the Three Sisters rock formation in the Blue Mountains of Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains in Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) in Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Kings Canyon in Australia at sunset
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Aboriginals in Alice Springs in Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing a "do not swim" sign in Cairns in Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing a fish in the Great Barrier Reef outside Cairns in Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing a railcar of the Kuranda Railway in Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Cape Tribulation Beach in Daintree National Park in Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel
Map of Australia's Red Center with the main attractins
Photo of Uluru taken from an airplane

Desert Gardens Hotel

 

We booked a room for one night in the Desert Gardens Hotel.  The hotel is a less than 10min drive from the airport through the orange red desert.  What a difference the hotel makes.  It is a green oasis with a pool.  It was kind of a weird but super enjoyable feeling to spend some time in the pool during the mid-day heat – in the middle of this gigantic desert!

As far as I know, the hotel has been renovated since we visited and the rooms look much nicer these days. 

Photo of a hotel room in the Desert Gardens Hotel near Uluru, Australia
Photo of the pool from our hotel room in the Desert Gardens Hotel near Uluru, Australia
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Our Australia Travel Guide has detailed information about the individual destinations, links to their locations in google maps, reviews and websites (if available).

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Photo of the red half desert near Uluru taken from a landing airplane
Photo of Uluru taken from Ayers Rock Airport
Photo of Uluru
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing a camel ride in Alice Springs, Australia
Australia Travel Guide by Backpack & Snorkel showing Aboriginals in Alice Springs, Australia

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