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Central Australia

Uluru

Northern Territory

Uluru: Rock around the clock

Julietta Jameson There's no shortage of activities at our sacred monolith, writes Julietta Jameson.

Travel Insider

What is Australia's most iconic site?

Tourists pose for photographs before the Sydney Opera House

Jane E Fraser Which single icon says the most about Australia and what defines us?

Worldwide

How to beat the queues at the world's busiest attractions

Paris Eiffel Tower queues

Julietta Jameson reveals how to beat the crowds for 20 major sights from the Taj Mahal to the Tower of London.

Northern Territory

Adventures in Alice's wonderland

There's action aplenty, as Kerry van der Jagt discovers in our unofficial capital.

More stories on Central Australia

Special features

Australia

Places in the heart: Anthony Field

Big heart ... Anthony Field loves to share the spirit of Uluru with his kids.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is ''chill city'' for Anthony Field, aka the Blue Wiggle, who says visiting the red heart of the Northern Territory is like going on a retreat.

Australia

The iconic outback train trip

The Ghan

Australia's red centre may be vast and empty, but Lucy Rickard finds she can't take her eyes off it.

Photo galleries

Photos

The new Uluru

Sunset at World Heritage listed Uluru in Australia's Northern Territory with Uluru Camel Tours.

Fairfax photographer, Steven Siewert, travels to Australia's red centre in the the Northern Territory capturing a photographic essay on tourism at Uluru. Selected images available from www.

Photos

The red centre by train: on board the Ghan

Travelling through the heart of Australia on board the Ghan.

More photo galleries on Central Australia

Travellers Tips

Australia

Elsewhere, all to yourself

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia

The usual haunts may be booked solid but bargains await in places that go quiet in summer, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

Map of Central Australia

Travel News

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

Russia, St Petersburg, state Hermitage Museum.

9:37am | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

8:56am | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering a new type of business-class ticket to woo more business travellers.

Etihad to fly A380 superjumbo with luxury 'Residence' on Sydney route

JAMIE FREED 9:47am | Etihad Airways will launch A380 services on the Sydney-Abu Dhabi route from June 1 next year, in a move that will boost its capacity to Australia.

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

2:43pm | In a district made famous by the song Gangnam Style - women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

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