Uluru, Australia < Back
Australia has many must-see attractions but the most spiritual option is Uluru and the Red Centre. Take the classic Ghan Train from Adelaide and 24 hours later, through bush and desert, you roll into Alice Springs.
From here, you can pick up competitively priced three-day tours to take in the wonders of the Red Centre, including Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Kings Canyon (where the drag queens from 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' stood triumphantly at the end of their journey). But it's Uluru/Ayers Rock, that is the main attraction. This 348m-high sandstone rock is sacred to the Aboriginal people so instead of climbing it, try the 10-km walk around the base to really get a sense of the enormity and see the rock formations right up close. Return at sunset to see the ever-changing colours as the light changes.