A few months ago I wrote an Australian Bucket List because although I’ve seen a lot of Sydney since moving to Oz I’ve mainly been skirting around the edges of this massive, fascinating place. The sheer size and variety of Australia’s landscape is something that is sometimes revealed to me as I fly over the country on route to the nearest continent thousands of miles away. But from previous experience I feel that you only start to understand this country when you stop to check out the middle.

This Thursday I’m flying to Uluru. Since getting a glimpse of the magnificent Red Centre of Australia a few years ago I’ve longed to go back and explore it further. I’ve also longed to take my Aussie partner back with me. Like many Aussies he has never had a chance to explore this side of his country and I cannot wait to see his face as we drive along red dirt roads towards a rock that holds such significance.

This opportunity is thanks to Austravel, the award-winning Australia travel specialists, who got in touch to help me realise these dreams. After discussing my interests and style of travel they’ve put together a fantastic 5 day itinerary that involves some self-driving mixed with phenomenal experiences like the Sounds of Silence star-gazing dinner. Everyone in their travel centre has been to Australia and has first hand knowledge of what experiences to do and when. Armed with their recommendations we feel fully prepared to make the most of our time in the Red Centre.

Outback moodboard made using

Outback moodboard made using

We’ll be staying at the 5-star Sails in the Desert whilst at Uluru and at The Wilderness Lodge in Kings Creek for the 2 nights we’ll be spending in Kings Canyon. We’ll be rising before the sun to catch the outback in its best light and will no doubt enjoy a glass of bubbles or two when the time comes to watch it set.

I cannot wait to capture on camera and try to distill into words the magic of this area and I’m really looking forward to digging a little deeper into centuries of Australian history and culture. I hope you’ll come with me on this journey of discovery.

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(Massive thanks to Austravel for this opportunity. More details of my exact itinerary will follow in due course but in the meantime click here to find out more about Austravel’s Red Centre Holidays.)


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I'm a full time blogger with a passion for travel and interiors. A travel blogger for 12+ years, I took a course on interior styling during the pandemic when travel was not an option. I now run 2 Instagram accounts - @jayneytravels, which covers authentic, affordable luxury escapes and @ourtravelhome which is all about decorating our new build home with a modern rustic style.


  • Angie Silver
    September 28, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Seeing Uluru is one of the best things I’ve done while travelling, have an amazing time!
    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

    • Jayne Gorman
      September 28, 2015 at 9:49 am

      Thank you so much. We cannot wait!

  • Kirsten
    September 29, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Uluru was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had (and not just in Australia) so I’m excited to follow along on your trip!

    • Jayne Gorman
      September 29, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      I’ve got my camera and notepad at the ready!

  • Michelle
    October 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Aaaw so jealous! I wanna see it so bad, it’s definitely on my bucket list!

    • Jayne Gorman
      October 5, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      It’s so worth the trip!


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