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US travellers going to Australia can claim themselves a free flight to the Outback

Heading to Australia? Now US travellers can get a free flight to the Outback so they don’t miss out on exploring one of the country’s most unforgettable spots.

A long road through the Red Centre. Image by ©Emma Shaw/Lonely Planet

Thanks to Tourism Northern Territory, travellers based in the US can book an Australian vacation with a number of participating travel operators and get free one-way flights from Australian cities to Darwin, Alice Springs, or Uluru.

Uluru is the most well known Australian landmarks. This place is also very important Aboriginal sacred site. Image by ©Stanislav Fosenbauer/Shutterstock

Most travellers tend to stay on the country’s east coast in cities like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. Since Australia is a massive country, that means getting to the Outback can be a bit of a task. Flying will bring them closer to Darwin, the Northern Territory’s capital city and gateway to the lush coastal Top End, or the iconic Red Centre, which is home to Australia’s most famous outback town Alice Springs, and to Uluru, home of one of the world’s oldest living cultures, dating back over 50,000 years. It’s a particularly good time to visit Uluru, as the artist Bruce Munro has announced the extension of his “Field of Light Uluru” installation at the spot.

The deal runs from 31 May to 31 July for travel that will occur before the end of the year. To redeem, travellers must book a trip with Down Under Answers, Aspire Down Under, Goway, Qantas Vacations or About Australia. Learn more about the offer at NorthernTerritory.com/us.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. Image by ©Emma Shaw/Lonely Planet

The Northern Territory is the perfect spot for travellers who want to sample more than Melbourne’s coffee or Sydney’s cultural offerings. There, travellers can explore the truly dramatic landscapes of the Outback – complete with incredible coastlines, staggering rocks, and vast terrain. Learn all about the Northern Territory here.