Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia? If you're planning to go to Red Centre, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia

Based on the climate and weather in Red Centre, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Red Centre, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia by month

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January

January is sweltering. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

February in Red Centre can be sizzling. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

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March

Traveling to Red Centre in March, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you visit Red Centre during April, you might notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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May

May in Red Centre is a perfect temperature and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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June

June in Red Centre is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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July

July in Red Centre is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

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August

August in this region is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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September

September in this region is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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October

October for Red Centre is really hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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November

If you visit Red Centre during November, you might see that it is consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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December

If you visit Red Centre during December, you might find that it is scorchingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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Activities for Red Centre, Northern Territory, Australia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Red Centre.

If you go to Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you go to the Museum of Central Australia, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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