The Red Centre
Nowhere embodies Australia’s iconic outback like the Red Centre. Explore wide open spaces, dramatic gorges, see unique Australian wildlife and learn about Australia’s Aboriginal people, one of earth’s oldest living cultures.
Tucked in between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges you’ll find the quirky town of Alice Springs. This charming outback town is the perfect base to explore the region. You’ll find wildlife, desert waterholes, Aboriginal culture and so much more.
Travel west to see Uluru (Ayers Rock), the spectacular singular rock formation in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The iconic red monolith is breathtaking, especially when lit by dramatic red-and-violet lights of the rising or setting sun. Stay overnight in the resort town of Yulara. Learn about Anangu’s cultural significance at the Uluru Cultural Centre.
The Top End
Head further north to explore tropical lush landscape in the Northern Territory’s vibrant Top End. Visit Darwin, the Northern Territory’s multicultural capital city, to enjoy the relaxed, tropical lifestyle. In August, take part in the Darwin Festival, a diverse arts, music and food festival that celebrates the city’s indigenous, Asian and Pacific cultures.
Travel east to Kakadu National Park, a region of incredible natural beauty with wetlands, savannah woodlands, dramatic coastline, diverse wildlife and Arnhem Land indigenous culture.
Major airlines serve Alice Springs, Ayers Rock (Uluru) Airport and Darwin. Regional flights and the historic Ghan Railway reach other smaller towns around the state. Driving is the best way to explore the state but ensure you are well equipped for your travels. Wide open spaces await, so make sure you have all the essentials packed. It’s important to remember that is important to keep hydrated, know the conditions and dress to the season.