Essential Information

Central Australia is a region of contrasts full of vibrant colours, spectacular scenery and magnificent landscapes in every direction; its attractions are plentiful but can be separated by hundreds of kilometres. A place to take stock and unwind, whilst the timeless beauty gently pervades your senses and invades your soul.

A semi-arid region, with four distinct seasons, Central Australia is rich in mining and pioneering history and is a land strong in Aboriginal culture; Central Australia will provide you with an experience that you will always remember!

A visit to Central Australia contains many elements, from the cultural to the natural. There are many places to visit including: Alice Springs, West and East MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru (Ayres Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Kings Canyon, Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region, Coober Pedy and places in between.

  • Uluru Hop On Hop Off

    Uluru Hop On Hop Off has been providing first-class, personalised service to visitors from across the world for over 20 years. The Uluru Hop On Hop Off team have an enormous amount of local knowledge and have a friendly and flexible approach to the business. Visitors can be picked up from their Hotel or accommodation. […]

  • DIY Tourguide

    If you are an independent self-drive traveller intending to discover Central Australia, then DIY Tourguide is for you. Developed and recorded by an experienced professional tour guide, DIY Tourguide currently offers informative tours along the most popular tour routes, with local insights and stories by Outback characters and experts. Purchase one of their 2 CDs, or download […]

  • Alice Springs Walking Tours

    Discover the history, culture and heritage of the most famous town in Australia with Alice Springs Walking Tours. Take a leisurely 90-minute stroll through Alice’s CBD with their experienced and knowledgeable guides and learn about this fascinating place. On the way you’ll peer into Alice’s historic past, both recent and ancient, visit her heritage buildings, […]

  • Tourism Central Australia

    Tourism Central Australia will help you get the most out of your holiday in the Red Centre. Visit their website or speak to the experts at a local Visitor Information Centre. Look for the official blue and yellow “i” sign to find your nearest accredited Information Centre. Their friendly staff can help plan your itinerary, […]

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service

    Since 1928 the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has provided 24-hour emergency medical services to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia. Discover what it’s like to be inside one of the aircrafts and check out a replica fuselage of a Pilatus PC12. There is a large display of historic medical equipment and a […]

  • Pigglys Supermarket, Takeaway and Bottle-shop

    Pigglys is Alice Springs oldest running Supermarket with a takeaway food shop and bottle-shop under the same roof. Their takeaway menu includes homemade beer batter fish and chips, a range of burgers including the BIG PIG (Only if you can handle it!) They also have a variety of home cooked dishes varying daily including curries, […]

  • Central Land Council

    The Central Land Council represents and provides services to Aboriginal traditional owners and residents of Central Australia. Aboriginal people collectively own more than 417,000 square kilometres of freehold land across the southern half of the Northern Territory. Permits are required. Please check with the Central Land Council before you go bush. Contact Details Address 27 […]

  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP)

    The Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) is a nationwide program, which aims to give tourism operators across Australia the ability to apply for ‘Australian Tourism Accreditation’ online and become an ‘Accredited Tourism Business’. Accreditation provides both consumers and industry with an assurance that the accredited tourism business is committed to quality business practice and professionalism. […]

  • Alice Springs Commercial Broadcasters

    Alice Springs Commercial Broadcasters are the “Sounds of the Centre”, incorporating Tourist Gold 98.7 FM; Alice Springs’ local 8HA; and the Centre’s hit music Sun 969 FM. Tourist Gold 98.7 FM, hits for hitting the road!, is your station for easy listening, music from the past, and the stories and history of legendary Territorians. 8HA […]

  • Alice Springs Airport

    The Alice Springs Airport is the beginning of your perfect adventure in Central Australia, hosting daily flights to and from most of Australia’s capital cities. Located 15km from the town centre, the airport has free parking for your first 10 minutes in their short-term car park, great rates for the undercover long-term car park, and […]