See & Do

Touring the spectacular landscapes of Central Australia is far more than a sightseeing holiday: it’s an adventure, an escape, and a time of personal discovery.

You are in awe as the first light of day turns the grey monolith of Uluru /Ayres Rock a deep, smouldering red. You are dwarfed by the thirty-six brooding, domed rocks of Kata Tjuta / the Olgas: you marvel at how the Devils Marbles balance silently and precariously, as they have for millennia. You stand on the red cliffs of Kings Canyon, gazing down into the fresh pools of blue water, surrounded by its garden of prehistoric cycads.

It’s all here, waiting for you to experience, explore and enjoy – please see a list of tours and attractions below.

 

Shopping

Central Australia provides a unique array of shopping experiences, not available anywhere else in the world!

You can satisfy your retail therapy needs at a range of galleries, museums, shopping centres, boutiques, convenience stores and even opal mines!

The souvenir and gift options are as varied, functional and ornamental as they are endless, they include: unique, original pieces of Aboriginal and contemporary art; tents, swags and sleeping bags; outback clothing, including Akubra Hats and Drizabone coats; didgeridoos and Aboriginal desert artifacts; and of course, opals!
Some of Central Australia’s many shopping options are listed below for your convenience.

  • Standley Chasm

    Standley Chasm (Angkerle Atwatye) is an inspiration regardless of either the weather or the time of the day, but the Chasm is at its most dramatic an hour either side of noon on a sunny day. Then the sheer walls glow from reflected sunlight to create a breath-taking display of stark form and rich colour. […]

  • Pyndan Camel Tracks

    Pyndan Camel Tracks is the only camel riding tour operator in Alice Springs. A sunset camel ride against the backdrop of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs is a signature Red Centre experience. During the camel ride you will often see Australian animals like kangaroos and other native wildlife as you experience the true beauty […]

  • Professional Helicopter Services

    Professional Helicopter Services. If you’ve done the amazing Uluru Base and Kata Tjuta walks, and driven to all the spectacular viewing areas, you haven’t seen these natural wonders from all angles. To see it all you need to get a bird’s-eye view of these iconic rock formations with Professional Helicopter Services. PHS have scenic flights […]

  • Outback Tour Services

    Whether you want to experience Australia’s outback in luxury, or do it on a budget, Outback Tour Services will find the perfect fit, with their unparalleled range of touring options. They offer everything from scheduled tours to private or group charters, including their award-winning Disability Camping Tours. All enjoyed with their friendly, experienced, fully-accredited outback […]

  • Outback Quad Adventures

    Outback Quad Adventures offer more than a quad bike adventure, they offer a fun experience for all. Outback Quad Adventures is the sole tour operator on Undoolya Station, the oldest working cattle station in the NT, just 15 minutes from Alice Springs. Superior care is provided by local, experienced guides and tours travel through a […]

  • Outback Ballooning

    Outback Ballooning provides a high quality, fun and totally safe ballooning experience. They are Australia’s only balloon company specialising in remote Outback operations. With 30 years’ experience, and around 250,000 satisfied customers, it is one of the longest established ballooning businesses in Australia. Their Tourism Accreditation audited quality assurance program ensures that individuals, tour companies, inbound […]

  • Outback Elite Tours

    Outback Elite Tours will provide you with an unforgettable outback adventure, with personal touch. Discover the Red Centre with this award-winning tour operator specialising in VIP, private and small-group tours. Owner-operated and fully-accredited, Outback Elite Tours can take you to the famous landmarks of Uluru, Kata-Tjuta or Kings Canyon, or off the beaten track, in […]

  • Olive Pink Botanic Garden

    The Olive Pink Botanic Garden was founded in 1956 by Miss Olive Muriel Pink as the Australian arid region’s flora reserve. The Olive Pink Botanic Garden was opened to the public in 1985 and there are now over 600 central Australian plants represented in the garden, 145 of these occur naturally within the rocky hill […]

  • NT Soaring

    Experience the thrill of a silent soaring flight above the Central Desert with NT Soaring. A must-do adventure when you visit Alice Springs! An exhilarating winch launch which will get you to more than 1000 feet above the ground in a matter of seconds, you will enjoy the best views Alice Springs has to offer […]

  • The Women’s Museum of Australia

    The Women’s Museum of Australia is one of two women’s museums in Australia. It is dedicated to preserving the place of women in history for their special contribution to Australia’s heritage and was founded by Molly Clark of Old Andado Station in 1993. The museum has been based in the Old Alice Springs Gaol since […]