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.

  • The Museum of Central Australia

    The Museum of Central Australia is based in the heart of Alice Springs. It tells the story of the region’s unique natural history, following the evolution of the landscape and the fascinating creatures that inhabited it. From the big bang to the present day, meteorite fragments, fossils and interpretive displays detail the geological history of […]

  • Mbantua Fine Art Gallery and Cultural Museum

    Mbantua Gallery is a leader in the field of Australian Aboriginal Art. If you are looking to buy Aboriginal Art, then you have arrived at the right spot. They have been proudly supporting the Aboriginal artists of Central Australia, and especially the Utopia region, since 1987. Regular bush trips to visit the artists ensure that […]

  • Maruku Arts

    For over 30 years Maruku has operated as a not-for-profit art and craft corporation, owned and operated by Anangu. Approximately 900 Anangu artists, belonging to over 20 remote communities across the Central and Western Deserts, make up the collective that is Maruku. The name, Maruku, literally means “belonging to black”. This is because Maruku is owned […]

  • Kulgera Roadhouse

    Welcome to the Kulgera Roadhouse, the closest hotel, and pub to the geographical centre of Australia. If you’re traveling to Alice Springs, Uluru or Kings Canyon, make sure you stop at Kulgera roadhouse for an ice-cold beer or stay the night and enjoy a delicious meal at their bistro. If you’re sick of driving, stay the night at […]

  • The Kangaroo Sanctuary – Alice Springs

    Chris (‘Brolga’) Barns  first established the Baby Kangaroo Rescue Centre in Alice Springs in 2005, then built The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs, a 188-acre wildlife sanctuary for rescued orphaned baby kangaroos and adult kangaroos, which opened in 2011. Their mission is to educate and encourage people to rescue and care for kangaroos and other wildlife and […]

  • Ikuntji Artists

    Ikuntji Artists is a member-based, not for profit, Aboriginal art centre. It is situated in the community of Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji) and has a board of seven Indigenous directors all of whom live and work locally. Haasts Bluff has a population of around 150 people. Ikuntji Artists is registered charity with both DGR and PBI status, which means you […]

  • Hermannsburg Historic Precint

    Wurtai (welcome) to Hermannsburg (Ntaria), Western Aranda country. Experience a truly remarkable part of Central Australia’s history. Wander around the old Lutheran Mission and get a glimpse of life as it was for the early pioneers and their families. Learn about how the European settlers and local Aranda people built a thriving community, despite many […]

  • Henley-On-Todd Regatta

    The Henley-On-Todd Regatta, the only dry riverbed race in the world, is held in the Todd River in Alice Springs, every year in the third Saturday in August. It’s the “oldest and craziest event in the Territory” and everyone can join in the fun! Simply pay your entry to the Regatta. You can enter as […]

  • Fly Uluru

    To get a totally different perspective of the Outback, take to the skies with Fly Uluru. What better way to cover the vast distances than by air, with your pilot as your tour guide? Whether you choose to fly with Ayers Rock Helicopters or Ayers Rock Scenic Flights, you’ll have an unforgettable experience to make […]

  • Emu Run Experience

    Established in 2001, Emu Run Experience is based in Central Australia. They are a locally owned and operated tour company which specialises in Premium Day Tours and Private Charters. Their friendly guides love the Outback and sharing the beauty of the Australian Landscape with travellers from all over the world. They take pride in being […]