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.

  • 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 […]

  • Desert Dwellers

    Desert Dwellers is a locally owned, independent store offering quality camping equipment plus great customer service to make you a very happy camper. Whatever you want, whether it’s swags, billys, tents, solar panels, car fridges, camp ovens, stoves or torches, Desert Dwellers has the stock to suit your camping needs. You can choose from over […]

  • Arlpwe Art and Culture Centre

    The Arlpwe Art & Culture Centre (pronounced Arlboe) was officially opened on 27th June 2008 in Ali Curung, Northern Territory, Australia. The traditional owners of this land belong to Katetye language group, with Allawara, Warlpiri and Warramungu being the three other language groups that form the community. The Arlpwe Art and Culture Centre’s members feel […]

  • Araluen Cultural Precinct

    The Araluen Cultural Precinct includes art galleries and a theatre, the Museum of Central Australia, including the Strehlow Research Centre, the Central Australian Aviation Museum, Central Craft, Yaye’s Café, and a host of significant public works of art and Arrernte sacred sites. The heart of the precinct, the Araluen Arts Centre operates as the visual art and performance hub of Central Australia, presenting an […]

  • 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, […]

  • Alice Springs School of the Air

    The Alice Springs School of the Air is the world’s largest classroom, covering more than 1.3 million square kilometres (502,000 square miles). Learn about this unique first-of-its-kind school at the Visitors Centre, one of the most popular attractions in Alice Springs, and gain an insight into remote education through the Visitor Centre. Set up as […]

  • Alice Springs Reptile Centre

    The Alice Springs Reptile Centre is home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia. They display an extensive range of reptiles including Terry the Saltwater Crocodile, huge Perentie Goannas, Thorny Devils, Frill-neck Lizards and many other fascinating lizards including a varied selection of NT Geckos from the Alice Springs region, Barkly and the Top […]

  • Alice Springs Expeditions

    Alice Springs Expeditions caters for travellers with a sense of adventure who are keen to explore some of the lesser known regions of Central Australia. Travel in comfort in their Land Rover Discovery 4WD through this ancient landscape to locations rarely visited by tourists.   Your guide, John Stafford, has been exploring Central Australia for […]

  • Alice Springs Desert Park

    Alice Springs Desert Park is as distinctive as the Australian desert itself – a truly unique experience that continues to captivate and educate travellers from every corner of the globe. There’s much more to deserts than meets the eye and visitors are astonished by the life and beauty they discover on their journey through the […]

  • Lasseters Hotel Casino

    Crowne Plaza Lasseters is the centre of entertainment in Alice Springs. You’re spoilt for choice with six dining options, including the Juicy Rump Bar and Grill, with a covered deck that has the best views in Alice Springs; Tali serving contemporary Australian and Asian cuisine with a hint of the Outback; Tempo, offering gourmet tapas […]