Central Australia contains some of Australia’s most famous natural wonders in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Watarrka (Kings Canyon), and others that should be, such as Toritja (West MacDonnell Range National Park), Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), and Palm Valley. This unique part of the world offers spectacular landscapes and unique plants and animals, but itís also rich in history, Aboriginal culture and arts, and has something for everyone.
Drive through ancient landscapes, stop and explore the gorges and valleys, swim in lush waterholes, walk Kings Canyon and experience the spectacular sunrises and sunsets at Uluru. Experience some of Australia’s most exciting drive routes at your own pace taking in the awe inspring, ever changing landscapes of Central Australia.
Don’t miss these bucket list experiences
As distinctive as the Australian desert is – Desert Park is a truly unique experience that continues to captivate and educate travellers. There’s much more to deserts than meets the eye.
Award-winning Uluru Camel Tours is one of the largest working camel farms in Australia operating five tours per day. It is now home to over 60 working camels.
Outback Ballooning has been operating in Alice Springs since 1986 and is one of Australia’s longest established ballooning companies. They operate every day, weather permitting.
The Heritage Precinct consists of 16 significant buildings and a cemetery on 2.5 hectares of land. Historic buildings to discover and many diverse and fascinating stories of life on the Mission.
An initiative of the Alice Springs-based Road Transport Historical Society Inc., a community-based volunteer organisation dedicated to the preservation of Australia’s unique road transport heritage.
Located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. The Women’s Museum of Australia aims to recognise the place of women in history, and particularly the role of women in Australia’s development.
Alice Springs Reptile Centre is a privately operated reptile centre and environmental education facility. It contains the largest collection of reptiles in the Northern Territory.
With spectacular views over Coober Pedy, the Big Winch has been a popular attraction and meeting place for visitors and locals since it was built by Claus Wirries in the early 1970’s.
Peruse the Araluen Collection and its 1,100 artworks that reflect the vitality and variety of works of art from the region
Alice Springs School of the Air is an integral part of children’s lives in the Australian outback. Connecting with these children, hearing their stories of life on the land, and their achievements.
Daily short rides through to unique overnight experiences there is something to suit everyone in our seasonal program to explore the many wonders of Central Australia.
Alice Springs Helicopters, the leading provider of commercial helicopter services in Central Australia, is based at Alice Springs Airport. Also operates scenic flights out of town beside the Crown Plaza Lasseter’s.
Wright’s air has been operating scenic and charter flights from William Creek, the nearest settlement to Lake Eyre since 1992. Specialises in flights over the world-famous Lake Eyre and the spectacular Anna Creek Painted Hills.
A camel ride against the backdrop of the beautiful West Mac Donnell ranges is the signature of the red Centre experience- a must for the whole family (the kids will love it) or for that romantic outing, or memorable shared experience among friends.
Professional Helicopter Services is one of Australia’s leading helicopter companies operating from bases in Melbourne, Gold Coast and Central Australia.
Curtin Springs is a special part of Central Australia, owned by a family who have made this remote place their home. providing 27 accommodation rooms, campground, fuel, store and great homestyle meals for visitors.
In your own time, at your own pace – travel in the Northern Territory on your own terms with our audio guides. Available as a CD, MP3 or phone app-online or at selected retail outlets.
Based in Alice Springs, Emu Run Experience is an award-winning tour and transfer provider. From sunset tours to 4WD experiences, we offer a range of options which are suitable for all age groups.
NT Soaring takes to the skies in the heart of Australia to provide you with an experience like no other! Gliding is an exhilarating yet serene flying experience that will always leave you wanting more.
Offers a great insight into the opal capital of the World. Tours run daily and are approx. three hours. Town and Mine Tours, visit Underground homes, churches, the museum and opal field fossicking.
Relive the history and step back in time to 1916 with this original opal mine. Opal Mine, Museum, Underground home, opal showroom, opal mining machine demonstrations and noodling pit. Pet friendly corner.
There are over 600 Central Australian plants represented, 145 of these occur naturally within the rocky hill and river plain habitat and there are 40 rare or threatened species.
The Visitor Information Centre is within the Council Chambers. The centre provides information on local attractions, as well as information on areas throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Enjoy fresh gourmet food and barista coffee among the shady gum trees of the Angkerle Creek. A great way to cap off a scenic walk through the Chasm.
The local’s favourite dining
Offering 205 guest rooms with a great variety of facilities and amenities including the beautiful resort pool, spa and sauna, state of the art fitness centre with access to many food and beverage options.
Situated in the main street of Tennant Creek, Top of Town Café is a staple go-to for locals and frequent visitors alike.
Dining, beverage service, gambling and gaming facilities available, as well as live entertainment, the club is popular with both locals and visitors. With the additional feature of a play area for the kids.
An oasis in the desert, which has been a favourite amongst travellers to central Australia. Whether you are towing a van, bringing a tent, driving a camper van or looking for onsite accommodation, the park caters for all.
Located approximately 5km south of the Alice town centre. A peaceful location, nestled at the base of the MacDonnell Ranges is pet friendly with powered sites to bush camping.
Outback hospitality, Aboriginal art gallery, camping, caravan grounds and air-con motel rooms, pool, BBQ picnic area, fuel, or for a longer break enjoy some breakfast, lunch or dinner.
An oasis in the desert, the perfect destination with stunning views and memorable experiences for you and the whole family.
Bluestone Motor Inn is a family-owned motel restaurant that has become a well-known and recognized land- mark throughout the Northern Territory.
Superbly located in the centre of Alice Springs, the Diplomat Motel provides the perfect place to stay, relax and unwind.
Only 6km from Alice Springs near the Gap at the base of West MacDonnell Ranges a family-owned Tourist Park. Walk to shops. Comfortable cabins with ensuites, and caravan sites.
Pet friendly, spacious sites nestled in native scrubland, located 140km NE of Alice Springs on the sealed section of the Plenty Highway (The Outback Way), Gemtree is a welcome port of call for young and old.
With a range of accommodation options, spectacular scenery, and a real slice of Territory history, we look forward to seeing you here soon!
Have a beer, a chat, a feed, and camp the night or stay in one of our motel rooms. A fair dinkum outback pub that is world famous, being ranked in the Top Ten Outback Pubs.
Situated 100 metres from the centre of Coober Pedy – close to supermarket, opal shops, post office and restaurants. Is dog-friendly, offers unpowered and powered sites, as well as cabins.
Set among glorious shady trees and tropical gardens, Outback Caravan Park Tennant Creek is a great stopover destination after a long drive through the breathtaking outback of the Northern Territory.
Your pet’s air-condition and heated home away from home in Alice Springs. Kennels, Cattery and Small Pet Pads.
Providing a truly pet friendly self contained unit in Coober Pedy where pets are most welcome and allowed inside. Air-conditioned and heated – Sleeps 4 people.
Quest Alice Springs serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Alice Springs accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays.
Located right in the centre of Tennant Creek, a convenient base for any visitor, a short walk or drive to everywhere you’ll need to be, the perfect launching pad for exploring the Barkly and surrounds.
Tennant Creek Caravan Park offers a range of accommodation from unpowered camping sites and van sites to fully equipped cabins with ensuites.
The first and last pub in the Northern Territory. The most central pub in Australia. Drop in for, fuel, ice cold beer, great food. Deluxe rooms and Wheel Chair Accommodation.
Shopping & Aboriginal Art
Is a fabric shop specialising in Aboriginal and Australiana fabrics printed on 100 percent quality fine cotton. The fabrics are suitable for quilting, crafts, clothing and wall art. Located in the CBD of Alice Springs.
The latest fashion, home décor, gifts, health & beauty services visit the Alice Plaza. Great food & coffee in the eatery while the children play in the indoor playground. Free parking, and WIFI.
Discover a variety of paintings, craft and jewellery made by the artists of Arlpwe Art and Culture Centre in Ali Curung. Support the community by purchasing directly.
Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement. Today Ikuntji Artists are represented in many national and international galleries and institutions.
Artists have developed a style of painting at Keringke Arts over a 25-year period. Three generations of artists used pattern, colour, shape and design to create paintings representing their sense of country, culture and self.
Pigglys, the oldest trading supermarket in The Alice. Come and have a look at the renovated store which includes bottle shop and takeaway.
This is Aboriginal Art has a wide selection of Aboriginal art for sale from Australia’s leading indigenous artists. We work to connect the most awarded Aboriginal artists with collectors.
A social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council, working with women in the remote Central and Western deserts who earn an income from contemporary fibre art.
Producing gloriously coloured Aboriginal art, promoting Indigenous culture and supporting the remote communities of Yuendumu & Nyirrip since 1985.
All types of workwear, from Outback to Corporate, quality service, locally owned and operated supporting locals and offers an in-house embroidery service.
Yeperenye is proud to be a successful Aboriginal owned Shopping Centre positively contributing to the economic, cultural and social well-being of Central Australia. Shop at Woolworths or one of the many speciality store.
Yubu Napa Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop provides the best quality artworks. A special space featuring some of the top artists from Central Australia and the Top End. We are a short stroll from Todd Street Mall
A dedicated group of Western Arrarnta artists creating vibrant handmade ceramic pots that encompass collective and individually lived histories in their distinct Country.
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre
Warumungu community initiated the development of the centre, Nyinkka Nyunyu. Five key themes make up the interpretive display, they are: Bush tucker, Country, Language, History and Punttu (or family).
As leaders in the outdoor, camping and 4×4 industry we strive to provide our customers the best brands and products the industry has to offer.
Alice Laundromat aims to provide a reliable, efficient and fast service, offering quality Dexter washing machines and dryers to meet your laundry needs.
Trusty Glass can repair any glass, on any vehicle, anywhere! Also supply, cut and fit flat glass to residential home or business. Authorised dealer for O’Briens Glass.
Peter Kittle Car Wash is, open 24/7 and conveniently located on the Stuart Highway, near the Alice Springs CBD. The car wash has fully automated or manual wash bays for all types of vehicles, big or small. Car washing made easy!
Corporate car, family sedans, work vehicle, SUV’s, 8–12-seater vehicles, Minibuses or Utes, they have everything while you are in town. Accessories can also be provided upon request.
A variety of late model cars to suit your travel needs, including Economy, Standard or 4WD. Whatever your plans there is the right rental car for you.
Images courtesy of Tourism NT.
Couple having a picnic:: TourismNT/Kyle Hunter & Hayley Anderson
Couple at Walpa Gorge: TourismNT/Matt Cherubino
Girls sitting on car: TourismNT/Annie Nguyen
Couple at Ormiston Gorge: TourismNT/Jess Caldwell & Lu
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