Make the most of the online guide by following the easy steps below, while you have mobile range so you can take advantage of all the useful links, before you start your journey…



to the red centre

The outback of the Northern Territory offers adventure and so many of Australia’s icon natural landmarks along the way, including Uluru, Kings Canyon and Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles to name a few.

From the South Australian outback, opal mining town of Coober Pedy, then heading north through the Red Centre to the famous heart of Australia, Alice Springs, this is the region where the skies are big and the colours amaze.

Explore the Red Centre; this is your guide to experience a different and unique part of Australia. Excite all your senses in heart of Central Australia. 

The Red Centre offers a surprisingly varied experience, often drawing you back time and again to enrich your memories that last a lifetime. Culturally rich and scenically diverse, each region you traverse through offers landscapes to marvel and even the amateur photographer will be delighted with what their camera or phone can capture.

To maximise your stay in The Red Centre, your first stop should be the Visitor Information Centre in the Todd Mall for your full list of ‘what to do’. They can book tours, accommodation and offer you the best advice to make the most of your time here. Their award winning service will have you talking to a local who knows their ‘backyard’, and loves to share their passion.

More than half the land in the Northern Territory is Aboriginal owned and you need a permit to travel through. Ask the friendly staff for any further information. See the Guide-on-line for permit details.

You are spoilt for choice with attractions and adventures; and that’s just close to Alice Springs! A majestic hot air balloon ride at dawn, to a camel ride along the spine of the MacDonnell Ranges at sunset, or a stroll around the world renowned Desert Park – everyone will find a pace to suit them.

Let's explore

Your journey to The Red Centre is one of expectation and wonder. The gateways to the heart and soul of Australia’s outback, is your introduction to a region vast and rugged and one that will not disappoint. Flying into the Red Centre offers a ‘bird’s eye’ view of landscape more colourful than most expect.

Covering from Coober Pedy in South Australia to the Barkly region in the Northern Territory and the iconic Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park to the east, this is a region that demands your attention and entices you to really explore.

Enjoy your time in this region best by making sure you are well prepared for you outback adventure. It’s a harsh environment that even the most experienced traveller should respect, so take care with simple planning and advice from the local experts.

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