Central Australia, also known as the Alice Springs Region, is one of the five regions in the Northern Territory that centres on Alice Springs. Sometimes referred to as Centralia, the region is located in the southern part of the Northern Territory spanning from the west on Western Australia Border and to the east on the Queensland border.


Rich in aboriginal culture and home to Australia’s most iconic natural landmark, Uluru, the Central Australia region is a must see destination for anyone wanting to experience true outback culture. Our Central Australia travel guide helps you discover some of the best things to see and do while there.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Alice Springs township lies on the main arterial road, the Stuart Highway, and is surrounded by arid desert and scrub landscape. To learn more about Alice Springs township and its people, we encourage you to visit the Alice Springs Town Council website. (www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au)


Explore the Red Centre

Alice Springs is home to some amazing heritage sites, including the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, Royal Flying Doctor Service. Get up close and personal with some animals at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Alice Springs Desert Park or a Centre Bush Bus Tour to the Kangaroo Sanctuary; watch and learn how children in the bush receive their schooling at the Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.


If you like to learn or want to spend a day exploring then a visit to the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, Fred McKay Museum, John Flynn Memorial Church and Adelaide House are a must. A great end to the day is a didgerdoo show by the Sounds of Starlight Theatre, be inspired by stories and experiences that evoke the red deserts, the blue skies and the early explorers and Aboriginal custodians of this great Australian land.


Adventure City

Experience some adventure with a hot air balloon ride, helicopter/ plane flight or quad bike or relax on the back of a ship of the desert on a camel ride. You will be amazed at the changing and magnificent landscape that is before you. If you want to relax why not have a hit of Golf or check out some of the local AFL Footy. There are so many adventure activities to do in and around Alice Springs, that you'll have to stay a week just to get tick them all off your list!


Take a Tour

Spend your time exploring this timeless country with day and extended sightseeing tours from AAT Kings, Alice Wanderer Centre Sightseeing, Centre Bush Bus Tours, Emu Run, RT Tours or Wayoutback Australian Safaris. Touring with these companies really is a fantastic way to see all the wonders of Alice Springs and surrounding areas, and you don't have to think about driving or navigating... just sit back and enjoy the scenery!


Shopping Experiences

If you're looking for shopping experiences you can head to Yeperenye Shopping Centre, The Gem Cave, Central Craft, Desert Dwellers, Workwear Alice Springs, Aboriginal Fabric Gallery and Red Rock Opal. Pamper yourself at Headlines for Hair and Beauty or even pamper your pet at Pawz and Clawz Pet Accommodation!