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.



Visiting Uluru


Stay at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort for all the comforts and more and then explore Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park from the back of a camel, motorcycle or helicopter. Or enjoy dinner under the stars with the Sounds of Silence or Tali Wiru dinners.

Maruku Arts is a craft company owned and controlled by Anangu people - don't miss the retail outlet in the Cultural Centre.

 

There are a range of tour companies offering half and full day touring leaving from Yulara, and extended touring departing from Yulara or Alice Springs. Don't forget a sunrise and sunset are a must.

 

If you are driving to Uluru ensure you purchase a DIY Tourguide (available as a CD or MP3) which is a travel audio guide.

 

So you have made it to Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park . . . What now? There are an abundance of activities to help you experience this huge monolith!

 

Take a camel ride to view sunrise or sunset, a short ride during the day, or combine with the Sounds of Silence dinner and take a camel instead of a bus!

 

If you love riding then hire a bike from Outback Cycling and get up close to Uluru while riding around the base, or if the wind blowing through your hair is more your thing, then jump on the back of a Harley with Uluru Motorcycle Tours

 

If you want to see Uluru and Kata Tjuta from above, then take a Helicopter flight and how big it is from above!

 

Once you have had an adventure book in and relax with some pampering at Red Ochre Spa, located in the Sails in the Desert Hotel.

 

If you don’t feel like driving choose from a range of touring options from sunrise short tours to half and full day options.