Red Centre Top Things to Do
Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
“Ship of the Desert”
Today, there are now plenty of wild camels roaming the desert landscape, but the riding of camels is primarily used for novelty reasons and exploring the desert on camelback is a ball of fun. You can opt for a half-day camel riding tour or just a quick jaunt. A sunset tour on camelback is certainly a memorable experience!
Field of Light
After watching the sunset over Uluru there is now a second show, the lights come on in the darkness under the most amazing night sky and you simply won’t believe what you are seeing. There are pathways that tempt you to walk through the coloured lights, you won’t be able to resist.
There are many options for you to choose from, you may just want to see the installation from afar, from above, immerse yourself in them or dine with them as your backdrop.
It is affectionately call “the Alice” or just Alice by the locals. It has both European and Aboriginal influences. There are lots of things to see and do in and around Alice. Lot of historical buildings still stand and tell their story on the role they played in history of the area. Central Australia’s first hospital is located in Alice, designed and built by the Rev. John Flynn, founder of the world’s first flying doctor service in 1926. It was also the site of the world’s first successful portable wireless radio. You will also find the Overland Telegraph Station and the Courthouse.
Just out of Alice you can visit wonderful natural landmarks, Anzac Hill, West MacDonell Ranges, Simpson’s Gap and Stanley Chasm.
School of the Air
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Scenic Flights over the Red Center
You will see the West McDonnell Ranges, Kings Cannon, Simpson’s Gap and Standley Chasm but perhaps you want to see it all and you can, take a longer trip and go as far as Uluru!
Buy Aboriginal Art
Once you start learning about this art, the colours and symbols and all the stories attached to it, it will take hold and there will be no escaping!