About the Red Centre
A brief overview of all things in the Australian outback.
There are many choices of things to see and do, places to stay and of course many authentic cultural experiences to enjoy in Australia’s Red Centre. The natural attractions are abundant here due to the fascinating geological landforms that make this iconic part of Central Australia even more special. The fiery red desert is a living cultural landscape with pockets of lush growth around its many waterholes creating a refuge for its unique wildlife. The Red Centre is at the heart of the Australian Outback, and is the home of the magical Uluru and Kata-Tjuta formerly known as Ayres Rock and The Olgas.
This enchanting place is more than just vast desert and a pile of rocks, it is an incredible thriving eco system that is spiritually entwined into the ancient indigenous culture of the Aboriginal people. This place is highly significant to the Anangu people and here you can learn about their ancient ways and experience the magic of this landscape through the eyes of the world’s oldest living culture.
There are many ways in which to discover and explore the Australian Outback – for the adventurous you can take off on a quad bike tour, go mountain-bike riding, trek along the Larapinta Trail, four-wheel driving, bush camping and swimming in lush waterholes are popular activities in the Red Centre. There are many displays and museums offering a glimpse into the lives of the early settlers in the remote Alice Springs area, and interactive cultural activities that add authenticity to your Red Centre Outback experience. These displays, performances, activities and tours have all been lovingly created help visitors understand the heritage, history and culture of the region.