Red Centre – Things to do

Red Centre Attractions

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru is the star attraction in Red Centre – a place of pilgrimage for travellers around the globe. The first Aboriginal settlers arrived here around 10,000 years ago. Inside its network of caves you’ll discover beautiful wall paintings dating back millennia. At dawn and dusk the rock glows a deep ochre red. It’s one of the most breathtaking natural wonders on Earth and the highlight of any Australian holiday.

Explore Red Centre’s Aboriginal culture

Australia’s Aboriginal culture is the oldest continuous culture in the world. The first peoples arrived on the continent at least 40,000 years ago. Uluru and its surrounding area are home to the Anangu people. Locals offer tours that will give you a totally new perspective on both the landscape and Australian history. In Alice Springs you’ll find several galleries showcasing Dreamtime paintings –abstract compositions that predate western expressionism by thousands of years.

Soak up the history in Alice Springs

Founded in 1872, Alice Springs is a quintessential Australian outback settlement. Sited in the heart of the Northern Territory, it’s home to some fascinating museums and cultural centres. These include the Alice Springs Telegraph Station –the first European building erected in central Australia. There’s a good range of local restaurants and a lively nightlife, making this a great place to stay while you explore the sights.