For a supposedly ’empty area’, the Red Centre is surprisingly full. The mighty Ayers Rock, for example, plus the fabled town of Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta, the Watarrka National Park, the mighty MacDonnell Mountain ranges…
You can take a camel safari across the endless rolling dunes of vivid red sand and discover a remarkable amount of flora and fauna, supported by the most delicately balanced eco-system imaginable. Or you could soar almost silently over the eerie landscape, your camera whirring as you take photographs that will make your friends gasp. Or you could stay down to earth by trekking or quad biking through the ravines and valleys, cliffs, peaks and scenic lookout points of either the Eastern or Western MacDonnell Mountain ranges. When it comes to exciting experiences, the Red Centre is anything but empty.
Take Alice Springs, for example. It’s a natural, high profile inclusion on any luxury, tailor-made holiday to Australia. This outback town forms the perfect springboard for iconic destinations like Uluru – Ayers Rock – the massive red monument rearing 348 metres skywards from the surrounding desert. Not to mention the 500 million years old rock domes of Kata Tjuta and the Watarrka National Park featuring the stunning 270 metre deep Kings Canyon.
‘Alice’ is also home to involving Aboriginal art galleries and museums, as well as the School of the Air, Telegraph Station and, of course, the world famous Royal Flying Doctor Service.