Discover the Red Centre from Alice Springs, a hub for Aboriginal art, pioneer history and quirky outback events like the Henley-on-Todd Regatta. See Uluru-Kata Tjuta on a camel or Harley Davidson or with a gourmet dune top dinner. Explore Kings Canyon, West MacDonnell Ranges, Simpson Desert and Devils Marbles on journeys like the Red Centre Way, Larapinta Trail and Explorers Highway.
What you can see in Alice Springs
Discover Aboriginal Art, pioneer history and uniquely Australian landscapes when you visit Alice Springs.
Top 10 Things to Do in Alice Springs
Located in the centre of Australia, Alice Springs enjoys an almost legendary status. A frontier town surrounded by vast deserts, “Alice” is a complex mix of Aboriginal and European colonial history. The stepping-off point for outback adventures, this cosmopolitan town has become a destination in its own right, with a bustling arts scene, rich cultural life and plenty to do.
Red Centre Highlights
You may know it's sacred to the Aboriginal people here, and that it turns some spectacular colours at sunrise and sunset. You might not know that you can experience it through Aboriginal eyes, or that there are many other sacred and breathtaking sites here in Australia's vast centre. Uluṟu's cousin Kata Tjuṯa is just 40 kilometres away and you'll find the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon not far from Alice Springs. You might not realise that this landscape has green vegetation and lush waterholes as well as dusty red roads and huge slabs of rock. And what you won't really understand until you get here is the magic, majesty, silence and splendid isolation of Australia's Red Centre.
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What you can see near Alice Springs
From the gateway to Australia's Red Centre, explore Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the Simpson Desert or take the Explorer's Highway to Darwin.
Alice Springs is the nearest large city to Australia's Red Centre.
Alice Springs is a few hours from the rolling sand dunes of the Simpson Desert
Fly from Darwin to Alice Springs for the Red Centre or drive down the Stuart Highway in two to three days.
Head out of Alice Springs to hike, camel trek or four wheel drive.
Zig-zag and meander your way from Alice Springs to Uluru on a five-day driving tour on the Red Centre Way.
Explorers Highway, an 11-day scenic drive, stretches from Darwin to Adelaide, taking in Alice Springs in the middle of the trip.
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