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You probably know about the red monolith in Australia’s centre.

Discover Australia's Red Centre, where Alice Springs offers access to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. Soak up Aboriginal culture and rugged natural beauty on classic outback journeys; drive the Red Centre Way, hike the Larapinta Trail, ride a camel in the Simpson Desert or take the Ghan train journey from Darwin or Adelaide.

What you can see in the Red Centre

Explore the natural wonders of this uniquely Australian environment. Experience Aboriginal culture, desert adventures and the changing colours of Uluru.

Top 10 Things to Do in Alice Springs

Top 10 Things to Do in 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.

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Uluru

Uluru

Uluru

World Heritage-listed Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic symbols. Located in the heart of Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s Red Centre, Uluru is an ancient landscape, rich in Australian indigenous culture and spirituality. There are many ways to experience the majesty of Uluru and the beauty of this unique desert landscape. Take a walk with an Aboriginal guide and learn about ancient traditions and stories from the Dreamtime. See it from the skies by helicopter or hot air balloon. Ride across the ochre coloured desert on a Harley Davidson motorcycle or on the back of a camel.

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Red Centre Highlights

Red Centre Highlights

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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Red Centre Experiences and Attractions

Red Centre Experiences and Attractions

Red Centre Experiences and Attractions

Get a taste of the experiences you can have when you explore Australia's Red Centre.

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Alice Springs

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.

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Devils Marbles

Devils Marbles

Devils Marbles

The Devils Marbles are huge granite boulders scattered across a wide, shallow valley, 100 kilometres south of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. Sitting at the western end of the George Gill Range, Kings Canyon is approximately midway between Alice Springs and Uluru.

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The Ghan

The Ghan

The Ghan

Travel from Australia's south to north on one of the world's greatest train journeys. Board in Adelaide and watch South Australia's rolling green hills make way for desert, the rusty Red Centre and finally the tropical splendour of the Top End. Or get on in Darwin and see the landscapes dance in the opposite direction. Explore the famous outback towns of Alice Springs and Katherine on a whistle stop tour. Visit sacred Aboriginal sites around Alice Springs or take a scenic helicopter flight over Simpsons Gap. Cruise down the Katherine Gorge, canoe down Katherine River or choose from other tailored Ghan adventures.

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Red Centre Way

Red Centre Way

Red Centre Way

Swim in Glen Helen Gorge and spot rock wallabies at Simpsons Gap, both in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Listen to the Dreamtime legend surrounding the comet crater of Gosse Bluff. Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon and swim in the tropical pools of the Garden of Eden. Do a dawn camel trek around Uluṟu and wander between the steep russet domes of nearby Kata Tjuṯa. Journey through red desert sands, spinifex and mulga forest. Learn about the area's Aboriginal history from the Arrernte people who have lived here for 20,000 years. Immerse yourself in Aboriginal art and pioneer history in Alice Springs. Don't miss this unforgettable adventure through Australia's ancient centre.

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Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trail

Trek along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges to attractions such as Simpsons Gap, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge. This epic chain of day walks stretches more than 223km from the old Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Mount Sonder and Mount Razorback. Stand on ancient escarpments and look out over vast ochre-colored landscapes. Visit sites sacred to the Arrernte Aboriginal people. Scramble down sheltered gorges, swim in cool waterholes and sleep under a sea of stars. Outback camping is one of the trail's highlights, along with the diversity of desert habitats, native birds, animals and nearly 600 species of rare flora. Tailor your walk along 12 sections, which range from effortless to arduous and have four wheel drive access. Or give yourself three weeks and a challenge yourself on the end-to-end trek.

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Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta, formerly known as The Olgas, is a group of large ancient rock formations approximately 30 kilometres away from Uluru in Australia's Red Centre. Together these giant stone formations form the two major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Henley-on-Todd Regatta

Henley-on-Todd Regatta

Henley-on-Todd Regatta

On the last Sunday in August, Alice Springs holds a sailing and rowing regatta on a dry river bed. The outback makes you bonkers. How else can you explain the Henley-on-Todd – an annual sailing and rowing regatta held on a dry river bed in Alice Springs?

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Australian Adventures - From the Red Centre to Tasmania

Australian Adventures - From the Red Centre to Tasmania

‘There's nothing like going on the back of a camel at dawn to see the sunrise in the heart of my beloved Australia - Uluṟu'

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Longitude 131

Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Longitude 131° offers immersion in the Australian outback, a true sense of stillness and beauty in this desert landscape, rich in cultural heritage and history. Explore the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and discover some of the ancient creation stories of the Anangu, the land's traditional custodians. Spend time exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the desert and come face to face with this irresistible land. In the spirit of the original pioneers, stay in canopied pavilions that seem to float over the rust-red dunes. Luxuriously contemporised, today's explorers are cosseted from the elements in surrounds that favour refined comfort over ostentation. Classic furnishings meld with indigenous textures to evoke a sanctuary of earthy elegance. A private glass wall yields unparalleled views of Uluru. Exceptional cuisine celebrates a fusion of modern and local flavours. Enjoy an outback sundowner in the Dune House bar and dine under a glittering canopy of stars at Table 131°. Quieten to the night sounds of the desert and be mesmerised by the movement and songs of an ancient culture by firelight. Timeless and enriching, Longitude 131° promises a transcendent connection with this spirited land.

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Email: reserve@baillielodges.com.au
Website: www.longitude131.com.au
Phone: 61 2 9918 4355

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Desert Gardens Hotel

Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort is a short drive from Ayers Rock Airport and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities. The hotel offers a range of accommodation options from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with stunning views of Uluru. Relax in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel's pool, sip cocktails from the Bunya Bar after a long day of exploring the spectacular landscape. Dine at Arnguli Grill Restaurant and savour an a la carte flame grilled menu. Wander in to the main shopping area of the resort for more dining options. Take a short stroll to one of the resort's numerous lookouts where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert. Join a guided tour to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and learn about the ancient culture of the Anangu people, who have lived on the land for thousands of years. Ride a camel across the desert dunes, hop on a Harley or embark on a base walk of Uluru.

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Email: travel@voyages.com.au
Website: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/desert/
Phone: 61 2 8296 8010

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Curtin Springs Wayside Inn

Lasseter Highway, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Curtin Springs has been home to the Severin family since 1956, when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle. Curtin Springs stands as a testimony to the commitment of Peter and Ashley Severin to both the pastoral and tourism industries. At Curtin Springs we balance beef production with being a million acre wildlife corridor, and offer many ways for visitors to connect with the spectacular landscape. We invite you to take a 'peek behind the curtain' to explore the wonders of our home. Located just 100km east of Ayers Rock, Curtin Springs (the first Wayside Inn in Central Australia) offers a perfect base from which to visit the Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon areas. Or stay a while longer and 'peel back the layers' by including our experiences, tours and hospitality in your travel plans. Curtin Springs Wayside Inn - Providing a Service for Travellers - stop and meet a local. Curtin Springs Paper - Handmade paper from our native grasses. Curtin Springs Walks - Private guided walks.

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Email: enquiries@curtinsprings.com
Website: www.curtinsprings.com
Phone: 61 8 8956 2906

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Ayers Rock Campground

Ayers Rock Resort Campground, Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Whether you're backpacking, caravanning or camping, Ayers Rock Campground has accommodation to suit your needs. Pitch your tent on spacious grounds under the shade of native desert oaks. With tent sites, powered sites and air-conditioned cabins to choose from, Ayers Rock Campground offers a range of services and facilities to make the great outdoors truly enjoyable. Located within the Ayers Rock Resort complex the campground is an ideal base from which to experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A well-equipped campground with modern amenities - perfectly suited to families, independent travellers and groups.

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Email: campground@ayersrockresort.com.au
Website: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/arrcamp/
Phone: 61 8 8957 7001

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Kings Canyon Resort

Luritja Road, Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Kings Canyon Resort is located between Alice Springs and Uluru/Ayers Rock, seven kilometres from Watarrka National Park, home of the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon. A perfect base for exploring the surrounding natural wonders, the resort offers accommodation ranging from deluxe hotel rooms to budget backpacker-style lodge rooms as well as caravan and camping facilities. Dine at the resort's Desert Oaks Bistro or, during peak season, get a taste for the outback with contemporary barbecue fare and live entertainment at the Outback Bar &; Grill. Enjoy a tipple at the lively Thirsty Dingo Bar or make your way to the Sunset Viewing Platform for Twilight Sunset Drinks - don't forget your camera! Pass through the eerie formations of weathered rock known as The Lost City on a hiking tour. Experience the rim walk by climbing to the top of Kings Canyon to view the spectacular sunrise or sunset. Take a guided tour of Kings Creek Station on your own four-wheel quad bike or see the magnificent sunrise or sunset on a camel safari. Appreciate the true beauty and grandeur of Kings Canyon on a scenic helicopter flight.

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Email: travel@dncinc.com
Website: www.kingscanyonresort.com.au
Phone: 61 3 9426 7550

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Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge

Luritja Road, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Enjoy the tranquility of a boutique lodge with "glamping" at its best! Surrounded by towering desert oaks the lodge has ten luxury air conditioned tented cabins with en-suite. In the evening join us on the verandah for drinks and nibbles followed by a three course gourmet meal with an Australian touch under the stars. End your evening with new friends, story telling and star gazing around the campfire. In the morning enjoy a full cooked breakfast before heading off to explore the amazing Kings Canyon and see a diverse range of flora and fauna, many unique to the George Gill Range, the domes of the Lost City and the lush Garden of Eden. Alternatively, arrange an escorted quad bike ride or explore the land on the back of a camel. See the breathtaking landscape from the skies on a helicopter scenic tour. All activities can be organised by the friendly lodge staff.

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Email: kcwl.admin@aptouring.com.au
Website: www.aptouring.com.au/travel-styles/Wilderness-Lodges/Northern-Territory
Phone: 61 8 8955 8311

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Kings Creek Station

Luritja Road, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Situated at the foot of the beautiful George Gill Range, just 36 kilometres from Kings Canyon, Kings Creek Station is a truly unique 2,000 square kilometre slice of the real Australian desert. Set amongst majestic desert oaks, Kings Creek Station is a working cattle/camel station with facilities for camping or stay in safari cabin accommodation, both options designed so you can experience the outback. After a busy day at Kings Canyon, unwind with a bottle of wine and some delicious snacks at the cafe and watch the sunset against the majestic George Gill Ranges. Try one of the famous Kings Creek camel burgers or relax by the pool with an icy cold drink. Stroll to the George Gill lookout for magnificent views of the range, enjoy this genuine cattle and camel station. Join a camel safari or ride a quad bike through magnificent desert oaks, cruise over rolling red sand dunes, weave through thick mulga scrub and golden fields of spinifex. Take a scenic helicopter flight over the vast maze of crags and canyons, rock formations and waterholes.

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Email: res@kingscreekstation.com.au
Website: www.kingscreekstation.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 7474

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Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

Namatjira Drive, via, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Situated at the western end of the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen Resort is the climax to an adventurous and colourful drive approximately one hour from Alice Springs. Glen Helen Resort is surrounded by natural beauty within easy day trip distance from Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge and Mt Sonder. Indulge in a cold beer while relaxing at sunset on the back veranda of the restored station homestead, then treat yourself to an excellent meal in the Namatjira Gallery Restaurant. Join an extended tour to some of the region's most picturesque locations. Drive to Ormiston Gorge and nearby points of interest such as the amazing mound springs, artist Henk Guth's grave facing Mt Sonder and sunset from the lookout. Enjoy a refreshing dip at Glen Helen Gorge, go on a hike through the ranges, or raft up Redbank Gorge. Take a drive along the Finke River or get a bird's eye view of the amazing natural landscape on a scenic flight. See local wildlife including many bird species, rock wallabies, dingoes and lizards.

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Email: res@glenhelen.com.au
Website: www.glenhelen.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 7489

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G'day Mate Tourist Park

23 Palm Circuit, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

G’day Mate Tourist Park is a quiet place to relax after a day spent discovering Central Australia. There are large shady grassed sites, fully sealed roads, airconditioned cabins, spotless amenities and a swimming pool. G'day Mate Tourist Park is an excellent choice, with all your needs for a memorable stay in Alice Springs.

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Email: gdaymatetouristpark@bigpond.com
Website: www.gdaymatetouristpark.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8952 9589

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Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge

Palm Circuit, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge is situated on the southern entrance to Alice Springs. Snuggled into the base of the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges, Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge offers a truly unique Australian outback accommodation experience. Enjoy views of the spectacular ranges from the comfort of this welcoming and relaxing hotel. Located minutes from Alice Springs' heart makes this an ideal stay to explore both the town and surrounding outback such as the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges, Standley Chasm and Simpson's Gap. On site is the Heavitree Gap Tavern, where you can enjoy wonderful food and entertainment Every evening a colony of black-footed rock wallabies can be fed at the lodge - a popular activity for guests of all ages. Visit Adelaide House Museum dedicated to pioneering days of Alice Springs and is home to memorabilia and photos from this time. Holding some of the most interesting cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs with seven registered Aboriginal sacred sites and trees of significance, the cultural precinct is an essential part of a holiday in Alice Springs. Or for an outback adventure, trek to Alice Springs Desert Park and native flora and fauna and spectacular natural landscape.

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Email: res@htgol.auroraresorts.com.au
Website: www.auroraresorts.com.au/en-us/accommodation/heavitreegapoutbacklodgealicesprings.aspx
Phone: 61 8 8950 4444

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BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park

Palm Place, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Discover the Red Centre, with its ancient cultures and breathtaking horizons. The famous MacDonnell Range Holiday Park is situated in the picturesque surroundings of the MacDonnell Ranges, away from the traffic and noise, just south of Alice Springs. Choose accommodation to suit your budget from deluxe villas, ensuite cabins and dorm-style rooms. MacDonnell Range Holiday Park has pedal go karts and jumping pillows, recreation room with pool tables, table tennis and video games, adventure playgrounds, BMX track and half court basketball. Keep the kids entertained whilst you relax by one of the swimming pools and enjoy the desert sunset. Wake up to the park's famous for free pancake breakfasts every Sunday morning, catch the didgeridoo performance on Sunday afternoons and gaze at the brilliant star light night sky. Venture out on a guided tour to the nearby natural attractions, head in to Alice Springs town centre for some shopping or visit one of the many Aboriginal art galleries and cultural centres to get learn about the important indigenous heritage of the region.

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Email: macrange@macrange.com.au
Website: www.macrange.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8952 6111
Mobile: 61 418 897 029

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Stuart Caravan and Cabin Tourist Park

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Stuart Caravan and Cabin Park is conveniently located in the town of Alice Springs, directly opposite the Alice Springs Cultural Precinct. The centre of Alice Springs is within close proximity to the park, which offers two bedroom deluxe to budget cabin accommodation, spacious van sites, modern amenities, pool, playground and more. The park is family owned and run and take pride in being friendly and helpful.

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Email: info@stuartcaravanpark.com.au
Website: www.stuartcaravanpark.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8952 2547

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Maruku Retail Gallery

Cultural Centre, Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Enjoy the handcrafted work direct from the desert country of Central Australia. The beautifully displayed gallery gives you the perfect opportunity to meet, understand the culture and purchase works from the artists, knowing that all funds are return to the Anangu people. There's no better reason or place to buy art work than at the base of Uluru / Ayers Rock. Maruku Arts and Crafts was established in 1984 by and for Aboriginal people in response to a growing need for effective co-ordination of marketing and support services to Aboriginal craftspeople living within the Central Desert Lands. Maruku Retail Gallery, 'Punuku Ngurra' is located at the Cultural Centre within Uluru Kata -Tjuta National Park, providing a service to some 800 craftsperson's living in communities and homelands. Items are sold through the Maruku Retail Gallery and wholesale to shops and galleries throughout the world and through prestige exhibitions. To enjoy Maruku Retails Gallery you must enter Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park. An entry fee of AUD25.00, per person over the age of 16 years, for a consecutive three day pass is required.

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Email: punu@maruku.com.au
Website: www.maruku.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 2153

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Headquarters, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

The Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre is a great starting point for visitors to the park. The centre offers information about activities and the park as well as an introduction into Anangu culture. Because of the deep spiritual nature of the area and what is contained within the Cultural Centre, please do not photograph or video inside the building or precinct. This is to respect the wishes of the traditional owners, and protect Anangu's cultural and intellectual property. This award-winning Cultural Centre, a stunning example of contemporary Australian architecture. Dynamic displays, video and artwork explain this world heritage landscape from the perspective of the traditional owners, Anangu. Learn about Tjukurpa, creation stories and laws, which explain the spiritual meanings of the surrounding landscapes. To enjoy the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre you must enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A park entry fee of AUD25.00 for a 3-day pass applies.

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Email: uluru.info@environment.gov.au
Website: www.environment.gov.au/parks/uluru/visitor-activities/cultural-centre.html
Phone: 61 8 8956 1128

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Lasseter Highway, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Located 462 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is home to the world-famous Uluru/Ayers Rock and the 32 weathered rock domes known as Kata Tjuta/The Olgas. The sight of these extraordinary ancient natural wonders glowing and appearing to change colour at sunrise or sunset is an unforgettable natural show. Explore Uluru/Ayers Rock by taking to the skies in a helicopter, or up close from the walking track at its base, or climb onto the back of a camel to circumnavigate it. Learn more about the local flora, fauna, bush tucker, ancient paintings and the Dreamtime stories of this Anangu sacred site on an Aboriginal tour. The Anangu people are Uluru's traditional custodians and have lived in the area for at least 22,000 years. Stop in at the Cultural Centre to purchase their distinctive art, or watch craft demonstrations. Ancient and monumental, Kata Tjuta/The Olgas soars above the desert. Challenge yourself to the 7.4-kilometre Valley of the Winds walk for spectacular views over the desert plains. Ayers Rock Resort, the park's sole accommodation option, offers a choice of apartments, a luxury wilderness camp, hotel, backpacker rooms or campground accommodation.

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Email: uluru.info@environment.gov.au
Website: www.parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/
Phone: 61 8 8956 1100

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Mulgara Gallery

Sails in the Desert Hotel, Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Mulgara Gallery opens a rare window into the unique world of Australian and Indigenous arts and crafts. Located in the foyer of Sails in the Desert Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort in the Northern Territory, Mulgara Gallery offers a superb selection of Australian hand-crafted glassware, pottery, textiles, metal and leather work. The gallery features renowned artists such as Chris Pantano, whose glass work has won numerous awards and received national and international recognition. There is an extensive range of Central Australian indigenous art representing different regional styles, including Central Desert dot painting from Papunya and Mt Allen, colourful body art from Utopia and artefacts such as didjeridus, rainsticks and other tribal instruments. This fine collection of Australian Opal and coloured diamond jeweller is inspired by the colours and textures of the arid land and the fossils of inland sea. Every month, Mulgara Gallery has an 'artists and craftsperson in residence' program, including popular indigenous artist, Maureen Nampitjinpa Hudson, who exhibits and sells her work worldwide. This program provides a unique opportunity to meet and watch these talented artists at work.

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Website: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/mulgara/
Phone: 61 8 8957 7352

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Giles Track

Watarrka National Park, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

The Giles Track is a 22-kilometre walking track located within Watarrka National Park. This two-day hike offers the chance to experience impressive natural landscape and wildlife, indigenous history and culture, and the heritage of Central Australia. The rewards of this walk include dramatic views across wilderness that remains virtually unchanged since first described by Ernest Giles. Trek through beautiful valleys, beehive-shaped sandstone formations, and across rocky watercourses. Scattered across the range and just waiting to be discovered are many grinding stones, stone blades, stencilled art and petroglyphs, as the flat, rocky plateau made for relatively easy and safe travelling for Aboriginal people. Native wildlife to spot includes spinifex pigeons, rock-wallabies, euros, goannas and pythons. The Giles Track is named after the first European to explore the George Gill Range in 1872. It follows the southern rim of the range from Kings Canyon to Kathleen Springs, although it can be walked in either direction. It is recommended as an overnight hike for experienced bushwalkers of average fitness. Alternatively, access from the Lilla car park via Tjintjit Tjintjit Spur allows those on a tighter schedule the chance of a day walk in either direction.

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Email: larapinta.trail@nt.gov.au
Website: www.nretas.nt.gov.au/national-parks-and-reserves/parks/walks/gilestrack
Phone: 61 8 8951 8250

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Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)

330 kilometres via the Red Centre Way, 450 kilometres via the Stuart and Lasseter Highways and Luritja Road, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Watarrka National Park encloses Kings Canyon, with its 300-metre-high sandstone walls, walking trails, lush forests and permanent waterholes. The sheer red rock face of the canyon soars above dense forests of palms, ferns and cycads, sheltering them from the harsh desert, and providing refuge for many native animals. The Park has been home to the Luritja people for more than 20,000 years, and its flora, fauna and rock formations are best seen on foot. Try the gentle shady Kings Creek Walk trail one kilometre along the valley floor. Get up early to see the sunrise and walk the six kilometres around the Canyon rim to take in magnificent views across the desert or into the lush valley below. The 2.6-kilometre walk to Kathleen Springs takes you to historical sites, and a spring-fed water hole. Fit and experienced hikers will love the Giles Track, a 22-kilometre walk between Kings Canyon and Kathleen Springs. The park can be reached from Uluru in around four hours by taking the Lasseter Highway and Luritja Road. Those with a four-wheel drive can then take the unsealed Mereenie Loop on to Alice Springs.

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Website: www.nretas.nt.gov.au/national-parks-and-reserves/parks/find/watarrka
Phone: 61 8 8951 8250

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Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve

South of Finke Gorge National Park, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Discover the peace and beauty of Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve - one of the NT's most isolated reserves. Located 192 kilomtres south-west of Alice Springs, it encompasses the southern foothills of the James Range, a permanent natural spring where several relict aquatic plant species are found, and the ruins of the Illamurta Police Camp. A large number of stone artefacts, including fragments of grindstones can be seen in the reserve, providing evidence of Aboriginal occupation.
An important cultural site for the Southern Arrernte (Pertame) Aboriginal people, the area is part of the 'Kuniya-Snake' (Python) Dreaming. The Illamurta Springs Police Camp was established between 1893 and 1912 after the closure of the Boggy Hole Police Station in the Finke Gorge National Park. The Police Station functioned for a time as an administrative centre and as a distribution point of rations to Aboriginal people. Access to the Reserve is via the Stuart Highway and Ernest Giles Road, or from Palm Valley via the Finke River 4WD Route. The Ernest Giles Road and access tracks are unsealed, sandy and occasionally closed following heavy rain. The tracks are four-wheel drive only, due to their unstable and changing road surfaces.

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Website: www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/find/alice-springs-region/illamurta
Phone: 61 8 8951 8250

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Tnorala/Gosse Bluff Conservation Reserve

175 kilometres west of Alice Springs, via Hermannsburg, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

The Tnorala/Gosse Bluff Conservation Reserve is a place of international scientific interest as well cultural significance to the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people. Located about 175 kilometres from Alice Springs, it is also the site of a huge crater. Take the short walk to a lookout at Tylers Pass on the adjacent ridge for a good vista of the landscape. Rising 180 metres above the desert, the crater is an astounding five kilometres in circumference. Much of the crater has eroded away, with the original bed of the crater now two kilometres below the surface. The crater was created approximately 142 million years ago, when a huge comet struck Central Australia, leaving one of the largest impact craters in the world. The reserve is of great significance to the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people, who believe Tnorala was formed when a group of women danced across the sky as the Milky Way. During this dance a mother put her baby aside in its wooden baby carrier. The carrier toppled over the edge of the dancing area and crashed to earth where it was transformed into the circular rock formation of Tnorala. Camping and fires are not permitted within the reserve.

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Website: www.nretas.nt.gov.au/national-parks-and-reserves/parks/find/tnorala
Phone: 61 8 8951 8250

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Finke Gorge National Park

Larapinta Drive, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs, Alice Springs Area,
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory 0872

Explore the ancient landscapes of Finke Gorge National Park, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs. Walk into valleys of rare plants, or follow a popular four-wheel drive route. The 46,000-hectare park protects the desert oasis Palm Valley, home to a diverse range of rare and unique plant species. Those plants include the Red Cabbage Palm, which is only found here - botanic remnants from millions of years ago, when Central Australia was lush with tropical forests. The Finke River is claimed to be one of the oldest in the world, with areas dating back 350 million years. For experienced four-wheel drivers, the popular Finke drive route is an adventurous drive down the Finke River to Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve and Watarrka National Park. The park and nearby areas are significant to the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people and there is also evidence of early European settlement. Follow one of the marked trails short distances to survey the area from lookouts, or to find out more about the mythology of the Western Arrernte Aboriginal culture. Pitch a tent in the campground - toilets, showers and gas barbecues are provided and fees apply.

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Website: www.nretas.nt.gov.au/national-parks-and-reserves/parks/find/finkegorge
Phone: 61 8 8951 8250

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Explorer's Way

Stuart Highway, Northern Territory and South Australian border, Alice Springs Area,
Kulgera, Northern Territory 0872

The Explorer's Way bisects the Australian continent from Adelaide in the south to Darwin in the north. It covers over 3,000 kilometres and follows the corridor blazed in the 1860s by explorer John McDouall Stuart for the 'Overland Telegraph'. The township of Alice Springs is nestled among the MacDonnell Ranges. A detour to World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, five hours drive south west of Alice is a must. Following the Explorer's Way stop at historic outback pubs and quirky roadhouses. Marvel at the Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles, where huge red spherical boulders balance precariously on one another. Another major stop is Tennant Creek, site of Australia's last gold rush in the 1920s and 30s. Mataranka has thermal springs and a fascinating pioneering history. Katherine, further up the road, is the gateway to the famous Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park and is where the Explorer's Way intersects with the Savannah Way tourism drive. Darwin is only 320 kilometres from Katherine, there are a number of detour routes. The Nature's Way tourism drive branches off at the historic gold mining town of Pine Creek to World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and in the west Douglas-Daly and Litchfield National Park.

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Email: info@travelnt.com

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Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve

Ernest Giles Road, 145 kilometres south of Alice Springs, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Walk into an other-worldly landscape shaped by an meteor hitting the earth at Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve. Located 145 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs, the reserve contains 12 craters that were formed when the Henbury Meteor, weighing several tonnes and accelerating to over 40,000 kilometres per hour, disintegrated before impact. Follow the self-guided walking track around the craters, the largest of which is 180 metres wide and 15 metres deep. You will have to look more closely for the smallest, which is barely recognisable at 6 metres wide and only a few centimetres deep. Three or four of the craters can be seen very clearly and inspected at close range. Keen photographers should time their visit for early morning or late afternoon, when the sun defines the craters clearly. The scattered fragments of the Henbury Meteorite can be found at the Museum of Central Australia. They consist mainly of iron and nickel and are extremely heavy. Over 500 kilograms of metal have been found on the site, the largest weighing over 100 kilograms. Visitors can camp in a dedicated area with basic facilities, which is adjacent to the car park. Water and firewood are not supplied, and camping fees apply.

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Website: www.nretas.nt.gov.au/national-parks-and-reserves/parks/find/henbury
Phone: 61 8 8951 8250

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Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs Area,
Hermannsburg, Northern Territory 0872

Hermannsburg was originally a Lutheran mission and was the first town in Central Australia. It was also home to the famous Aboriginal watercolour artist, Albert Namatjira. In 1982 the area was returned to the Aboriginal people and in 1988, the German style whitewashed buildings were restored to their original 19th century condition. Tearooms, a museum and an art gallery featuring some of Namatjira’s original works, are found within the historic precinct.

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Email: historichermannsbur@bigpond.com
Website: www.hermannsburg.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 7402

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Sukra @ Lasseters Hotel Casino

93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

To top off the fantastic dining options within the Lasseters Hotel Casino, Sukra provides diners with a menu featuring your favourite Asian-inspired dishes. Having been awarded the Northern Territory's 'Best Restaurant' in 2013, Sukra's intimate design and authentic Asian menu make for an enjoyable and tasty dining experience. Complement your meal with a glass from the impressive international wine list.

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Email: info@aspcc.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8950 7740

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Arnguli Grill

Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

A gem of Australia's rugged heart, Arnguli, the local Indigenous word for bush plum, is a fitting name for a restaurant that celebrates its stunning surroundings. Quality Australian produce are enlivened by local Indigenous spices, grains and seeds. Signature tasting plates, a premium selection of Australian wines and a revolving art space all feature in this modern formal dining room. Children's menu available.

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Email: DG.Reception@voyages.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8957 7714

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Mayu @ Hotel Sails in the Desert

Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

A trip to the ancient monument of Uluru is an unforgettable experience and what better way to top it off than with a meal at Sails in the Desert's premier dining destination, Mayu. Named for the ancient Pitjantjatjara word for flavour, Mayu serves a Modern Australian a la carte menu, matched with some of Australia's finest wines. Bookings are essential.

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Email: SD.Reception@voyages.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8957 7888

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Tali @ Lasseters Hotel Casino

93 Barret Drive, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Named after the sand dunes of central Australia, Tali is set to provide guests with the finest dining experience in central Australia. Located within Lasseters Hotel Casino, Tali will be open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, treating guests to delicious modern Australian cuisine along with a fantastic wine list combining a number of popular wines with a few more rare offerings. Seating up to 180 people, the restaurant also has two private rooms perfect for your next special occasion.

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Email: info@aspcc.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8950 7777

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The Juicy Rump @ Lasseters Hotel Casino

93 Barret Drive, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Nestled within the Lasseters Hotel Casino with stunning views of the MacDonnell Ranges, the Juicy Rump is a contemporary architecturally designed space perfect for family dinners, or even just casual drinks with workmates. Set out with a spacious outdoor courtyard, the steakhouse turn into a great venue to dance the night away on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Email: info@aspcc.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8950 7777

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Longitude 131° Dining

1 Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Luxury outback resort Longitude 131°, in the heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, is known for its high end amenities and its dining options are no different. Guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch in the architecturally-designed restaurant, built to take advantage of the spectacular views of the landscape. Dinner here is unforgettable, with the opportunity to dine on outback fare under the stars, accompanied by the deep acoustics of the didgeridoo. Private dining is also available on the Dune Top or poolside.

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Email: longitude131@voyages.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8957 7131

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Gecko Cafe

Town Square, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Whether it be from the sanctuary of one of the five hotels, or the intimacy of Voyages Ayers Rock Resort Campground, experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Australia's Northern Territory. At the resident Gecko Cafe, guests kick back with gourmet pizzas, pasta and Mediterranean style dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a coffee, cocktail or snack outdoors on the terrace.

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Email: general@maryriverpark.com
Phone: 61 8 8957 7888

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Uluru Camel Tours

10 Kali Circuit, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Award-winning Uluru Camel Tours is an owner operated tour business based in the Red Centre of Australia showcasing 25 years of passion of all things camel! They offer a camel experience that can't be beaten anywhere in Australia, with the world heritage area of Uluru and Kata Tjuta as our stunning backdrop. The farm is situated at Voyages Ayers Rock Resort and is open all year round for visitors to come and have a short ride and explore our camel museum and saddlery. It is home to 60 friendly working camels who visitors fall in love with! Guests leave with lifelong memories of Uluru and the Outback. If you are looking for the ultimate way to experience this beautiful desert region that no one else can offer visit Uluru Camel Tours when you're in the Red Centre. School groups are welcome and can customise excursions to align with the curriculum or their current studies.

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Email: reservations@ulurucameltours.com.au
Website: www.ulurucameltours.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 3333

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Uluru Express and Motorcycle Tours

Lot 117 Kunia Road, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Uluru Motorcycle Tours was the first registered Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tour company in Australia, kicking off on 2nd February 1991. With over a decade of experience they offer customers unforgettable and fun-filled adventures around Uluru/Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta/the Olgas. As a passenger on an authentic Harley Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle you will be taken to enjoy spectacular views of Uluru and other breath-taking locations. They have a large selection of different adventure rides that are conducted throughout the day to suit and satisfy every individual need and time requirements. You can also choose from one of the sunrise, daytime or sunset tours. Admire the magnificent views of Uluru or Kata Tjuta National Park which is always best with a glass of bubbly in your hand.

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Email: info@ulurucycles.com
Website: www.ulurucycles.com
Phone: 61 8 8956 2019

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Uluru Scenic Flights / Professional Helicopter Services Pty Ltd

At the Tour Information Centre, Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

See the Red Centre by taking a once in a lifetime scenic helicopter flight of some of the Northern Territory's iconic attractions. Tours offered by Professional Helicopter Services include breathtaking trips to Uluru / Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta / The Olgas, which are located in the World Heritage-listed Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, and Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park.

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Email: phs.rock@bigpond.net.au
Website: www.phs.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 2003

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Curtin Springs Tours

Lasseter Highway, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Curtin Springs offers several different tours and experiences so you can share the wonders of their home and get to know the history, the landscape and the connection to the land. Paper Making Tours are a new way to experience the central Australia Desert, join a tour of the production process in the Old Abattoir and learn how to make different range of papers. Curtin Springs Walks are designed for those who are looking to step gently into the environment and to appreciate being in the landscape. The combination of ancient and vast salt lakes, different land types each with their unique features and textures, the effect of the changing light during the day and on Mt Conner in the late afternoon, are sure to take your breath away.

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Email: enquiries@curtinsprings.com
Website: www.curtinsprings.com
Phone: 61 8 8956 2906

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Sounds of Silence Ayers Rock Resort

Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Your Sounds of Silence experience begins with canapés and chilled sparkling wine served on a viewing platform overlooking the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. As the sun sets and darkness falls to the sound of a didgeridoo, join your table of fellow travellers for an unforgettable dining experience and an introduction to Aboriginal culture with a traditional dance performance under the outback sky. Our attentive staff will keep your glass full with a quality selection of Australian wine and beers while first course is served. As the night sky twinkles to life, help yourself to a bush tucker inspired buffet that incorporates native bush ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo, barramundi and quandong. After dinner, settle back and listen to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Locate the Southern Cross, the signs of the zodiac, the Milky Way, as well as planets and galaxies that are visible due to the exceptional clarity of the atmosphere. After dinner, enjoy dessert with a glass of port, tea or coffee.

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Email: travel@voyages.com.au
Website: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/sounds-of-silence
Phone: 61 2 8296 8010

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SEIT Outback Australia

Tourist Information Centre, Ayers Rock Resort, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

SEIT Outback Australia offers exciting, adventurous, exclusive and specialised iconic, pioneering and cultural touring in the Red Centre of Australia. This innovative touring company focuses on providing clients with the ultimate interpretive touring experiences from Alice Springs to Uluru / Ayers Rock, with a range of products and customised touring itineraries for small groups and charters (maximum 14 people). Many touring options are exclusive to SEIT Outback Australia such as Mt Conner four-wheel drive day tour and Cave Hill Indigenous Day Tour from Uluru. Their tours provide authentic indigenous and cultural experiences in a small group environment. All SEIT Outback Australia guides are highly trained and have a passion for culture, history and the environment and have attained extensive guiding experience in the Red Centre.

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Email: bookings@seitoutbackaustralia.com.au
Website: www.seitoutbackaustralia.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 3156

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Austour Australia

12 Liddesdale Avenue, Mornington Peninsula area,
Frankston, Victoria 3199

Want to experience the best of Australia’s outback, Austour offer a range of tours suitable for people who have a love of the outdoors. Their tours are designed for guests who like to walk a little, want to explore and discover new places, are relatively fit and appreciate the company of others. An Australian owned family company, Austour have been operating safari adventure tours since 1963.

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Email: austour@austour.com.au
Website: www.austour.com.au
Phone: 61 3 9770 2145

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Kings Creek Helicopters

Kings Creek Station, Luritja Road, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Explore the Red Centre from the air with Kings Creek Helicopters and see iconic wonders, including George Gill Range, Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta / The Olgas and Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park. Kings Creek helicopters hold safety briefings and provide an informative commentary, which is available on CD in four different languages.

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Email: arhelis@bigpond.com
Website: www.helicoptergroup.com
Phone: 61 8 8956 2077

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Under A Desert Moon

Kings Canyon Resort, Luritja Road, Watarrka National Park, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Imagine the romance of a table for two in a wilderness setting under a canopy of the southern night sky. The only light comes from the moon and the flickering glow of the fire. The only sound is the whispering of the breeze through the desert oak trees and the crackling flames. While you soak up the atmosphere, a superb six course set menu is served, accompanied by some of Australia's finest wines. Under A Desert Moon, is an exclusive dining experience at Kings Canyon Resort. It's designed for intimacy with no more that 16 guests (eight tables two) dining on any one night. Under A Desert Moon is a fantastic way to unwind after a day hiking through Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park.

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Email: travel@dncinc.com
Website: www.kingscanyonresort.com.au
Phone: 61 3 9413 6284

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Kings Creek Station Tours

Luritja Road, Kings Creek Station, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Situated at the foot of the beautiful George Gill Range, just 35 kilometres from Kings Canyon, Kings Creek Station is a truly unique 2,000 square kilometre slice of the real Australian outback. Owned and operated by locals, brimming with true outback hospitality, Kings Creek Station is where an outback adventure begins. Travellers can set up camp in the tranquil campground or stay in a safari cabin set amongst natural bush, try a famous Kings Creek camel burger, relax by the pool, take a stroll to the George Gill lookout for magnificent views of the range and enjoy this genuine cattle and camel station. Their camels are not just good looking they are friendly and reliable because they take good care of them. The camel train is led by their experienced guide who is happy to answer your questions and take your photograph. The camels easy gait and comfortable, individually designed saddles ensure a safe and pleasant ride. Kings Creek Station use a loading platform for your safety and convenience and to reduce strain on the camel joints. Helmets are provided for your added safety. Four tours are available, starting from a quick five minute ride to an hour long ride.

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Email: res@kingscreekstation.com.au
Website: www.kingscreekstation.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 7474

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Kings Canyon / Professional Helicopter Services Pty Ltd

C/- Kings Canyon Resort, Luritja Road, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

View Kings Canyon, George Gill Range and Watarrka National Park from a completely different perspective with a scenic helicopter flight. Professional Helicopter Services offers breathtaking flights for all types of budgets, bubble windows giving a larger perspective, and friendly, helpful and informative pilots. Pick up and drop off transfers to and from resort or canyon car park are available.

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Email: phs.kc@clearmail.com.au
Website: www.phs.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 7873

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Crest Diving

PO Box 220, Shoalhaven Area,
Vincentia, New South Wales 2540

All year round, in almost all weather conditions, Jervis Bay is the perfect location to take a journey to another world with Crest Diving. Your journey of discovery begins on the beach, where white sands offer a preview into the watery world beyond. The shallow temperate waters and rocky reefs are home to a vast number of aquatic animals. Many protected and endangered species seek haven in these pristine waters, while seasonal changes invite species to take up temporary residence. They offer professional, personalised snorkel and scuba instruction. All programs run by Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and Divemasters and they cater to all levels of experience. Crest Diving specialise in family friendly, shore based activities, snorkel and scuba, group, club and frequent diver discounts. Hire equipment, air fills, and Marine Education programs are available. Extensive knowledge and photo library of the local marine life. Appointments are essential.

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Email: sue@crestdiving.com.au
Website: www.crestdiving.com.au
Phone: 61 2 4443 3294
Mobile: 61 414 787 281

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Outback Cycling

Herbet Heritage Drive , Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Join their local Mountain Bike Tour and let their experienced guides treat you to amazing single trail that takes you through the Australian Outback catching some awesome views as you go. You'll venture deeper into the bush and find the best trails only known to the locals. Tours are 2.0 hours duration and start and finish at the Trail Station at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. They provide: bike, helmet, trail and mechanical support, and a local guide rider. All riders are advised to wear comfortable clothing and runners/walking shoes. Please bring your own water bottle, sunscreen and sunglasses. Outback Cycling also offers regular ladies and mens bikes for hire as well as premium mountain bikes. Bikes are available for hire from the YHA hostel in Alice Springs. Suggested rides for the self-guided adventurer: Telegraph Station Historic Precinct (8km return), Simpson's Gap (via the bike path, 50km return).

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Email: info@outbackcycling.com
Website: www.outbackcycling.com
Phone: 61 8 8952 3993
Mobile: 61 439 860 735

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Europcar Alice Springs

Alice Springs Airport Terminal, Santa Teresa Road, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Europcar at Alice Springs Airport offers competitively priced car hire. With a wide fleet choice including economy, full sized cars, minivans and four-wheel drives, visit them today. Whether travelling on business, for pleasure or both, let Europcar help take care of the stress of finding transportation with service options to maximise your experience. Explore all the Northern Territory has to offer in one of their four-wheel drives / SUVs (sport utility vehicles). Plan a road trip and be amazed by outback landmarks and natural features. Why not hire a compact car and discover all the delights of Alice Springs. Larger groups are catered for with their minivans, so your can take the whole family or team along. Europcar, you rent a lot more than a car. Please be aware that special restrictions are applicable when renting a car in the Northern Territory.

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Email: info@europcar.com.au
Website: car-rental.europcar.com.au/car-hire-alice-springs
Phone: 61 8 8953 3799

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Hertz Northern Territory

34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Hertz Northern Territory offer the same friendly Hertz service that you are familiar with all over the world, with some extra local touches that help you get the most out of your outback holiday. They carry a very extensive range of latest model cars, four-wheel drive vehicles and minibuses, all of which are maintained to the highest standard. Vehicles range from an around town economy vehicle to a large four-wheel drive or minibus. Hertz Northern Territory operates downtown and from airport locations in the major centres of Alice Springs, Yulara, Darwin and Katherine. Customers are offered free hotel pick-up from most branches and free transfers to and from The Ghan when in Alice Springs. Free maps, touring advice, customer discount vouchers and 24 hour roadside assistance are just some of the extra ways that they go out of their way to help you have a safe, happy and very affordable holiday.

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Email: ausres@hertz.com
Website: www.hertz.com.au

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Central Car Rentals

76 Hartley Street, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Central Car Rentals is the only locally owned car hire company in Central Australia, offering economy, intermediate and large two wheel-drives, and large four-wheel drive vehicles. Their staff are highly experienced and passionate about the area and can assist with maps and itineraries. All vehicles have limited or unlimited kilometre rates available, making Central Car Rentals a great choice to explore Central Australia. One way accommodation or airport pickup is available and camping equipment is also available for hire.

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Email: info@centralcarrentals.com.au
Website: www.centralcarrentals.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8952 0098

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Alice Springs Airport Shuttle

Shop 2, Capricornia Centre, Gregory Terrace, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Alice Springs Airport Shuttle run a large fleet of vehicles to service their charter market, suiting all individuals needs, from 18 seat coasters to 53 seat buses. From large to small intimate groups, they can accommodate all your charter needs, tailor-made to your specific requirements. Specialising in conference and convention transfers. Alice Springs Airport Shuttle offers professional, friendly and personalised service whilst being experts in solving and supplying your transport arrangements.

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Email: aspadmin@buslink.com.au
Website: www.buslink.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8953 0310
Mobile: 61 407 529 901

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Uluru Motorcycle Tours

Kunia Road, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Uluru Motorcycle Tours offers the experienced motorcycle rider the opportunity to ride one of the world's most pretigious and sort after road machines - the Harley-Davidson. Explore the scenic wonders of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park home to the iconic Uluru / Ayers Rock, the great rock domes of Kata Tjuta / The Olgas and the informative Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre or the impressive Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park. With over a decade of experience Uluru Motorcycle Tours offers our customers unforgettable and fun-filled adventures around Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuṯa (the Olgas). Be the passenger on an authentic Harley Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle and enjoy spectacular views of Uluṟu and other breathtaking locations. Admire the magnificent views of Uluṟu or Kata Tjuṯa at their very best with a glass of Champagne in your hand.

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Email: ulurucycles@bigpond.com
Website: www.ulurucycles.com
Phone: 61 8 8956 2019

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Budget Car and Truck Rental Alice Springs

Shop 3, 113 Todd Street, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Offering a huge range of vehicles, Budget Car and Truck Rental is the number one choice. Cars, four wheel drives and minibuses are all covered by their 24 hour roadside assistance. Budget has a variety of additional services such as portable GPS units, baby seats, extra spare tyres, a range of four wheel drive equipment for hire and offers free delivery to your hotel within a five kilometre radius of their office. Budget employs local staff with local knowledge and they can provide you with free maps and street directories to ensure you are headed in the right direction. Whatever you need, they have the right vehicle at the right price for you, Budget - driving your dollar further.

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Email: alicesprings@sa.budget.com.au
Website: www.budget.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8952 8899

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Longitude 131

Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Longitude 131° offers immersion in the Australian outback, a true sense of stillness and beauty in this desert landscape, rich in cultural heritage and history. Explore the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta and discover some of the ancient creation stories of the Anangu, the land's traditional custodians. Spend time exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the desert and come face to face with this irresistible land. In the spirit of the original pioneers, stay in canopied pavilions that seem to float over the rust-red dunes. Luxuriously contemporised, today's explorers are cosseted from the elements in surrounds that favour refined comfort over ostentation. Classic furnishings meld with indigenous textures to evoke a sanctuary of earthy elegance. A private glass wall yields unparalleled views of Uluru. Exceptional cuisine celebrates a fusion of modern and local flavours. Enjoy an outback sundowner in the Dune House bar and dine under a glittering canopy of stars at Table 131°. Quieten to the night sounds of the desert and be mesmerised by the movement and songs of an ancient culture by firelight. Timeless and enriching, Longitude 131° promises a transcendent connection with this spirited land.

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Email: reserve@baillielodges.com.au
Website: www.longitude131.com.au
Phone: 61 2 9918 4355

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Desert Gardens Hotel

Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, Desert Gardens Hotel at Ayers Rock Resort is a short drive from Ayers Rock Airport and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities. The hotel offers a range of accommodation options from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms with stunning views of Uluru. Relax in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or unwind in the hotel's pool, sip cocktails from the Bunya Bar after a long day of exploring the spectacular landscape. Dine at Arnguli Grill Restaurant and savour an a la carte flame grilled menu. Wander in to the main shopping area of the resort for more dining options. Take a short stroll to one of the resort's numerous lookouts where you can view what is arguably Australia's best sunset, with the spectacular play of colours across the face of Uluru and the surrounding desert. Join a guided tour to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and learn about the ancient culture of the Anangu people, who have lived on the land for thousands of years. Ride a camel across the desert dunes, hop on a Harley or embark on a base walk of Uluru.

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Email: travel@voyages.com.au
Website: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/desert/
Phone: 61 2 8296 8010

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Curtin Springs Wayside Inn

Lasseter Highway, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Curtin Springs has been home to the Severin family since 1956, when Peter Severin arrived with his young wife Dawn, their toddler son Ashley and 1,500 head of cattle. Curtin Springs stands as a testimony to the commitment of Peter and Ashley Severin to both the pastoral and tourism industries. At Curtin Springs we balance beef production with being a million acre wildlife corridor, and offer many ways for visitors to connect with the spectacular landscape. We invite you to take a 'peek behind the curtain' to explore the wonders of our home. Located just 100km east of Ayers Rock, Curtin Springs (the first Wayside Inn in Central Australia) offers a perfect base from which to visit the Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon areas. Or stay a while longer and 'peel back the layers' by including our experiences, tours and hospitality in your travel plans. Curtin Springs Wayside Inn - Providing a Service for Travellers - stop and meet a local. Curtin Springs Paper - Handmade paper from our native grasses. Curtin Springs Walks - Private guided walks.

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Email: enquiries@curtinsprings.com
Website: www.curtinsprings.com
Phone: 61 8 8956 2906

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Ayers Rock Campground

Ayers Rock Resort Campground, Yulara Drive, Uluru/Kata Tjuta Area,
Yulara, Northern Territory 0872

Whether you're backpacking, caravanning or camping, Ayers Rock Campground has accommodation to suit your needs. Pitch your tent on spacious grounds under the shade of native desert oaks. With tent sites, powered sites and air-conditioned cabins to choose from, Ayers Rock Campground offers a range of services and facilities to make the great outdoors truly enjoyable. Located within the Ayers Rock Resort complex the campground is an ideal base from which to experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. A well-equipped campground with modern amenities - perfectly suited to families, independent travellers and groups.

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Email: campground@ayersrockresort.com.au
Website: www.ayersrockresort.com.au/arrcamp/
Phone: 61 8 8957 7001

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Kings Canyon Resort

Luritja Road, Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Kings Canyon Resort is located between Alice Springs and Uluru/Ayers Rock, seven kilometres from Watarrka National Park, home of the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon. A perfect base for exploring the surrounding natural wonders, the resort offers accommodation ranging from deluxe hotel rooms to budget backpacker-style lodge rooms as well as caravan and camping facilities. Dine at the resort's Desert Oaks Bistro or, during peak season, get a taste for the outback with contemporary barbecue fare and live entertainment at the Outback Bar &; Grill. Enjoy a tipple at the lively Thirsty Dingo Bar or make your way to the Sunset Viewing Platform for Twilight Sunset Drinks - don't forget your camera! Pass through the eerie formations of weathered rock known as The Lost City on a hiking tour. Experience the rim walk by climbing to the top of Kings Canyon to view the spectacular sunrise or sunset. Take a guided tour of Kings Creek Station on your own four-wheel quad bike or see the magnificent sunrise or sunset on a camel safari. Appreciate the true beauty and grandeur of Kings Canyon on a scenic helicopter flight.

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Email: travel@dncinc.com
Website: www.kingscanyonresort.com.au
Phone: 61 3 9426 7550

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Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge

Luritja Road, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Enjoy the tranquility of a boutique lodge with "glamping" at its best! Surrounded by towering desert oaks the lodge has ten luxury air conditioned tented cabins with en-suite. In the evening join us on the verandah for drinks and nibbles followed by a three course gourmet meal with an Australian touch under the stars. End your evening with new friends, story telling and star gazing around the campfire. In the morning enjoy a full cooked breakfast before heading off to explore the amazing Kings Canyon and see a diverse range of flora and fauna, many unique to the George Gill Range, the domes of the Lost City and the lush Garden of Eden. Alternatively, arrange an escorted quad bike ride or explore the land on the back of a camel. See the breathtaking landscape from the skies on a helicopter scenic tour. All activities can be organised by the friendly lodge staff.

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Email: kcwl.admin@aptouring.com.au
Website: www.aptouring.com.au/travel-styles/Wilderness-Lodges/Northern-Territory
Phone: 61 8 8955 8311

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Kings Creek Station

Luritja Road, Watarrka (Kings Canyon) Area,
Kings Canyon, Northern Territory 0872

Situated at the foot of the beautiful George Gill Range, just 36 kilometres from Kings Canyon, Kings Creek Station is a truly unique 2,000 square kilometre slice of the real Australian desert. Set amongst majestic desert oaks, Kings Creek Station is a working cattle/camel station with facilities for camping or stay in safari cabin accommodation, both options designed so you can experience the outback. After a busy day at Kings Canyon, unwind with a bottle of wine and some delicious snacks at the cafe and watch the sunset against the majestic George Gill Ranges. Try one of the famous Kings Creek camel burgers or relax by the pool with an icy cold drink. Stroll to the George Gill lookout for magnificent views of the range, enjoy this genuine cattle and camel station. Join a camel safari or ride a quad bike through magnificent desert oaks, cruise over rolling red sand dunes, weave through thick mulga scrub and golden fields of spinifex. Take a scenic helicopter flight over the vast maze of crags and canyons, rock formations and waterholes.

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Email: res@kingscreekstation.com.au
Website: www.kingscreekstation.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 7474

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Glen Helen Homestead Lodge

Namatjira Drive, via, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Situated at the western end of the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, Glen Helen Resort is the climax to an adventurous and colourful drive approximately one hour from Alice Springs. Glen Helen Resort is surrounded by natural beauty within easy day trip distance from Palm Valley, Hermannsburg, Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge and Mt Sonder. Indulge in a cold beer while relaxing at sunset on the back veranda of the restored station homestead, then treat yourself to an excellent meal in the Namatjira Gallery Restaurant. Join an extended tour to some of the region's most picturesque locations. Drive to Ormiston Gorge and nearby points of interest such as the amazing mound springs, artist Henk Guth's grave facing Mt Sonder and sunset from the lookout. Enjoy a refreshing dip at Glen Helen Gorge, go on a hike through the ranges, or raft up Redbank Gorge. Take a drive along the Finke River or get a bird's eye view of the amazing natural landscape on a scenic flight. See local wildlife including many bird species, rock wallabies, dingoes and lizards.

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Email: res@glenhelen.com.au
Website: www.glenhelen.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8956 7489

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G'day Mate Tourist Park

23 Palm Circuit, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

G’day Mate Tourist Park is a quiet place to relax after a day spent discovering Central Australia. There are large shady grassed sites, fully sealed roads, airconditioned cabins, spotless amenities and a swimming pool. G'day Mate Tourist Park is an excellent choice, with all your needs for a memorable stay in Alice Springs.

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Email: gdaymatetouristpark@bigpond.com
Website: www.gdaymatetouristpark.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8952 9589

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Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge

Palm Circuit, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge is situated on the southern entrance to Alice Springs. Snuggled into the base of the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges, Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge offers a truly unique Australian outback accommodation experience. Enjoy views of the spectacular ranges from the comfort of this welcoming and relaxing hotel. Located minutes from Alice Springs' heart makes this an ideal stay to explore both the town and surrounding outback such as the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges, Standley Chasm and Simpson's Gap. On site is the Heavitree Gap Tavern, where you can enjoy wonderful food and entertainment Every evening a colony of black-footed rock wallabies can be fed at the lodge - a popular activity for guests of all ages. Visit Adelaide House Museum dedicated to pioneering days of Alice Springs and is home to memorabilia and photos from this time. Holding some of the most interesting cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs with seven registered Aboriginal sacred sites and trees of significance, the cultural precinct is an essential part of a holiday in Alice Springs. Or for an outback adventure, trek to Alice Springs Desert Park and native flora and fauna and spectacular natural landscape.

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Email: res@htgol.auroraresorts.com.au
Website: www.auroraresorts.com.au/en-us/accommodation/heavitreegapoutbacklodgealicesprings.aspx
Phone: 61 8 8950 4444

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BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park

Palm Place, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Discover the Red Centre, with its ancient cultures and breathtaking horizons. The famous MacDonnell Range Holiday Park is situated in the picturesque surroundings of the MacDonnell Ranges, away from the traffic and noise, just south of Alice Springs. Choose accommodation to suit your budget from deluxe villas, ensuite cabins and dorm-style rooms. MacDonnell Range Holiday Park has pedal go karts and jumping pillows, recreation room with pool tables, table tennis and video games, adventure playgrounds, BMX track and half court basketball. Keep the kids entertained whilst you relax by one of the swimming pools and enjoy the desert sunset. Wake up to the park's famous for free pancake breakfasts every Sunday morning, catch the didgeridoo performance on Sunday afternoons and gaze at the brilliant star light night sky. Venture out on a guided tour to the nearby natural attractions, head in to Alice Springs town centre for some shopping or visit one of the many Aboriginal art galleries and cultural centres to get learn about the important indigenous heritage of the region.

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Email: macrange@macrange.com.au
Website: www.macrange.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8952 6111
Mobile: 61 418 897 029

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Stuart Caravan and Cabin Tourist Park

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs Area,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870

Stuart Caravan and Cabin Park is conveniently located in the town of Alice Springs, directly opposite the Alice Springs Cultural Precinct. The centre of Alice Springs is within close proximity to the park, which offers two bedroom deluxe to budget cabin accommodation, spacious van sites, modern amenities, pool, playground and more. The park is family owned and run and take pride in being friendly and helpful.

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Email: info@stuartcaravanpark.com.au
Website: www.stuartcaravanpark.com.au
Phone: 61 8 8952 2547

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