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Best things to do in Red Centre

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The Kangaroo Sanctuary (Alice Springs)
Ranked #1 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Home of Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Animal Planet) Guided sunset tour
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Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) (Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park)
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$104* and up
Ranked #2 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Geologic Formations; Mountains; Outdoors
Owner description: Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara meaning ‘many heads’. This spectacular landform lies about 50 kilometres drive from Uluru and... more » Owner description: Kata Tjuta is Pitjantjatjara meaning ‘many heads’. This spectacular landform lies about 50 kilometres drive from Uluru and Yulara. This area is an Anangu men’s site and is sacred under Tjukurpa(traditional law). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to visit this place but as with all areas of the park, please stay on the marked tracks. « less
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Larapinta Trail (Alice Springs)
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$1,739* and up
Ranked #3 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Uluru (Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park)
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$753* and up
Ranked #4 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Geologic Formations; National Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
Owner description: Palya! Welcome to Anangu land. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal land. It is jointly managed by its traditional... more » Owner description: Palya! Welcome to Anangu land. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal land. It is jointly managed by its traditional owners Anangu and Parks Australia. The park is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site for its natural and cultural values. The spectacular rock formations and surrounding sand plains provide rare habitats for an incredible variety of plants and animals. Anangu invite you to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to learn more about their land, beliefs and culture. « less
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$753* and up
Ranked #5 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Canyons; Outdoors
Located in Watarrka National Park, this rugged landscape is known for its 100–meter-high sheer walls.
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MacDonnell Ranges (West MacDonnell National Park)
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$824* and up
Ranked #6 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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$83* and up
Ranked #7 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of the Air was established, it has been at the forefront... more » Owner description: History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of the Air was established, it has been at the forefront of developing techniques that continually enhance learning experiences of students living in remote areas of Central Australia.Immerse yourself in history, learn about outback lifestyle, discover world-class innovations and be inspired by what has been and continues to be a uniquely Australian method of education – achieved in “The World’s Largest Classroom”. « less
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$83* and up
Ranked #8 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors

Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s central desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, birds, animals and people of  these arid regions... more »

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Ormiston Gorge and Pound (West MacDonnell National Park)
Ranked #9 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Devils Marbles (Wauchope)
Ranked #10 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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$83* and up
Ranked #11 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs . Established in 1872 to relay messages between... more »

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Ranked #12 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Owner description: Situated in the heart of Alice Springs Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum is a must for visitors to the town who would like to... more » Owner description: Situated in the heart of Alice Springs Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum is a must for visitors to the town who would like to learn a little more about the Aboriginal Culture in Central Australia. The museum features the private collection of paintings and artefacts gathered over many years by Mbantua Gallery owner, Tim Jennings. View watercolours by Albert Namitjira and Gabriella Wallace, a Top End artefacts display, numerous examples of shields, weapons, boomerangs and spears. Make sure to take the time to read the information boards detailing Aboriginal customs and rituals. Free entry! « less
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Sounds of Starlight (Alice Springs)
Ranked #13 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
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Ranked #14 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Mount Gillen (Alice Springs)
Ranked #15 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Art Galleries; Cultural
Owner description: Nyinkka Nyunyu is an authentic Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre, which celebrates both the history and the living culture of... more » Owner description: Nyinkka Nyunyu is an authentic Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre, which celebrates both the history and the living culture of the proud Warumungu people, traditional owners of Tennant Creek. It is also a fine museum and the regional art gallery for the surrounding Barkly Region. The staff are friendly, traditional Warumungu people who offer a genuine Aboriginal experience. Take the audio tour to hear the stories of this amazing landscape! Open 7 days per week. « less
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$83* and up
Ranked #17 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: For kids who like reptiles, this huge reptile display is paradise, featuring over 30 species and a chance to feed and get up... more » Owner description: For kids who like reptiles, this huge reptile display is paradise, featuring over 30 species and a chance to feed and get up close to many of them. « less
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$753* and up
Ranked #18 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Anzac Hill (Alice Springs)
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$83* and up
Ranked #19 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Museums; Cultural
Owner description: You’re sure to find something in this complex that grabs you, whether it's fossils at the natural history Museum of Central... more » Owner description: You’re sure to find something in this complex that grabs you, whether it's fossils at the natural history Museum of Central Australia, aircraft and wreckage at the Aviation Museum or Aboriginal and contemporary art at the Araluen Centre. « less
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$83* and up
Ranked #21 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Museums
Owner description: Winner of the 2012 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Award for Best New Tourism Development. Since 1928 the Royal Flying... more » Owner description: Winner of the 2012 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Award for Best New Tourism Development. Since 1928 the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has provided 24-hour emergency medical services to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia. Today, the RFDS provides the finest care to more than 275,000 Australians each year – that’s one person every two minutes. Visit the original Alice Springs working base operating since 1939 to learn more about this unique service. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a non profit organization, with 100% of all profits made from tours, purchases in the café and from our online store going straight to the replenishment of medical equipment. « less
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Ranked #22 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: Tourism Central Australia proudly represents the spectacular region of Central Australia, including Alice Springs, Uluru,... more » Owner description: Tourism Central Australia proudly represents the spectacular region of Central Australia, including Alice Springs, Uluru, Tennant Creek, and everywhere in between! Our Visitor Information Centre in the heart of Alice Springs can provide up to date travel and tour information. Welcome! « less
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Ranked #23 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Valleys; Outdoors
Owner description: Located approximately 48 miles south of Alice Springs, this region offers visitors views of brilliantly-colored rock... more » Owner description: Located approximately 48 miles south of Alice Springs, this region offers visitors views of brilliantly-colored rock formations. « less
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Ranked #24 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at this museum, which tells their stories through... more » Owner description: Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at this museum, which tells their stories through photographs, artifacts and other memorabilia. « less
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$753* and up
Ranked #25 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: This national park whose name, Watarrka, comes from the Aboriginal word for the umbrella bush, is best known for its... more » Owner description: This national park whose name, Watarrka, comes from the Aboriginal word for the umbrella bush, is best known for its spectacular sheer walls of Kings Canyon. « less
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre (Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park)
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$275* and up
Ranked #26 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: History Museums; Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Cultural
Learn about the history and legend of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by exploring its Aboriginal culture.
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Camels Australia (Alice Springs)
Ranked #27 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Farms; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #28 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Ranked #29 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The 16 ha area that is now Olive Pink Botanic Garden was gazetted in 1956 as the Australian Arid Regions Flora Reserve after... more » Owner description: The 16 ha area that is now Olive Pink Botanic Garden was gazetted in 1956 as the Australian Arid Regions Flora Reserve after intense lobbying by the Garden’s founder, and first honorary curator, Miss Olive Muriel Pink.The Garden is part of a substantial area of contiguous Crown Land that extends east from the Todd River on the southern edge of the Alice Springs Central Business District. Prior to 1956 the land was unoccupied and grazed variously by feral goat, rabbit, and cattle populations, such that the vegetation on the floodplain area was fairly modified and devoid of tree and shrub cover when Miss Pink took up occupancy there in 1956.Miss Pink and her Warlpiri assistant gardeners spent the next two decades battling drought conditions and almost non-existent operational funding to develop Miss Pink’s vision for the Reserve. Together they planted a somewhat eclectic collection of trees and shrubs native to the central Australian region as well as various cacti, garden flowers, and introduced trees around Home Hut that could withstand the harsh summers. « less
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Ranked #30 of 52 attractions in Red Centre
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