Red Centre: Places to Explore


  • Alice Springs

    Once a ramshackle collection of buildings on dusty streets, Alice Springs—known colloquially as "the Alice" or just "Alice"—is today an incongruously suburban tourist center with a population...

  • Between Uluru and Alice Springs

    The 440-km (273-mile) drive to Uluru from Alice Springs along the Stuart and Lasseter highways takes about five hours—or longer if you veer off the track to see some other impressive geological sites.

  • Uluru and Kata Tjuta

    It's easy to see why the Aborigines attach spiritual significance to Uluru (Ayers Rock). It rises magnificently above the plain and dramatically changes color throughout the day. At more than...

  • West MacDonnell Ranges

    The West MacDonnell Ranges—stretching westward from just a few kilometers outside Alice Springs for around 200 km (125 miles)—are a spectacular series of red-rock mountains interspersed by...


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