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  • 1. Alice Springs Desert Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Focusing on the desert, which makes up 70% of the Australian landmass, this 75-acre site contains 320 types of plants and 120 animal species...Read More

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  • 2. Kata Tjuta

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Many visitors feel that Kata Tjuta (formerly known as The Olgas) is more satisfying to explore than Uluru. Uluru is one immense block, so you...Read More

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  • 3. Kings Canyon

    Between Uluru and Alice Springs | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    In Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon is one of the most spectacular sights in central Australia. Sprawling in scope, the canyon's sheer cliff...Read More

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  • 4. Simpsons Gap

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    This is the closest gorge to Alice Springs. There is a bicycle track that winds from the city center to the Gap. Stark-white ghost gums (Australian...Read More

  • 5. Standley Chasm

    Geological Site

    This is one of the most impressive canyons in the MacDonnell Ranges. At midday, when the sun is directly overhead, the 10-yard-wide canyon glows...Read More

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  • 6. Uluru

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    An inevitable sensation of excitement builds as you approach this great monolith. If you drive toward it in a rental car, you may find yourself...Read More

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  • 7. Alice Springs Reptile Centre

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Thorny devils, frill-neck lizards, some of the world's deadliest snakes, and "Terry" the saltwater crocodile inhabit this park in the heart...Read More

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  • 8. Araluen Cultural Precinct

    Museum/Gallery

    The most distinctive building in this complex is the Museum of Central Australia, which charts the evolution of the land and its inhabitants...Read More

  • 9. Camels Australia

    Between Uluru and Alice Springs | Tour–Sight

    En route from Alice Springs you'll find Camels Australia, a fun stop on the way to Uluru. Owners Neil and Jayne Waters offer everything from...Read More

  • 10. Ellery Creek Big Hole

    Geological Site

    This is one of the prettiest (and coldest) swimming holes in the Red Centre. It's also the deepest and most permanent water hole in the area...Read More

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  • 11. Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve

    Between Uluru and Alice Springs | Geological Site

    More than 3,000 ancient Aboriginal rock engravings (petroglyphs) are etched into sandstone outcrops in Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve...Read More

  • 12. Glen Helen Gorge

    Geological Site

    This gorge slices through the MacDonnell Ranges, revealing dramatic rock layering and tilting. The gorge was cut by the sporadic Finke River...Read More

  • 13. Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve

    Between Uluru and Alice Springs | Geological Site

    The Henbury Meteorites craters, 12 depressions between 6 feet and 600 feet across, are believed to have been formed by a meteorite shower about...Read More

  • 14. John Flynn's Grave

    Cemetery

    John Flynn, the Royal Flying Doctor Service founder, is memorialized at this spot. It's on a rise with the stark ranges behind, in a memorable...Read More

  • 15. Ormiston Gorge

    Geological Site

    This gorge is breathtaking. A short climb takes you to Gum Tree Lookout, where you can see the spectacular 820-foot-high red gorge walls rising...Read More

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  • 16. Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve

    Between Uluru and Alice Springs | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Amazing formations in the sandstone cliffs of the James Range take on rainbow colors in the early-morning and late-afternoon light. The colors...Read More

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  • 17. Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)

    Museum/Gallery

    This much-visited tourist attraction in Alice Springs has a theater, interactive displays, and a full-scale replica of the fuselage of the service...Read More

  • 18. School of the Air

    Educational Institution

    What do children who live hundreds of miles from the nearest school do for education? Find out at this informative visitor center, which harbors...Read More

  • 19. Serpentine Gorge

    Geological Site

    This site is best experienced by taking a refreshing swim through the narrow, winding gorge. According to an Aboriginal myth a fierce serpent...Read More

  • 20. Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

    Museum/Gallery

    The cultural center is the first thing you'll see after entering the park through a tollgate. The two buildings are built in a serpentine style...Read More

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