Visit Red Centre, Australia

Location, History of Red Centre

The Red Centre, as the name sounds, it is red. Well, the rocks of the region are red. The spectacular view of the rocks is not the only thing to witness. The Red centre is often termed as the heart of outback of Australia. The astonishing view of the landscape, tropical pools and the magnificent wild lives- you get to see all during your journey. And why not? After all Red Centre constitutes the whole southern region desert of Northern Territory of the country.

Red Centre is conversationally used to refer the southern desert region of the Northern Territory. Alice Springs is the most popular destination in the region.

The history of the Red Canter is mainly concentrated around the Aboriginals. They have lived in the region for more than 50,000 years. Still they are the major part of the region. That is why the area is full of the Aboriginals art and cultural history.

In the year 1920, it was thought that Northern Territory should be divided into parts as it was difficult to govern such a large region. So, for five years two separate territories named North Australian and Central Australia were formed.

But in the year 1931, the parts were merged again to form Northern Territory.

Things to do in Red Centre

Although the Red Centrals are remotely located, still the tourists love to visit these places.

Alice Spring is the main hub and heart of the Red Centres. This city has an airport with connecting flights to major cities of Australia. Alice Spring hosts some of the fascinating cultural and historical features of native Aboriginals. Alice Spring Desert Park is famous for the rich plant and animal species.

The Larapinta Trail is 232km track through the West MacDonnell National Park is the trail for long distance walk. While walking, you can witness the scenic beauty of range.

Swimming in the Glen Helen Gorge is also a great experience that you can enjoy in the West MacDonnell Range.

The safaris are extremely popular for getting acquainted with the outback regions. One of the most incredible places to visit is Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It has one of the icons of Australia, the Uluru (Ayers Rock). This monolith is staggering 348 m in height. It holds huge cultural significance for the Anangu people and considered as a sacred place. Seeing it, you can simply understand why it is Australia’s icon.

Simpson Gap is located in the west of Alice Springs are known for sightings of the rock wallabies.

You can also plan a picnic in the majestic cliffs and sandy creeks of the Ellery Creek Big Hole. A large waterhole known for its postcard beauty.

Uluru camel tours are another interesting thing to try. If you can endure sitting on the camels, you can see the nearby places such Ayres Rock and Kata Tjuta. Look and learn about the oldest surviving culture of the world in the various museums.

The natural beauty, wild lives, ancient culture and the outback make the Red Centres a one of a kind place to visit.


Red Centre is named as such because of the unique red colour of the soil in the regions.

Interesting Fact

Uluru is known for the appearance of changing colours at the different stage of a day. At the time of sunset and at dawn, it appears to glow red.


The remoteness of the Red Centres has a unique blend of culture and history. What did you like the most? The camel rides or the walks? Please share your views and memories with us including the photographs here

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