Australia’s Red Centre, accessed from either Alice Springs or the airport at Uluru (Ayers Rock) is for many, the spiritual heart of Australia. It is a truly special place with its outback landscapes, rich Aboriginal heritage and wonderful visitor experiences.

Alice Springs is a vibrant town famous for its colourful characters and excellent art galleries and fascinating Desert Park. The town also plays host to some wonderfully whacky festivals, so check out the events calendar before you go.

Alice Springs is a great place to join a tour or hire a car to explore the treasures of the Red Centre, including Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Australia's most recognisable natural icon. Learn about the Aboriginal culture, watch the colours of the rock change as the sun sets and rises, take a spin on a Harley bike and eat out under a million stars. Make time to marvel at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), a group of large ancient rock formations which need to be seen to be believed, and book a couple of nights at Kings Canyon, for fantastic hiking in the Watarrka National Park.

As well as flying in to Alice Springs or Uluru airports, you can arrive in to the Red Centre from either Darwin or Adelaide on the fantastic Ghan train, or drive in as part of a 4WD adventure.