Australia’s beating heart – the Red Centre

Sponsored content: The Outback Way

  1. Whether you are coming from the east or the west, watch the colours and landscape change as you enter the Northern Territory. 
  2. Head to the top of Anzac Hill and take in the sun setting across the West MacDonnell ranges. After a good night’s rest, take a scenic drive and explore the outback waterholes that make up Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park. 
  3. Stop at Erldunda Roadhouse for a bite to eat and see the resident emus. 
  4. Make your way towards Uluru and stop by Watarrka National Park, home to Kings Canyon and the Garden of Eden.
  5. You’ve made it to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy dinner under the stars with Uluru as your backdrop. 

(Travel Alert: The Kaltukatjara (Docker River) community, located 670 km south-west of Alice Springs, is closed to non-essential travellers. This restricts access for visitors driving the WA/NT border section of the Outback Way. Please check with the Central Land Council (CLC) for the latest advice).  

Visit northernterritory.com/drive to start your journey.

Mandatory credit: Tourism NT/Matt Cherubino & Tourism Australia/Nicholas Kavo