What a beautiful oasis! It's hard to believe that this lush waterhole is located in the arid deserts of the #RedCentreNT, but Ellery Creek Big Hole is just 90km away from Alice Springs. Great shot, @picturesbycaroline!
Just the incredible #RedCentreNT landscape, endless blue skies, a bike, and you. There's an exhilarating sense of freedom and adventure here that you've gotta experience to believe. Thanks for the amazing pic, @nickbitar!
Adventurers, the #RedCentreNT is calling you! Enjoy the weekend with the sun on your face and your feet in the water at beautiful John Hayes Rockhole in the East MacDonnell Ranges. Thanks for the pic, @jody_bloomer!
Cheers to another perfect weekend in the beautiful #RedCentreNT! Watching sunset at Uluru is one of those unforgettable, bucket list moments; celebrate the occasion by enjoying a glass of champagne with someone special. <3 Thanks for the pic, @libbysmart!
That feeling when you fall in love with the #RedCentreNT and never want to leave 😍 How cute is Indi? Indi is one of many rescued orphan baby kangaroos that live at @thekangaroosanctuary in Alice Springs. You can visit the sanctuary to learn all about these incredible marsupials and even get a cuddle!
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. This #RedCentreNT landmark looks very different from above; any guesses? It's just over 100km south of Tennant Creek and is a meeting place for four different indigenous language groups: Alyawarre, Kayteye, Warumunga and Warlpiri. If you guessed Karlu Karlu or the Devils Marbles, you guessed correctly! Thanks for the great pic, @mattheller_95!
Get your explorer pose ready for the top of Serpentine Gorge! This lookout offers vast, panoramic views of the West MacDonnell Ranges and its series of picturesque waterholes set amongst the incredible #RedCentreNT landscape. Thanks for the pic, @habitualhiker!
So much serenity! Palm Valley is home to some of the most vibrant, spectacular landscapes in the #RedCentreNT. How gorgeous are these peaceful reflections? Thanks for the pic, @dubstamatic.
Here's a #RedCentreNT gem you might not have discovered yet! Ruby Gorge was named for the rubies found there in 1886. Two years later, the rubies were found to be garnets, and the miners left the area. Today, it's a peaceful spot to take your 4WD and enjoy bushwalking and camping. Thanks for the pic, @traveloutbackaustralia!
Aside from that gobsmacking moment when you first see Uluru, one of the highlights of visiting this iconic #RedCentreNT landmark is the Base Walk. As you walk the 10.6km around the base of Uluru, spot the physical features of the rock that illustrate the traditional stories of the Anangu people. Thanks for the pic, @dannyainslie!
The Valley of the Winds walk leads you through the awe-inspiring domes of Kata Tjuta, across creek beds and up steep rock faces. Just when you think it couldn't possibly get more beautiful, you arrive at this magnificent lookout. WOW! Thanks for tagging #RedCentreNT, @thijsbors!
What a perfect start to the day! Those invigorating #RedCentreNT mornings really capture your heart. ❤️ The vivid blue skies, rugged landscape and warm golden light are truly captivating. Thanks for sharing, Dale McIver!
Redbank Gorge is the best-kept secret of the #RedCentreNT waterholes, and it's worth getting off the beaten track for this memorable experience. Float through the narrow chasm, clamber over rocks and wriggle through tunnels to discover a fantastic hidden wonderland. Thanks for the amazing pic, @got_quirk!
It's a bit of a climb to get here, but this amazing vista from the rim of Kings Canyon in the #RedCentreNT is worth every step! After hiking to the top, take a moment to admire those red sandstone walls leading down to the lush vegetation of the canyon floor. Thanks for sharing the view, @raluca_c_!
The colours and textures of the #RedCentreNT are not only beautiful, but ancient. Corroboree Rock was formed an incredible 800 million years ago! Despite its name, it's unlikely that corroborees were ever held here due to the lack of nearby water, but it remains a culturally important place for the Eastern Arrernte people. Thanks for the pic, @celiebee13!
#RedCentreNT weekends are for adventures! World-class mountain bike trails are just a stone's throw from Alice Springs, and they offer something for everyone from beginners to experienced riders. Cycling is one of the best ways to experience this stunning landscape, so hire a bike and get pedalling! Thanks for the pic, @nickbitar!
Desert beauty at its most vibrant! This gorgeous #RedCentreNT wildflower is called parakeelya. Each flower only opens for one day, but the plants continue to bloom for several weeks. Parakeelya's not just a pretty face; its leaves carry lots of water, and can be eaten as a bush food. Thanks for the beautiful photo, @jameetaylor!
There's something so majestic about Kata Tjuta. Those huge red domes are as timeless and mysterious as the incredible star-filled desert skies of the #RedCentreNT. Thanks for the amazing photo, @tscharke!
The journey to Uluru in the #RedCentreNT is the ultimate Australian pilgrimage. We all recognise that iconic red rock, but seeing it with your own eyes and experiencing the incredible vibes of Australia's spiritual heart is unforgettable. Thanks for the gorgeous photo, @libbysmart!
The serene beauty of Ormiston Gorge is phenomenal! Ancient red rocks and huge gumtrees keep watch over the cool, still water under a vibrant blue sky. It's easy to see why this stunning swimming hole is a favourite of #RedCentreNT locals and visitors alike. Thanks for the video, @savvy_social!
Why limit yourself to just swimming, rock climbing or hiking when you can do all three at one stunning waterhole? John Hayes Rockhole in the East MacDonnell Ranges is the perfect destination for all you #RedCentreNT adventurers yearning to get off the beaten track. Thanks for the stunning pic, @jody_bloomer!
Palm Valley is a living reminder that, despite the arid Central Australian climate today, millions of years ago the #RedCentreNT was covered by rainforests. Let the cycads, red cabbage palms, sandstone formations and the ancient Finke River transport you to a prehistoric wonderland! Thanks for the pic, @tomcoelli1.
Cap off a weekend of amazing #RedCentreNT adventures by checking out the top of Anzac Hill. From here you'll see stunning views of Alice Springs as the sun sets over the MacDonnell ranges. For the fitness freaks out there who like a challenge, here's the spot to try some hill sprints! Thanks for the photo, @danwilliam.
How amazing is this aerial shot of the #RedCentreNT's Ochre Pits? It really shows off the vivid colours of the ochre mined by the Western Arrernte people for painting and ceremonial body decoration. The ochre from this site is highly regarded for its colour and texture, and even today, the Ochre Pits are regarded as a sacred site. Thanks for the pic, @matt_heller95!
We're lucky enough to have almost perpetual sunshine here in the #RedCentreNT. That means that every day is a good day to get pedalling and explore Alice Springs! Hire a bike and venture out onto one of the many sealed bike paths and more adventurous mountain bike trails. Thanks for the pic, @jody_bloomer!
Sometimes the story behind a photograph is just as beautiful as the photograph itself. In the minutes between the moon setting and the sun rising, @jason_heff captured this amazing #RedCentreNT moment: Kata Tjuta in the distance, lit up by the morning sun. A wise old desert oak tree standing tall, with an endless plain of spinifex blanketing the red sand below. This place will always draw me back... With incredible memories like this, it's easy to see why!
The famous red sand landscape that gives the #RedCentreNT its name is punctuated by lush desert oases like John Hayes Rockhole. The sheer quartzite cliffs and secluded chain of ponds give you the feeling of discovering an otherworldly secret. Thanks for sharing, @from.somewhere.else!
The magic of Uluru is timeless. As you stand in the spot where so many others have stood before, you realise just how wonderfully small you are in space and time. Take a moment to soak in the ancient wisdom and breathtaking beauty of the #RedCentreNT. Thanks for sharing, @girlyforties!
There is something so uplifting about swimming somewhere as spectacularly beautiful as Ormiston Gorge. This #RedCentreNT swimming hole is loved for its golden sandy beach, ancient red rocks and cool, invigorating water. Thanks for the beautiful photo, @habitualhiker!
From desert oases and outback beaches to perfect sunsets over beautiful mountain ranges, the #RedCentreNT is full of incredible surprises. We can never get enough of that golden hour light that saturates the late afternoon. PS - who spotted the mountain bikers? Thanks for the great video, @mattheller_95!