If you need us, we'll be right here in this little slice of #RedCentreNT heaven. 😍 Glen Helen Gorge is a great place to set up camp for your adventures through the West MacDonnell Ranges, and it sure doesn't hurt that it's absolutely STUNNING. Thanks for the pic, @_infinitefocus_!
The landscapes of the #RedCentreNT can be so wonderfully strange! Known as the Devils Marbles or Karlu Karlu, these enormous granite boulders are scattered across a valley located 100km south of Tennant Creek. Thanks for the pic, @mitchells_misadventures.
Let the ancient, vast grandeur of the #RedCentreNT take your breath away. The Ormiston Pound circuit that leads you through an enormous natural amphitheatre bordered by rocky ridgelines. Towards the end of the 3-4 hour walk, you'll walk through Ormiston Gorge and arrive at its spectacular waterhole. But don't be in too much of a rush to get there - there are some pretty amazing views along the way! Thanks for the amazing pic, @tom.cowey 👌
Some moments are so incredibly beautiful that you have to pause just to drink it all in. Kata Tjuta's mysterious, commanding presence and the quiet, still beauty of a #RedCentreNT sunset will stop you in your tracks. Thanks for the pic, @moving.is.living!
Those picture-perfect postcard shots of Uluru are stunning, but still don't do this majestic place justice; come a little closer to experience the vibrant colours, fascinating textures and ancient stories of the #RedCentreNT. Thanks for the pic, @cleocohen!
Sharing vibrant, expressive paintings is one of the ways the @tangentyereartists offer insight into their personal histories and everyday lives here in the #RedCentreNT. 🎨 You can find Tangentyere Artists by following the Alice Springs Art Trail in the Red Centre Art Trails app - link in bio.
Discover the East MacDonnell Ranges, where you can experience the rugged beauty of the #RedCentreNT without the crowds. Trephina Gorge, 85km east of Alice Springs, is known for its wide, sandy river bed and high quartzite cliffs. Thanks for the pic, @girlplusbike!
The cutest residents of the #RedCentreNT can't wait to meet you! Milly lives at @thekangaroosanctuary in Alice Springs, a safe haven for orphaned and injured kangaroos. You can visit to learn all about these gorgeous animals and even have a cuddle, but be warned - they'll probably steal your heart. ❤️
Surround yourself with cool water, towering red rocks and ancient gum trees drenched in golden sunlight at Ormiston Gorge. Just over an hour from Alice Springs in the #RedCentreNT, a lazy afternoon here is perhaps the most pleasant thing you could put on your to do list. Thanks for the pic, @mitch.cox!
Karlu Karlu is the meeting place for four language groups who all have a spiritual connection and responsibility to this mysterious area of the #RedCentreNT: Alyawarre, Kaytete, Warumungu, and Warlpiri. Karlu Karlu got its English name, the Devils Marbles, in 1870 when Scottish explorer John Ross wrote that it looked like the Devil had scattered a bag of giant marbles all over the shallow valley. Thanks for the pic, @savvy_social!
You're never too young for a #RedCentreNT adventure! Palm Valley's prehistoric palms and jaw-dropping landscape make it the perfect place to go exploring. Thanks for the cute pic, @linziclifford!
The grandeur of Kings Canyon in the #RedCentreNT is unforgettable. Start the Rim Walk before dawn to catch sunrise as you reach the top of the canyon. If you're visiting after rain, you might even be lucky enough see waterfalls cascading down the sheer, red cliffs. Thanks for the pic, @anika205!
It looks a lot like the red planet Mars but it's much closer to home, right here in the #RedCentreNT. Hiking around the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta and exploring this bizarre, beautiful landscape is an adventure you'll never forget. Thanks for the pic, @andregento!
Wander along the warm red sand under blue skies that stretch on forever, take a deep breath and enjoy the exhilarating freedom of the #RedCentreNT. Thanks for the pic, @alphonsote!
Weekends are for adventures in the #RedCentreNT! Just over an hour's drive from Alice Springs, Ellery Creek Big Hole is one of the most spectacular waterholes of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Thanks for the pic, @fotolovesmechu!
WOW! Despite cloudy skies in the #RedCentreNT, @patterson_nate captured the brief moment that the super blue blood moon appeared at Uluru. Fun fact: this was the first super blue blood moon since 1982, and there won't be another one until 2037! 😱
Every little bit of water in the #RedCentreNT is precious. Our beautiful waterholes are great places for us to relax and admire the scenery, but they're also vital to the survival of many desert plants and animals. Simpsons Gap is just 20 minutes out of Alice Springs - come at dawn or dusk to spot the black-footed rock wallaby! #WorldWetlandsDay 📷: @aj_zammit
Fooled ya! 🙊 Many #RedCentreNT adventurers travelling south-west from Alice Springs mistake Mount Conner/Attila for Uluru. Did you get tricked too? Don't worry; it happens often enough that Mt Conner has earned the nickname Fooluru. And how about that sunset? 😍 Thanks for the pic, @emma_louise_murray!
Take a step back in time when you visit the @hermannsburg_historic_precinct. Known as Ntaria by the Western Arrernte people, Hermannsburg was settled by German missionaries in 1877. The carefully preserved Historic Precinct offers a fascinating glimpse into this community as it was in the late 1800s. Hermannsburg was the birthplace of the Hermannsburg School of art, made famous by Albert Namatjira's watercolour paintings of the #RedCentreNT. 🎨 Find out more in the Red Centre Art Trails app - link in bio.
Some moments are destined to take your breath away. 😍 Soar through the skies as the last rays of golden sunshine light up majestic Lake Amadeus in the #RedCentreNT. At 180km long, 10km wide and containing a phenomenal 600 million tonnes of salt, Lake Amadeus is the largest salt lake in #NTAustralia. 📷: jwr87_
Those #RedCentreNT sunsets! 😍 Spend an evening wandering around @thekangaroosanctuary in Alice Springs getting some red dirt on your feet as the sky is painted with dreamy pastel colours. Thanks for the pic, @damienjryan!
After a busy weekend of waterhole hopping through the #RedCentreNT, hit pause here at Glen Helen Gorge. Have a refreshing swim at the spectacular waterhole then wander up to Glen Helen Homestead Lodge for a delicious meal and some drinks with your travel buddies. Thanks for the amazing pic, @grantlesliephotography!
Here in the #RedCentreNT, we're spending the long weekend waterhole hopping through the West MacDonnell Ranges! Ormiston Gorge is a beautiful place to swim, relax with a book or enjoy an ice cream from the kiosk. Thanks for the pic, @dalesuzi!
Across Australia, we've boundless plains to share - from our sparkling coastlines through to the vibrant red sands and endless blue skies of the #RedCentreNT. Uluru is the beating heart of Australia, and its ancient stories and breathtaking beauty are captivating. Thanks for the pic, @fsalcudean!
Even in the heat of a #RedCentreNT summer, the 80 metre high walls of Standley Chasm remain cool to the touch. The Arrernte name for this cleft in the MacDonnell Ranges is Angkerle Atwatye; its English name honours Ida Standley, who came to the region in 1914 and was the first school teacher in nearby Alice Springs. Thanks for the pic, @georgiajohannsen!
A view like this might have you imagining a tropical island, but guess again - it's the #RedCentreNT! 🌴 Red cabbage palms are native to Palm Valley; remnants of a time thousands of years ago when Central Australia was a far wetter place. Thanks for the pic, @from.somewhere.else!
This is #RedCentreNT relaxation at its best: kicking back in the sun on the banks of a gorgeous waterhole. ☀️ Just over an hour from Alice Springs, Ellery Creek Big Hole is one of several spectacular waterholes you'll discover as you explore the West MacDonnell Ranges. Thanks for the pic, @laurenmosscas!
@araluenartscentre is right at the heart of the thriving arts and culture scene in Alice Springs. ❤️ Here, you'll find galleries filled with works by Aboriginal artists (including world-renowned Albert Namatjira), as well as film screenings and live performances ranging from ballet to comedy. Find Araluen Arts Centre by following the Alice Springs Art Trail in the #RedCentreNT Art Trails app (link in bio).
Soaring silently over the #RedCentreNT as the sun rises is well worth the early morning wake up call! Arrive in pre-dawn darkness then see the MacDonnell ranges light up as you sail into clear, desert skies. Thanks for the pic, @cleocohen!
If you're heading out along the East MacDonnell Ranges in the #RedCentreNT, Emily Gap is your first stop. Known as Anthwerrke by the Arrernte people, Emily Gap is a sacred site where you can even see some ancient rock art. 📷: @jake_m_photography