The Red Centre Way is one of Australia's most iconic road trips! It's a journey that'll take you from Alice Springs to stunning waterholes and gorges, past magnificent mountains and Kings Canyon, across red sandy deserts all the way to Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia. Mt Sonder is just one of many beautiful landmarks you'll see on your way through the #RedCentreNT. 📷: @traveloutbackaustralia
The magical moment when the colours of the #RedCentreNT skies fade into darkness and 50,000 coloured lights begin to glow. This is Bruce Munro's Field of Light at Uluru, a stunning art installation that's been extended until March 2018 by popular demand. It adds a whole new layer of mystery and beauty to this natural wonder. Thanks for the pic @key_sea
So much interest in Sebastian yesterday thanks to @Australia we thought we should give him some extra love. Here are a couple of his childhood photos from 2016 and 2017. You can see him @thekangaroosanctuary in #RedCentreNT
Look at that view!! A helicopter ride over Kings Canyon with @professional_helicopters is one of the most magical and unique ways to experience the #RedCentreNT!
There's something so incredible about the vibrant colours of a #RedCentreNT sunset. These dreamy, balmy evenings will stay with you forever. Thanks for the gorgeous pic, @travelfordifferenceblog!
The Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) were gradually eroded into their current shapes over millions & millions of years. The red boulders continue to crack and erode even today, resulting in a fascinating, ever-changing #RedCentreNT landscape. Thanks for the pic: @tongy1970
John Hayes Rockhole in the Trephina Gorge Nature Park. A fabulous #RedCentreNT walking spot, 85 kms east of Alice Springs. This photo was taken from the Chain of Ponds walk. Thanks for the pic: @jody_bloomer
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, @acnlana
Walpa Gorge can look like a scene from Mars, but rains give rise to this gentle stream. The Walpa Gorge walk will lead you between two of Kata Tjuta's largest domes. Look out for rare plants, and listen for the wind that gave the gorge its name - 'walpa' means 'windy' in Pitjantjatjara. Thanks for the #RedCentreNT pic, @angelabatty
Just couldn't resist reposting this image captured yesterday near Alice Springs. 3.8mm of rain in town. May not seem much but this is the #RedCentreNT Thanks for the pic @jayrayoz
Take a wander through Standley Chasm in the #RedCentreNT, and admire the steep, red sandstone walls. For an hour or so each side of noon, the sun lines up perfectly to send sunlight cascading into the chasm and give the red rock a warm glow. Thanks for the pic, @rose551021
This is why it's called the Red Centre. You really can feel it, and once you've experienced it you can never truly let it go. This particular red sand is near Mt Connor, about 100kms east of Uluru. #RedCentreNT Thanks for the pic @CarlyPhelps
Uluru at the heart of #RedCentreNT and the heart of Australia. 348metres high and about 10 kms around the base. It looks big close up but when seen from the air you can really appreciate its uniqueness within the landscape. Thanks for the pic @mariam___xo
The natural beauty of Trephina Gorge #RedCentreNT will take your breath away. Located in the East MacDonnell Ranges, it's a great place for camping, bushwalking and spotting wildlife, and the views are amazing! Blue skies, red rocks, sandy river beds, and water - sometimes! Thanks for the pic, @meyerhly
Kunjarra (The Pebbles), 11 kms north of Tennant Creek, is not as well know as #RedCentreNT neighbour Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles) but definitely worth a visit. Sunset is the best time. The granite rocks glow orange and red then turn a deep purple. Thanks for the pic @nomadhej
The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is one of the most iconic and spectacular walks of the #RedCentreNT. The walk starts with a climb of 1000 steps, and then takes you on a 6km journey around the rim of Kings Canyon, offering truly epic views. Thanks for the pic, @chloeskafte
Easter Bunny spotted at Emily Gap in the #RedCentreNT ? No its a Black-footed Rock Wallaby. Whilst they are a threatened species, they are often seen by keen-eyed visitors in the gorges and scree slopes of the MacDonnell Ranges. Thanks for the pic @eternalgringo
Castle Rock and Chambers Pillar, two iconic rock formations in the #RedCentreNT, 160kms south of Alice Springs. Recorded by John MacDouall Stuart in April 1860 but formed from sandstone laid down over 350 million years ago Spectacular during sunrise and sunset when the rock glows orange. For an alternate view, consider visiting during the upcoming full moon. Thanks for the photo @outbackelitetours
Simpsons Gap is one of the most prominent gaps in the West MacDonnell Ranges. Located just 18 kilometres from Alice Springs the towering cliffs are awe inspiring. It features a permanent waterhole (no swimming allowed) and incredible opportunities to spot resident #RedCentreNT wildlife. At dawn and dusk look out for Black-footed Rock-wallabies as you enter the gap. Known as Rungutjirpa to the Arrernte Aboriginal people, Simpsons Gap was the mythological home of a group of giant goanna ancestors. Several dreaming trails and stories cross at this important spiritual site. Thanks for the pic #jan_e_can
The majestic Mt Sonder rising out of the #RedCentreNT landscape. Located at the western end of the Larapinta Trail, it is also the highest point on the trail. The Western Arrernte name for Mount Sonder is Rwetyepme; if you're an art lover, you might recognise it as a favourite scene of the painter Albert Namatjira. Thanks for the pic, #celiebee13
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. Pic: @hermannsburg_historic_precinct
Another #RedCentreNT spot that requires a high clearance 4WD, but so worth it. Palm Valley in the Finke Gorge National Park is the only known place in Central Australia where the Red Cabbage Palms (Livistona mariae) survive. A remnant of a tropical past. Thanks for the pic #two_tracks_adventures
A small portion of the West MacDonnell Ranges seen from above. An even smaller portion of the #RedCentreNT. With stunning gorges, lush waterholes, ancient rock art, unique flora and fauna, and the Larapinta Trail, there is something for everyone. Thanks for the pic @garystevensyn1
150km east of Alice Springs is Ruby Gap, the scene of a major gemstone 'rush' in the 1880s. Sadly the rubies turned out to be garnets and prospectors headed west to Arltunga where gold had been discovered. You'll need a high clearance 4WD to reach this hidden #RedCentreNT gem. Thanks for the pic #dollbabyink
The Devils Marbles or Karlu Karlu, 105km south of Tennant Creek in the #RedCentreNT . These large granitic boulders need to be seen to be believed. Thanks for the pic, @kathrynlittlewood
Summer isn't over yet in the #RedCentreNT. Ellery Creek Big Hole, 80kms West of Alice Springs, is a favourite place for locals and visitors to cool off. Thanks for the image @bern_m1
The #RedCentreNT tips its hat to the Emerald Isle. This is N'Dhala Gorge 90km east of Alice Springs, average rainfall about 300mm. Ireland has an average of 1250mm. Happy St Patricks Day. Image: #from.somewhere.else
This is the Two Mile waterhole, part of the Finke River about 130kms west of Alice Springs. Great place to visit. And, while you're there why not collect a water sample to help the #outbackwaterproject. Details available at the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre and http://www.discovercentralaustralia.com/images/Telegraph/outback-water-project.pdf Image: Jenny Davis
Great day for a mountain bike ride in the #RedCentreNT. Nice fresh morning, rising to 33⁰ C and bright blue sky. We have trails to suit everybody (including @jayrayoz - thanks for the image).
Great shot of Attila aka Mount Connor. Not as famous as its #RedCentreNT neighbour but you can't miss it as you head to Uluru. Definitely worth stopping at the roadside viewing spot. Thanks @gwynlaurente for this image.