Check your tyres and get the GPS ready, 2021 will be the year you tick off that bucket list holiday, and explore the iconic destination of the Red Centre. There are no shortage of adventures to be had here, with drive routes to suit both 2WD’S and 4WD enthusiasts.

Being smack-bang in the middle of Australia, there are access points from all parts of the country to get you to the Red Centre, whether you’re coming from the north, south, east or west. Make your journey to the Red Centre via the Outback Way, linking Western Australia and Queensland to the NT. The Barkly Highway connects Outback Queensland across to Tennant Creek, linking up to the Stuart Hwy. Heading down from our neighbours up in the Top End or down in South Australia? The sealed Explorers Way, the Stuart Highway, is an iconic pilgrimage from the top to the bottom of Australia. Want to reach us via a bumpier track from down south? Take the Oodnadatta track through South Australia’s outback, passing iconic roadhouses and desert springs oasis on the way.

Woman exploring devils marbles        Woman driving to Kata Tjuta 40

No matter the way you reach us, your journey to the Red Centre is just the start of the adventure. Flying in via one of Australia’s capital cities? Be sure to book a window seat for unforgettable views! Once you land, our team can help you book your vehicle of choice to start out and explore our wide open roads, and epic attractions.

A self-drive trip to the Red Centre lets you have the freedom to take your time, and customise your holiday experience. The range of drive routes on offer throughout the region are diverse in the landscape and journey they take you across, unfolding different outback stories along the way. Choose to go on a remote outback adventure, or stay at an arms length of civilisation and stick to the popular tracks with other travellers.

Our team at the Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre’s can help you put together the pieces of your holiday, and customise itineraries to your needs. Start planning what your self-drive Red Centre holiday will look like now.


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