Outdoor Adventure

If it’s an adventure you are seeking, prepare to be overwhelmed with what Central Australia has in store. There is something for every outdoor lover and the list can set the pulse-racing with activities on and off the ground. 

Outdoor adventure is all about action and each destination here packs in special something. From ballooning to gliding, biking and cycling, camping and walks in the wild, Central Australia stands out for what it promises in the great outdoors. 

By Air

If you are someone craving for action in the skies, get ready to be airborne.

Picture yourself in a hot air balloon over scenic Alice Springs, taking in the view of the MacDonnell Ranges at a leisurely pace. Should you want something faster than that, there is the exciting gliding session at Alice Springs Gliding Club.

For those who much rather prefer a flight, there are options ranging from a helicopter ride over King Canyon to a scenic flight on a fixed wing plane around Uluru and Kata Tjuta. 

Whatever be the airborne activity you choose, rest assured that the experience is just as pulse-quickening as it is scenic.

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Hot Air Ballooning

Uluru from Helicopter

Helicopter Flight

Passenger in Glider


By Wheels

If keeping your feet on solid ground is more your thing, there is still action to be had. After all, when you have alternatives like biking and four-wheel driving to Segway’s, the outdoor adventure is just as pulsating. For those addicted to some serious off-roading, the 4-wheel drives are all ready and waiting. 

And if two-wheels are more your thing, then there are the mountain stretches which you can take on with one of those exciting mountain bikes to do Heli-biking. Sure, the cycling enthusiast in you won’t be disappointed either as there are many paths you can ride on. Well, if you still prefer something less conventional but no less fun, how about getting on to a Segway and taking on Uluru’s outdoors?

Central Australia has it all for those who prefer wheels. Just that you will be spoilt for choice on what to ride!

4WD on rocky river bed

4 Wheel Driving

Simpsons Gap Cycling Path

Simpsons Gap Cycling Path, West MacDonnell Ranges

Mountain Biking

Heli-biking - Alice Springs Helicopters

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Uluru Segway Tours

By Foot

For those who think the best way to enjoy the great outdoors is by foot, worry not. In fact, there is plenty of action to be had without wings or wheels to get the best of Central Australia. From hiking to swimming, camel rides to camping, there are options galore. 

There are many fine hiking paths in the region and you can choose from Larapinta Trail in the West MacDonnell Ranges to the Kings Canyon Rim Walk or the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta or even the Uluru Base Walk.

If you prefer getting into the waters, how about some swimming at a waterhole? Then there are some offbeat activities like a camel ride at Alice Springs or Uluru or fossicking that you could try out?

Getting on Camel Uluru

Uluru Camel Tours

Uluru Walks


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Ellery Creek Big Hole

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