The remote and largely untamed chunk of the Northern Territory from Katherine to Uluru is where dreams end and adventure begins. If you enjoy off-road driving, meeting real characters of the Australian outback, and contortions of an ancient land sliced into escarpments, canyons, gorges and pockets of verdant bush, then you’ve come to the right place.
The Stuart Hwy from Katherine to Alice Springs is still referred to as ‘the Track’ − it has been since WWII, when it was literally a dirt track connecting the NT’s two main towns. It’s dead straight most of the way. The Red Centre is Australia’s heartland, boasting the iconic attractions of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), plus an enigmatic Central Desert culture that continues to produce extraordinary abstract art. And delighting travellers with its eccentric offerings, pioneering spirit and weathered mountain setting, Alice Springs is the city at the centre of a continent.