For more than 40,000 years, Australia’s Indigenous people lived in harmony with the continent’s diverse landforms and climates, utilising sophisticated tools and hunting techniques to adapt to the varied environments.
With complex social structures, more than 250 languages and a deep spirituality embodied in ‘The Dreaming’, understanding more about these fascinating ancient cultures is a powerful attraction for curious global travellers.
In the Red Centre, one of the most important spiritual sites to Indigenous Australians, Uluru, is also the focal point for our journeys of discovery.
JOURNEY TO THE DREAMTIME
A unique outback city and a 600-million-year-old megalith – both resonate magically with locals and visitors alike. Tour Alice Springs’ acclaimed Indigenous art galleries, then continue to Uluru – Australia’s most instantly recognisable natural feature and a place of profound spiritual significance to the Anangu people. Don’t miss the breathtaking Field of Light art installation and explore the amazing red rocks of Kata Tjuta. The Ghan then conveys you from Alice Springs to Darwin in fine style.
SPIRIT OF THE RED CENTRE
The Ghan evokes an historic connection with Australia’s outback heart – spending some extended time with the traditional owners of this land will broaden your understanding of this ancient country. Travel from Adelaide to Alice Springs by rail, then beyond to Uluru, Cave Hill and Patji to connect with Anangu culture and history. Heading north to Darwin, the remarkable Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge offers timeless insights into Jawoyn cultures and stories.