Five Must See Places In Central Australia For Families

Central Australia was one of our favourite places to visit so far during our travels around Australia.  Five places in Central Australia we consider to be must-see destinations are:


1. Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)

I guess this goes without saying that Uluru would make it on to the list.  The rock was much more spectacular up close than we’d expected.

Travel photography Ayers rock

(For more photos on Uluru check out Base Walk)


2. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

The walk was long and it drizzled with rain most of the way.  It’s usually dry, but a creek ran through the path marked out for people to walk around The Olgas.  For us, that just added to the beauty of the place.  It was oh-so-spectacular!

Travel photography Kata Tjuta

(For more photos of Kata Tjuta, see Kata Tjuta in Clouds and the Valley of the Winds walk)


3. Kings Canyon

A true desert oasis – this place was breathtakingly stunning.  Although the walk is really long, we loved it!

Central Australia Garden of Eden Kings Canyon NT


4. West MacDonnell Ranges

Stunning rock formations and gorges – we had a great time floating down ice cold gorges and walking around the region.

Travel Photography Redbank Gorge


5. Gem Tree

This one is probably not on most travellers’ minds when they head to Central Australia.  However, we had a great time fossicking for garnets.  We found quite a few decent stones, and have got some great jewellery to show for it.



See some of the other must-see destinations from these family travel bloggers:


Central Australia – Wandering Photographer

Our Travel Lifestyle – Brisbane



Chiang Mai, northern Thailand -The Dropout Diaries


North America

Boston, USA – Great Family Escape

New York City, USA – A Minor Diversion

Seattle, WA, USA – Walkingon Travels

Europe and the Middle East

The Netherlands – Act of Traveling

Fethiye, Turkey – ramblecrunch

The Holy Land: Israel – The Nomadic Family


Buy Compact Digital Cameras Online From Argos

The following two tabs change content below.
Capturing The Timeless. Jarrad is a photographer, travelling Australia since 2009 with his wife and four children.

Latest posts by Jarrad (see all)


  1. Great stuff! I always wondered if locals would recommend Uluru. It looks so amazing. I’ll add it to our list for our big trip in 2013/2014. Can’t wait!
    walkingon travels recently posted..Cinder Audio Book GiveawayMy Profile

  2. More to add to our list of things to see in Australia. I am beginning to think we will need a year to see it all in Australia. Did you find those garnets?? Where exactly is that! Beautiful photos, thanks!
    Mary recently posted..5 best places for kids in Costa RicaMy Profile

  3. Those photos are a feast for the eye! Glad to hear that Uluru is pretty cool up close. I’ve wondered…”but how cool is it when you actually get there?!” Now I know!

  4. Great photos, especially loved the King’s Canyon one!
    with2kidsintow recently posted..Our 5 Favourite Winter Activities For Families In VancouverMy Profile

  5. Everything you mentioned sounds wonderful. We’ve only been to Australia’s east coast (drove from Brisbane up to Cairns) but this makes want to go back and see more.
    Renee recently posted..5 (Well, 6) Great Activities for Kids in Fethiye, TurkeyMy Profile

  6. Great tips!
    You make me so homesick, though. This post has brought back so many fabulous memories of the traveling around central Australia I did as a kid.
    We flew into Ayres Rock, so I saw Uluru from the air — it’s just stunning.
    When I was at university, I took a trip out to central Queensland to go fossicking. I found a few small sapphires, it was so exciting!

  7. i’ve wanted to go before, but you sure made a case for going sooner!! thanks for the great travel tips!
    wandering educators recently posted..How Study Abroad Changed my Career PathMy Profile

  8. Though Australia is mostly desert but is home to some unique flora and fauna. The most venomous creatures of world reside in Australia.
    Henry who writes about Bus Hire Dublin

  9. Everything you mentioned in your post are amazing. Uluru is my one of the favorite place.

  10. I would love to travel to to Uluru. The reds in the rock are beautiful!

  11. Australia is really a wonderful place to explore, There are lot of fascinating attractions to see and exciting activities to enjoy,
    Macky Blaise recently posted..Shopping in Nowra, Australia!My Profile

  12. “Its really great job. These tips are more and more important to sale a home.
    I think these are the key terms which are need to strictly in consideration to sale our home. Thank you for sharing with us. It would be effective for all.”Central vacuum installation

  13. Peptides are very useful in everyday life, this information is really useful.

  14. Interesting read, thanks for sharing. I’d love to make into central Australia at some point, i only managed parts of the East coast last time i was there. Hoping to get back next (UK) summer to explore, thanks for the insight!

    Barney Delaney recently posted..Landscape Photography, Australian Landmarks – Nudgee, Nudgee Beach SunriseMy Profile

  15. these are amazing and incredible rock formations. They seem so precious and carry valuable stones and there may be gold too! however, I hope miners will not destroy them :(

  16. Angels moving company in Vancouver trusted movers vancouver mover

  17. Jess and Brandon from Watch Me Wander

    Nice post! Thank you for this location advices and i will definitely visit them.
    Jess and Brandon recently posted..Osho Primaverii – Bucharest, RomaniaMy Profile

  18. Yes Yes! Love the Title!

    We are heading out in 2 weeks for a month long stay with the kids, we haven’t been before but will try and take in as much as possible!
    We can hardly sleep with excitement! Thanks for the great tips.
    HottubHideaways recently posted..Four Popular types of Accommodation with Hot TubsMy Profile

  19. Excellent! You’ve hit the nail on the head with those few things you have mentioned here. Must appreciate your efforts on giving such an informative post.

  20. these pictures looks amazing!!! I love the places and the views are incredible. Thanks for sharing this!

  21. Hello there! I’m from London and I would love to visit Australia soon. Thanks for sharing this interesting article. A must to my bucket list with my family!
    Mich recently posted..London – Things You Can Expect To SeeMy Profile

  22. Please let mee know iff you’re looking for a article wreiter for your blog.
    You have some really geat posts and I hink I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to
    wrige some content foor your blpg in exchange for a link back to
    mine. Please shoot me an email if interested. Thanks!
    vedic maths videos recently posted..vedic maths videosMy Profile


  1. […] Central Australia for families – Jarrad Page – Wandering Photographer […]

  2. […] Australia Central Australia Ambergris Caye, Belize Kingston, Canada Vancouver, Canada Costa Rica Antigua, Guatemala Lake […]

  3. […] Chiang Mai for toddlers, Northern Thailand – Barbara – The Dropout Diaries Central Australia for families – Jarrad Page – Wandering Photographer South Australia for families – Amy Page – Livin On The […]

  4. […] Australia – Central – Wandering Photographer […]

  5. […] Central Australia by Jarrad Page @ Wandering Photographer […]

  6. […] the Road of Life – Travel Podcast » Blog Archive » 5 Fun Kid Outings in Antigua, Guatemala Five Must See Places In Central Australia For Families | Wandering Photographe Chiang Mai For Toddlers | The Dropout Diaries Activities for Kids on Ambergris Caye, Belize | A […]

  7. […] Central Australia – Wandering Photographer […]

  8. […] Central Australia by Wandering Photographer […]

  9. […] USA by Justin from Great Family Escape Brisbane, Australia by Tracy  from OurTravelLifestyle Central Australia by Jarrad from Wandering Photographer Chiang Mai, northern Thailand by Barbara from The Dropout Diaries Costa Rica- by Mary from Bohemian […]

  10. […] Australia Central Australia – Wandering Photographer […]

  11. […] Central Australia by Jarrad Page @ Wandering Photographer […]

  12. […] Australia Central Australia Ambergris Caye, Belize Kingston, Canada Vancouver, Canada Costa Rica Antigua, Guatemala Lake […]

  13. […] Australia Central Australia Ambergris Caye, Belize Kingston, Canada Vancouver, Canada Costa Rica Antigua, Guatemala Lake […]

Speak Your Mind


This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 3 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 4)