At the geographical centre of the Australian continent the Desert Centre is home to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the remarkable rock domes of nearby Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Uluru rises out of the flat desert - a geological work of art, Uluru is riddled with caves, rivulets, strange wounds and gashes and is adorned with ancient Aboriginal rock paintings. To the west, the equally impressive, Kata Tjuta is a spectacular collection of 36 weathered red domes separated by narrow valleys and covering 35 square kilometres.
At the Top End of Australia is a spectacular ragged coast of tidal inlets and islands. Home to huge quantities of endemic and introduced wildlife and impressive bird life there are thousands of square kilometres of national parks criss-crossed by waterways, spectacular gorges and valleys.
This area is also home to a rich Aboriginal culture. In Arnhem Land a Labyrinth of caves and rock overhangs reveal paintings that date back 50,000 years. Arnhem Land is not only a cultural destination - the escarpment, floodplains and woodlands are teeming with wildlife. The adjacent Kakadu National Park covers almost 20,000 square kilometres and houses a magnificent collection of flora and fauna, flood plains, billabongs, woodlands, rock escarpments and plummeting waterfalls. This land is over 2,000 million years old and has been inhabited by Aboriginal Australia for more than 50,000 years.
The Cobourg Peninsula is an idyllic setting where fish are abundant and people are sparse. Prevalent marine life includes dolphins, sea turtles, crocodiles and dugongs. In addition there are historic sites, scenic beauty, Aboriginal communities, and a wealth of endemic flora and fauna.