The galactic centre makes for spectacular viewing, wheather with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. From Australia, it culminates virtually overhead during the winter months and can even cast faint shadows from a dark location.
This photograph shows the Milky Way from Carina at the top, through to Scutum at the bottom. The bulge around the centre of the galaxy is easily seen. The photograph below is shifted more towards the centre of the galaxy. The very bright 'star' to the left of the Milky Way is the planet Jupiter.