A town immersed in true “outback” living, Alice Springs is brimming with pioneer history due to its longstanding status as the only true settlement in the heart of Australia.
While many may gloss over its offerings in pursuit of trips to nearby Uluru, Alice offers a number of unique attractions in its own right along with a distinct character reflective of the “can-do” nature of the Aussie frontiersmen of yore.
Alice Springs doesn’t have to be simply a transit hub for the rest of the Red Centre, however; it’s a town with its own identity and offers a number of of attractions to keep visitors occupied for several days. Many of these attractions showcase parts of Australia that both visitors from abroad and most other Aussies seldom get to see.
The likes of the Alice Springs Reptile Centre is an interesting display of wildlife equipped to survive in harsh desert climates, the School of the Air provides insight into the amazing role technology has played in providing education to remote areas, and the Alice Springs Desert Park provides a comprehensive overview of all the region’s characteristic flora and fauna.
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More than just a gateway to “The Rock”, Alice Springs offers its own variety of activities and attractions to take part in.
Located in the Aussie desert, Alice Springs has a dry and arid climate which we break down in further detail here.
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See our catalogue filled with a range of things to see and do in the Northern Territory’s Alice Springs.
There are also plenty of day trip and activity options to keep you occupied in the area that can be done with Alice Springs as a base. Taking an hot air balloon trip over the rugged outback terrain can be an enthralling experience and emphasize the sheer scale of the landscape, the scenic views of the West MacDonnell Ranges provide some wonderful panoramas, and the launch point for the epic Larapinta Trail multi-day walk can be found nearby.
Whatever your reason for visiting Alice Springs, you’ll find everything you need to know about travelling to this part of the Northern Territory broken down in our detailed sections above.