Alice Springs
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Alice Springs is a quintessential outback town in the heart of Central Australia. The town itself has much to keep you occupied and is also a great starting point for trekking, camping and exploring the surrounding desert terrain. Learn about Australian pioneering history, visit Indigenous art galleries, or simply kick back and relax at Todd Mall where you’ll find many cafes and restaurants.

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Our tips for Alice Springs

  • Discover Aboriginal Australia. Alice Springs is one of the best cities for visitors keen to learn more about Aboriginal culture. We highly recommend including visits to contemporary galleries and ancient rock-art sites on your Alice Springs day tours.
  • Hop to it. Get to the kangaroo sanctuary to see these beautiful Australian natives up close and personal during your Alice Springs sightseeing adventures.

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Best time to visit
Outback Australia gets very, very hot, so booking your Alice Springs day trips outside of the peak summer months of January and February is essential. Having said that, when considering what to do in Alice Springs, you should also keep in mind that with the cooler months comes the crowds. We recommend locking in your Alice Springs tours for the shoulder ends of the tourist season, during the months of April or September.
Getting around
Navigating Alice Springs can be testing. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to find your way through this city…
  • A flat city surface means riding bicycles to and from your Alice Springs attractions is ideal. Just be sure to slap on some sunscreen and bring lots of water to stay hydrated.
  • There’s plenty of things to do in Alice Springs and beyond, and arguably the best way to see it all is by hire car. Hiring a car means you can venture beyond just the city and visit the more far-flung destinations including Uluru, Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek and plenty more.
  • In this small city, public transportation is limited, with the public bus service running just every 1-2 hours. You can pick up a schedule at the local tourist office.
Stay Safe
It’s always important to apply caution and common sense during your travels. Keep these tips in tow so your trip can go off without a hitch…
  • Australia’s red centre is red for a reason. This city is smack-bang in one of the hottest parts of the country, so it’s essential that visitors take precautions on their travels through Alice Springs. Always have a few bottles of water handy, wear a hat and apply sunscreen religiously.
  • When you’re exploring outside of the city, be sure to stick to the main country roads. Visitors can easily find themselves lost in these parts.
  • Dial 000 in an emergency.

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