Alice Springs is the capital of Australia's red centre, the heart, the soul, the centre of Australia.
Framed by the MacDonnell Ranges and an intense desert landscape, the township of Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous outback town, rich in history and culture, known for its year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse community. Explore cavernous gorges, boundless desert landscapes, remote Aboriginal communities and a charming pioneering history. views of dramatic scenery, bushwalking, swimming, four-wheel driving or quad-bike riding.Called Mpwante by the traditional owners, the Arrernte people, and situated just 200 kilometres south of the geographic centre of Australia, Alice Springs is only a two hour flight from most Australian cities.
Alice Springs offers extensive range of accommodation options ranging from luxury hotels and casino to self contained serviced apartments and cheap backpackers hostels and is alive with culture, art and a unique sense of community, well know, for its many annual quirky events including the Tattersalls Finke Desert Race, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, the Assa Abloy Henley-on-Todd, the Lion Imparja Camel Cup and the Alice Desert Festival.
Alice Springs offers visitors all the facilities you would expect in any Australian capital city including shops, attractions and entertainment Wander down the Todd Mall in the city centre for some souvenir shopping and enjoy the many Indigenous art galleries. Explore this famous outback town and discover the real Australia. Visit the many tourist attractions including the Alice Springs Desert Park, the Royal Flying Doctors, School of the Air, Overlander Telegraph station, the dry Todd River, Anzac Hill lookout at sunset, the Araluen Cultural Precinct,to name a few.
Further afield are stunning National Parks. The East and West MacDonnell Ranges stretch out for hundreds of kilometres on both sides of Alice Springs. The Western MacDonnell (West Macs) Ranges is Albert Namatjira country and once you've seen it you'll fall in love with it. The spectacular gorges and chasms provide the perfect scenario for a whole range of adventure and activities. The Eastern MacDonnell (East Macs) Ranges contain interesting Aboriginal paintings and are important spiritual sites to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people. The Larapinta Trail is without doubt one of Australia's most spectacular and exciting long distance overnight treks. Further afield is Kings Canyon, spectacular at sunrise and sunset, in the Watarrka National Park. The world famous Uluru – Kata Tjuta, the worlds greatest monolith, is about 460km from Alice Springs. Darwin is the Northern Territory's capital and is approximately 1500km from the Red Centre.
Alice Springs is a must see Northern Territory holiday destination renowned for its unique identity and rich cultural heritage.