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Begin your Central Australian adventure in Alice Springs, headquarters of the outback and only a few hours’ flying time from Australian capital cities.  Nestled between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, ‘Alice’ is famous for its beautiful desert landscapes, colourful outback characters, opportunities for adventure and a strong Aboriginal culture.

Do Alice Springs

Watch the sunrise from a hot-air balloon, meet Aboriginal artists in one of the town’s excellent art galleries, join a four-wheel-drive and camping tour or hike through the nearby ranges.

Or explore the desert landscapes on a camelCan-am ATV or mountain bike. You can even swim in an outback waterhole.

Drop in to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which supports an area of more than 7 million square kilometres then learn about Alice Springs’s plants, animals and landscapes at the Alice Springs Desert Park or the Reptile Centre. Head just out of town to cuddle a baby kangaroo at the Kangaroo Sanctuary

Trip Ideas

This handy itinerary will help you make the most of your 24 hours in Alice Springs.

Discover what the locals love about this bustling town and get up close and personal with local wildlife, visit historic landmarks, get acquainted with the thriving café culture and immerse yourself in the traditional and contemporary local Aboriginal art.

Begin your Central Australian adventure in Alice Springs, headquarters of the outback and only a few hours’ flying time from Australian capital cities.

Nestled between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, ‘Alice’ is famous for its beautiful desert landscapes, colourful outback characters, opportunities for adventure and a strong Aboriginal culture.

With a whole week in the Red Centre you'll discover that Alice Springs is your basecamp for adventure.

This itinerary will take you on a journey through the surrounds of Alice Springs where you'll come up close with local wildlife, visit historic landmarks and waterholes, and see the Red Centre from a bird’s eye view.

A LOCAL’S GUIDE

A local’s guide to riding the Red Centre

A local’s guide to Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience

A local’s guide to good food in Alice Springs

A local’s guide to wildlife in the Red Centre

Our Travel Partners

Our local experts in Central Australia can assist you with tips, local information and everything you need to book before you visit Alice Springs (such as accommodation, transfers, hire cars and tours). They operate the Visitor Information Centre of Alice Springs right at the edge of the Todd Mall Parrtjima Precinct.

If you're looking to self-drive in Alice check out Thrifty for your all your hire car needs. With a wide range of quality cars, trucks and utes and local, knowledgeable staff Thrifty is known for it's 5 star customer service. Save 10% when you use the promo code NTLIGHTS when booking!