What to see in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Attractions

Once a remote outpost, it is now easy to travel to Alice Springs, situated in the heart of the Australian Outback. A holiday in Alice Springs is an exciting true Australian experience, its proximity to the desert and the remarkable natural monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock) drawing thousands of tourists every year. 'The Alice', as it is known, is also the focus of Aboriginal culture in Australia. Apart from the famous Uluru, one of Australia's most iconic landmarks, visitors to Alice shouldn't miss an excursion to Tennant Creek, an old mining town which has become very popular with tourists, and the nearby Devil's Marbles, some stunning red rock formations.

There is no need to pack a brolly when you travel to Alice Springs, as rain is a rarity. It is hot and dry all year round, but nights can be very cold in winter (July to August). The city has an exciting events calendar so it is a good idea to plan your Alice Springs holiday to coincide with one of these, like the Camel Cup tournament, Finke Desert Race or Alice Springs Beanie Festival, to name a few.

Adelaide House Museum

Located in Todd Mall, next to the John Flynn Memorial Church, the impressive and historical Adelaide House was opened…

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Outback Ballooning

Surely the most iconic image of Australia is the blood-red dust of its sere and sparse Outback - and what better way…

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Tennant Creek

Now a popular holiday resort, the old mining town of Tennant Creek, about 300 miles (500km) north of Alice Springs, was…

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Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

Formerly known as Ayres Rock, Uluru rises from the surrounding plains, protected within the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National…

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