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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 a true Australian experience, its proximity to the desert and the remarkable natural monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock) drawing tens of 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.

The city has an exciting and slightly odd 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.

Outback Ballooning

Surely the most iconic image of Australia is the blood-red dust of its sere and sparse Outback - and what better way to experience it than from a hot air balloon, in the dawn hours, with the sky full…

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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 allegedly born when a beer wagon en route to an Overland Telegraph Station broke…

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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 Park, and belongs to the Anangu Aboriginal people, for whom it holds a special…

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