Located in Central Australia, Alice Springs is the heart, the soul, and the centre of Australia. “The Alice”, as it is so often referred to, is the iconic outback town, rich in history and culture, has much to offer visitors to the region.
There are many tourist attractions including the Alice Springs Desert Park, the Royal Flying Doctors, School of the Air, a myriad of great art galleries throughout the Alice Springs Mall and the Telegraph Station on the banks of the beautiful Todd River. There are also many National Parks such as the MacDonnell Ranges, spreading to the West and East of the town and Uluru – Kata Tjuta, which is about 460km from Alice Springs.
Explore our famous outback town and discover the real Australia. With many amazing sites mentioned already plus the dry Todd River (at our doorstep), Anzac Hill lookout (great at sunset), the Araluen Cultural Precinct, The Road Transport Hall of Fame, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens, the Reptile Centre and the National Women's Hall of Fame to name a few.
Alice is also well know for is many annual iconic – and quirky events throughout the year. There's the Tattersalls Finke Desert Race, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, the Assa Abloy Henley-on-Todd Sailing Regatta, the Lion’s Club Imparja Camel Cup and the Alice Desert Festival to name a few.
Framed by the MacDonnell Ranges and an intense desert landscape, the township of Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous outback town.
The traditional owners, the Arrernte people, call Alice Springs Mpwante. The town was established by the early explorers and remains as the centre of activity in this region. Originally developed as a critical telecommunications hub, linking Adelaide to Darwin, Alice Springs continued to attract fortune hunters throughout the early 1900s, exploring the vast open desert for its promise of rubies and gold. Today, travellers to Alice Springs can still find adventure through treking, camping or four wheel driving and can still fossick for gems.
Skirting the township you can’t help but notice the majesty of the East and West MacDonnell Ranges.The most well-known natural highlights of Central Australia stretch for for 223 kilometres to the east and west of Alice Springs. These destinations provide for dramatic scenery and activities such as bushwalking, swimming, four-wheel driving or quad-bike riding. Alice Springs desert climate and landscapes encourage a healthy outdoor lifestyle and sets a great scene for outback adventure.
The stories of Australian history and heritage overflow in Alice Springs, with a rich cast of characters, Afghan cameleers, flying doctors and outback explorers. Today it is possible to pay homage to their legacy at various sites around the town and surrounding area.
North-west of Alice Springs, along the Tanami Track and south of Alice Springs in the Simpson Desert, the art styles and stories of the Aboriginal people give meaning to the surrounding landscape. Examples of the great artworks can be seen and purchased in many locations throughout the town.
More locally, the Todd Mall is alive with cultural discplays and Aboriginal art, giving a sneak preview into the traditions and stories of the Arrernte people through informtion, with a huge range of arts and crafts the colours of desert landscapes and dot paintings the surounding country. The Alice Springs Desert Park on Larapinta Dr completes the process with its impressive Flora, Fauna and Cultural displays. A must see for any visitor to Central Australia
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