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Things to do in Alice Springs

Alice Springs - The Red Centre

Welcome to Australia's Heartland, aka, Alice Springs

Known as the capital of the Red Centre, Alice Springs is the perfect starting point for a trip to Uluru, the West MacDonnell Ranges, Kata Tjuta, or Kings Canyon – but make sure you leave some time to explore the town of Alice Springs, there’s plenty to see and do here too.

This is the outback adventure you’ve been waiting for. This extraordinary landscape located in the middle of Australia is the outback what you’ve read about in books and seen in iconic Australian films - and now it’s your turn to experience it for yourself.

Adventure in Alice Springs

ALICE SPRINGS MUST DO'S

You won't be bored here. From learning about Aboriginal Culture to wildlife spotting and an Instagram worthy view of the sunset over the West Macdonnell ranges, there is so much to see and do. Here are our top experiences and tours:

1. SEE ULURU!

You can witness the changing colours of the world’s most famous rock plus take in Kings Canyon, walk through the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta, and curl up in a cosy swag under a million stars on our 3 Day, 2 night Rock Tour.

2. ALICE SPRINGS DESERT PARK

Get up close with Australian birds and wildlife at the Alice Springs Desert Park. Rumour has it the kangaroos there nibble your shoelaces if you stand still for too long.

3. CHECK OUT SOME INDIGENOUS ART

Check out the extensive collection of Aboriginal art at the Araluen Arts Centre or buy a handmade souvenir at one of the many local art galleries.

4. LEARN ABOUT DAILY LIFE IN THE OUTBACK

Get an insight into the lives of everyday Australians living in the outback and visit the School of the Air and The Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

5. THE WEST MACDONNELL RANGES

Witness the beauty of the West MacDonnell Ranges, Palm Valley or Simpsons Gap - a sacred waterhole surrounded by cliffs on one of our Day Tours from Alice Springs.

FIELD OF LIGHT - EXTENDED TO 2020!

The Field of Light display is a once-in-a-lifetime experience created by internationally acclaimed display by artist Bruce Munro.

Coming to life under the night sky, visitors wander through 50,000 stems of colour covered with frosted-glass spheres that light up an area the size of seven football fields. Using Uluru as a stunning backdrop, The exhibit is Aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara – and for a limited time you can see it with greyhound.

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The Field of Light display is a once-in-a-lifetime experience created by internationally acclaimed display by artist Bruce Munro.

Coming to life under the night sky, visitors wander through 50,000 stems of colour covered with frosted-glass spheres that light up an area the size of seven football fields. Using Uluru as a stunning backdrop, The exhibit is Aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara – and for a limited time you can see it with greyhound.

Simply book our new Rock Tour, a 3-day, 2-night tour including Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta, and your once in a lifetime pass to the Field of Light display.

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ALICE SPRINGS WEATHER

Alice Springs weather Dec-Feb 21-36C av rain 41mm, March-April 13-28C 17mm, June-Aug 4-20C av rain 15mm, Sept-Nov 15-31C 20mm