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Alice Springs is situated in central Australia otherwise known as ‘the red centre’. It is the closest city to Australia’s famous rock Uluru (Ayers Rock) surrounded by a great expanse of rugged outback. Within Alice Springs there is an abundance of native animals, birds, reptiles and native flowers and plants. Not only is there beautiful wildlife but there are great shops and restaurants to see and enjoy in this cultural town in outback Australia.
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
The best-known sight seeing attraction in The Northern Territory is Ayers Rock (Uluru). From sunrise to sunset Uluru looks beautiful and, with the dramatic red desert surrounds, it is a must to see.
This is a two-day trip to the Rock and the Olgas for about $300, including lunch and sunset viewing on the first day. You leave at 6:00 am and it takes 5 hours to get to Uluru where a BBQ and camp are provided that night.
Alice Springs Cultural Precinct
Alice Springs Cultural precinct houses the Araluen Centre, Albert Namatjira Gallery, The Museum of Central Australia, Central Australia Aviation Museum, Territory Craft and a Memorial Cemetery.
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Visitor Information Centre: Phone (08) 8952 5800; Fax (08) 8953 0259
Box Office: (08) 8951 1122
Visit the Department of Arts and Museums
Visiting the cultural precinct is a great cultural experience and passes cost:
For Adults $7
Children $4 (under 5 free)
Family $8 (2 adults/ 2 kids)
Alice Springs Desert Park
Larapinta Drive, the Desert Park
Phone: (08) 8951 8788
Open daily from 7:30 am to 6 pm
Entry fee: $12 to $30 per adult
The park is situated at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges and is a superb wildlife park. There are walk-through aviaries, free flying birds of prey and there is a nocturnal house where creatures of the night can be seen.
The MacDonnell Ranges are a particularly beautiful part of the Northern Territory and well worth a visit. You can see the Ranges by a number of organised tours. However, the level of service and luxury varies with the cost. Jim’s Bush Tours offers you good value day tour to the East and West MacDonnell Ranges.
Jim’s Bush Tours
Phone: (08) 8953 1975
Day tours cost about $55 (with bring your own lunch).
Alice Springs Cup Carnival
This exciting event takes place in April with the stunning backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges at Pioneer Park Racecourse. The horse racing continues for the month and there are lots of races to watch and activities to take part.
Alice Springs Jazz Festival
The end of April brings national jazz bands and artists together for a festival of music, workshops and fine food and wine. The Chateau Hornsby Winery hosts the festival of great music for jazz lovers and food lovers alike.
The Camel Cup
This is a series of camel races that take place in mid- July, which is sure to be loads of fun!
The Alice Springs Agricultural Show
The show takes place in early July and is full of Australia’s native plants and flowers. The highlight of this Agriculture Show is the fireworks display, which is fun for everyone.
The Alice Springs Rodeo
This occurs in August each year for one week and is a treat for all those who wear cowboy style boots and hats and know how to have fun!
Phone: (08) 5528 4224