Alice Springs Town - Alice Springs, NT

1546 kms from Darwin

Claimed to be a tourist's paradise, with an ideal winter climate, the town is well planned and the accommodation first rate.

The town of Alice Springs straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. The region where Alice Springs is located is known as Central Australia. Because of its central location and its nearby red-coloured rock-formations and the red-sand desert area, the town is also called the Red Centre.

There are six suburbs altogether in Alice Springs which are close to the Alice Springs town centre. Alice Springs is mostly residential.

The Arrernte Aboriginal people have made their home in the Central Australian desert in and around the site of the future Alice Springs for more than 50,000 years. The Aboriginal name for Alice Springs is Mparntwe.

Features

Attractions
The town has many interesting sights to explore, such as the telegraph station, the botanical garden and the Spencer and Gillen museum. Explore the places such as Old Timer's Museum, Desert Wildlife Park, Alice Spring Market and many more. You can also enjoy camel rides, horseback riding, hiking, ballooning and golfing.

North of Alice is an adventure travel destination where visitors can explore the Australian desert while trekking, camping or four-wheel driving.

The rugged MacDonnell Ranges are within easy reach and the tourist can view at first hand many prehistoric features of absorbing interest. Simpson's Gap is typical of these Ranges and geologists affirm that the streams in these parts are older than the hills themselves. East and west of Alice Springs lies magnificent country where wild life can be observed in its natural haunts. Organised trips are available covering most places of interest.

From Alice Springs towards the South Australia border, you can also Explore the Simpson Desert, visit the scenic sandstone bluffs and cliffs of Rainbow Valley in the James Ranges.

Alice Springs provides various accommodation from lodges, backpackers, hotels and apartment accommodation.

Most of hotels lie along Barrett Drive, Gap Road, Gregory Terrace, Khalick Street, Leichhardt Terrace, Parsons Street, Railway Terrace, Stephens Road and Todd Mall.

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Location

Alice Springs, NT, 870