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Alice Springs

cafe1Framed by the MacDonnell Ranges and desert landscape your outback adventure begins here in Alice Springs. Mparntwe is the Arrernte word for Alice Springs. The Arrernte people who are the traditional custodians of Alice Springs have a strong connection with the land. According to the Dreamtime the town of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges were created by the actions of several ancestral figures including the caterpillar beings Ayepe-arenye, Ntyarlke and Utnerrengatye.

Stunning landscapes, remote communities, and a unique pioneering history create a diverse and exhilarating destination to explore.

Spend a day or a week exploring the sites in and around Alice Springs. Visit the galleries on Todd Mall, to get to know the art and stories of the local Aboriginal Arrernte people. Board the Alice Wanderer bus for a hop on hop off tour and uncover the historic site from legendary explorers, prospectors, cattlemen and pioneering women. See the animals that live in Central Australia's habitats at wildlife parks or from the basket of a hot air balloon as they roam across the spinifex plains. Wander around Australia's only arid zone botanic garden. 

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Try one of the many adventure activities on offer from riding a bike to Simpsons Gap, surveying the MacDonnell Range from the cockpit of a helicopter, or explore a working cattle station as part of a quad bike safari.

 Go further afield and join a four wheel drive tour or a camel trek across the rolling sand dunes of the Simpson Desert. Discover different Aboriginal art styles along the Tanami Track and discover the rock art, artefacts and ceremonial sites near the small Aboriginal community of St Teresa.

For desert scenery drive into the MacDonnell Ranges where the scenic gorges and history of the region will leave you with a lasting impression. Make the time to walk a section of the 223 kilometres Larapinta Trail to see the cliffs and chasms, waterholes and mountains of this extraordinary range.

The town has a lot to offer including a wide range of accommodation, excellent dining options and travel connections - there is something to suit all budgets and tastes.

The Rock Tour

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Alice Springs NT
The Rock Tour is the first choice for budget conscious travelers & International Backpackers looking for a high quality tour & cultural experience at an affordable price.... show more

Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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Alice Springs NT
The Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre is a multi-award winning interpretive centre located 3.5km from the CBD, which offers visitors from around the globe a ... show more

Pyndan Camel Tracks

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Alice Springs NT
Pyndan Camel Tracks offer the only camel rides in Alice Springs! Join us for an unforgettable experience that will be the highlight of your trip. Our camels are gentle a... show more

Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path

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Alice Springs NT
See the Central Australian landscape on two wheels by pedalling along the Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path. Extending from Flynns Grave (7 kilometres from the edge of Alice Spri... show more

Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse

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Alice Springs NT
Home of thoroughbred horse racing action in the red centre of Australia. Pioneer Park Racecourse has all the thrills and spills of Randwick Racecourse only in the Desert.... show more

Outback Elite Tours

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Alice Springs NT
OUTBACK ELITE TOURS organise VIP, Private, Classic and fully personalised tours of half-day, one day or multi-day in Central Australia. We also offer tours in Italian a... show more

Museum of Central Australia

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Alice Springs NT
Central Australia's unique natural and geological history is explained at the Museum of Central Australia in Alice Springs. show more

Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

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Alice Springs NT
At Alice Spring's Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre you can see dot paintings and watercolours on show in the gallery, meet the Aboriginal artists who creat... show more

AAT Kings – Short Breaks (Red Centre)

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Alice Springs NSW
AAT Kings as a tour operator has been helping people from all over the world discover and explore Australia. With a broad range of holiday options including Guided Tours,... show more

Old Timers Traeger Museum

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Alice Springs NT
Find out how early Territorians lived, worked, travelled and obtained supplies at the Old Timers Traeger Museum. Located in Alice Springs, the museum houses an extensi... show more

Alice Springs Helicopters

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Alice Springs NT
When all is said and done, ‘time’ is a critical factor in most planned holidays. With a variety of scenic flights and heli-safaris to choose from and flexible departu... show more

Journey the Dreaming

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Alice Springs NT
Journey the Dreaming is an Aboriginal cultural walking tour, drawing on 40,000 years of life in Central Australia. Join our knowledgeable guides for an experience of the ... show more

Kathleen Buzzacott Art Studio

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Alice Springs NT
Kathleen Buzzacott Art Studio is an indigenous owned and operated family enterprise, situated on Traditional Arrente Land in the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges. Visitors... show more

Central Craft

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Alice Springs NT
Watch artists at work printing silk, creating jewellery, pottery, and woodwork, and buy souvenirs from the shop at Central Craft in Alice Springs. show more

National Road Transport Hall of Fame

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Alice Springs NT
The National Road Transport Hall of Fame is a unique museum showcasing the rich and important history of the road and transport industry and the essential role it's play... show more

AAT Kings - NT Day Tours

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Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
From soul-stirring sunrises over the ochre sands of the Red Centre against a glittering canopy of stars, through to the Top End’s pristine waterfalls and wildlife rich-... show more

NT Soaring

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Alice Springs NT
Experience the thrill of silent soaring flight above the Central Desert. Enjoy views of the Tanami Desert from the air, and you might even fly with some wedge tail eagles... show more

Alice Springs Expeditions

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Alice Springs NT
Alice Springs Expeditions offers personalised bespoke tours (up to 6 passengers) to the most spectacular natural attractions around Central Australia. Meet John, the o... show more

Emu Run Experience

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Alice Springs NT
Awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the past 6 years, Emu Run Experience is based in Alice Springs and specialises in Uluru & Central Australian touring... show more

John Flynn Memorial Uniting Church

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Alice Springs NT
The John Flynn Memorial Church is a part of The Flynn Trail, a self-guided heritage tour in Alice Springs and surrounds. This tour takes you on a journey across Alice Sp... show more

Adelaide House Museum

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Alice Springs NT
Designed by Rev John Flynn (the man of the $20 note) and built in 1926, Adelaide House was the first hospital in Central Australia. Taking into consideration the heat in ... show more

Anzac Hill

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Alice Springs NT
The most visited landmark in Alice Springs, Anzac Hill is the ideal spot for an overview of the town. The lookout offers a panoramic view of Alice Springs and the beautif... show more

The Residency

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Alice Springs NT
Since its construction in 1928, The Residency, on the corner of Parsons and Hartley Streets, has become a tangible symbol of the brief independence and Vice-Regal power C... show more

Outback Ballooning

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Alice Springs NT
The perfect way to appreciate the vast remoteness and spectacular dawn colours of the Australian outback and MacDonnell Ranges. Wildlife, particularly Big Red Kangaroos a... show more

Tangentyere Artists

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Alice Springs NT
Tangentyere Artists, an Alice Springs-based not-for-profit, Aboriginal owned and directed Art Centre, provides new, emerging, or established artists skills, professional,... show more

Stuart Town Gaol

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Alice Springs NT
Construction of the Stuart Town Gaol and police station started in 1907 by local builders using materials sourced from the district. It is a simple design made of local s... show more

Araluen Arts Centre

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Alice Springs NT
The Araluen Arts Centre is the focal point of the visual art and performance scene of Central Australia, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, performances, and fi... show more

Yubu Napa Gallery and Studio

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Alice Springs NT
Yubu Napa offers visitors a unique gallery experience. Visitors to Alice Springs have the opportunity to meet and engage with Indigenous Artists as they are creating the... show more

Tinkerbee

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Alice Springs NT
Werte! Local Arrernte elder, artist and educator, Kumalie Riley, is the owner and operator of Tinkerbee Central and Eastern Arrernte Cross-Cultural and Interpretation Se... show more

John Flynn's Grave Historic Reserve

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Alice Springs NT
The John Flynn's Memorial Historical Reserve is the resting place for the ashes of the Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Inland... show more

Women's Museum of Australia

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Alice Springs NT
A museum of national importance founded in 1993 by Molly Clark from Old Andado Station, the Women's Museum of Australia (WMOA) celebrates the achievements of women in Au... show more

Groovy Grape Tours

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Adelaide SA
Groovy Grape Getaways caters to the backpacker market who want fun informative adventurous trips. Starting operation on 1997, the Barossa Valley tours, we have grown ... show more

RT Tours Australia

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Alice Springs NT
Let owner and operator Bob (Penuka) Taylor be your host, guide and private chef and allow him to share his passions of good food, ancient culture and beautiful country w... show more

Willis's Walkabouts

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Kakadu National Park NT
Kakadu, Kimberley, Red Centre and more. For 35 years we have been taking people on treks unlike anything else on the market. Forget trails. Our treks are off-trail... show more

Alice Springs Walking Tours

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Alice Springs NT
Discover the unique and history, culture, and heritage of the most famous small town in Australia with Alice Springs Walking Tours. Our leisurely 90-minute walk around... show more

Central Australian Aviation Museum

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Alice Springs NT
Located in the original Connellan Airways hangar on the site of Alice Springs' first air strip, the museum houses early flying doctor planes, a restored DC3 and other his... show more

Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility

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Alice Springs NT
Visit the RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility & Museum - see, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as this facilitiy brings history to life. Enjoy the he... show more

Araluen Cultural Precinct

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Alice Springs NT
The Araluen Cultural Precinct provides a fascinating glimpse into the art, culture and heritage of Central Australia, and into some of the local identities that helped de... show more

Megafauna Central

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Alice Springs NT
Located in the centre of Alice Springs, Megafauna Central showcases the unique megafauna of Central Australia of the Miocene epoch, about 8 million years ago. show more

Mbantua Fine Art Gallery Alice Springs

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Alice Springs NT
Mbantua Fine Art Gallery specialises in exhibiting and selling the works of Aboriginal artists from the Utopia region of Central Australia. Throughout the Gallery you wil... show more

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

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Alice Springs NT
The Olive Pink Botanic Garden is located a short drive from the town’s CBD, on land developed as a reserve for arid region flora by Miss Olive Pink in the 1950s. show more

Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre

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Alice Springs NT
Our stunning observatory is situated on an ancient sand dune 15 minutes south of Alice Springs. Here you’ll explore the Southern night sky with an experienced sky guide... show more

Spinifex Ballooning

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Alice Springs NT
Rise above the desert at dawn with Spinifex Ballooning and be spellbound by the soft colours bouncing off the majestic backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges- an unforgettable... show more

Old Hartley Street School

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Alice Springs NT
Visit Hartley Street School to see how outback children were educated in the early twentieth century. It was the first official school building in Alice Springs, and it w... show more

Alice Springs Desert Park

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Alice Springs NT
Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia's desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, animals and people of our arid regions. A 'must... show more

Standley Chasm Angkerle Cultural Tours

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Alice Springs NT
Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is a "must see", spectacular geological and culturally significant icon of Central Australia. Surrounded by the West MacDonnell Ranges ... show more

Chartair

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Darwin Region NT
With more than 45 years’ experience, Chartair services the NT with a unique blend of professionalism, innovation and absolute commitment to the needs of our customers. ... show more

Alice Springs Golf Club

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Alice Springs NT
The Alice Springs Golf Club is one of the finest desert golf courses in the world. The manicured greens contrast vividly with the surrounding desert and MacDonnell Ranges... show more

Northern Territory Air Services

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Alice Springs NT
Please note that all prices above are for private hire of an aircraft (not per person), and maximum passenger numbers per aircraft are noted in the Scenic Tour descriptio... show more

Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre

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Alice Springs NT
Make the nationally accredited Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre your first stop in Central Australia and let our friendly and professional staff help you get the ... show more

Outback Tour Services

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Alice Springs NT
At Outback Tour Services, we are proud to offer you a variety of adventurous tour products and services throughout the great Australian Outback. Our own touring produc... show more

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