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Framed by the iconic MacDonnell Ranges and surrounding desert landscape, Alice Springs is the place to begin your outback adventure. Alice Springs is a melting pot of culture, art, history, entertainment and adventure.  

Mparntwe is the Arrernte word for Alice Springs. The Arrernte people 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, the worlds oldest living culture, and a unique pioneering history create a diverse and exhilarating destination to explore.

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Spend a week exploring the sites in and around Alice Springs, full historical attractions that uncover the stories of life in remote Australia. There are countless galleries dotted throughout town and the Todd Mall, where you can get to know the art and stories from around the region.

Grab a tour and uncover the historic site from legendary explorers, prospectors, cattlemen and pioneering women. If you’re a nature lover, experience 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.

There are endless amounts of adventure activities on offer, from world class bike riding tracks, surveying the MacDonnell Range from the cockpit of a helicopter, or gliding across the top of Alice Springs. Why not go further afield and join a four wheel drive tour or a camel trek across the edge of the MacDonnell Ranges.

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.

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