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Alice Springs

Whether you want to experience the natural beauty of Australia's Red Centre or explore the history of the area, this outback town offers a unique Aussie experience.

Alice Springs is a small town in the very centre of Australia. It is surrounded by desert and scrubland on all sides and is an equal 1500 kilometres (930 miles) from Darwin in the north and Adelaide in the south. The town was founded as far back as the 1870s, but the population remained low until it became a major staging area for soldiers during the Second World War. It’s the primary transport hub and distribution centre for Central Australia, but still feels as far from the rest of the world as you can possibly get.

Fill up on water, pack some lunch, and head out to explore the MacDonnell Ranges. The ridges and gorges are dotted with watering holes and sacred Aboriginal sites. Walk a leg of the Larapinta Trail to see some of its more spectacular areas or even take a few weeks to tackle the entire 223 kilometre (139 mile) trail. If that’s a bit too extreme, tour the desert on camel back or jump on a quad bike.

For one of the best views in the region, climb Mount Gillen. It’s a tough trek and should be avoided at the peak of summer, but getting to the summit is well worth the effort. Learn about local flora and fauna at Alice Springs Desert Park. For a closer look at some of Central Australia’s most fascinating creatures, check out the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

Any history buffs should head to one of the town’s many museums. Drop by the Aboriginal Australia Culture Centre to learn about native Australians or spend a couple of hours browsing the collection at the Adelaide House Museum. Art lovers should note that Alice Springs is a centre of indigenous art, with several galleries scattered around town. Be sure to check out the collection at the Araluen Arts and Cultural Centre.

Alice Springs is a town at the heart of a region like no other. Surrounded by the red deserts of Central Australia and home to some excellent cultural institutions, it’s not a place you’ll forget.


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£58
Mercure Alice Springs Resort

Mercure Alice Springs Resort

34 Stott Terrace, East Side
4.0
of 5, from 172 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated on the riverwalk, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery, Todd Mall, and Adelaide House. Alice Springs Reptile Centre and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame are also within 15 minutes.

£66
DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

82 Barrett Drive, Desert Springs
3.9
of 5, from 211 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Desert Springs, this golf hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alice Springs Convention Centre, Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery, and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Todd Mall and Adelaide House are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£61
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

93 Barrett Drive, Desert Springs
4.1
of 5, from 100 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Desert Springs hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery. Adelaide House and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£48
Diplomat Motel

Diplomat Motel

20 Gregory Terrace, Alice Springs
3.6
of 5, from 102 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Alice Springs, this motel is steps from Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery, Todd Mall, and Adelaide House. Alice Springs Reptile Centre and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame are also within 10 minutes.

Bond Springs Outback Retreat

Bond Springs Outback Retreat

Bond Springs Station,, ALICE SPRINGS
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Burt Plain, this hotel is 12.1 mi (19.5 km) from Alice Springs School of the Air and 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Todd Mall and Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery are also within 16 mi (25 km).

£69
Aurora Alice Springs

Aurora Alice Springs

11 Leichardt Tce, Alice Springs
3.6
of 5, from 128 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Alice Springs, this hotel is steps from Adelaide House and Todd Mall. Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery and Alice Springs Reptile Centre are also within 15 minutes.

£48
ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis

10 Gap Road, The Gap
3.3
of 5, from 71 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly The Gap hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Royal Flying Doctor Service, and National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery and Adelaide House are also within 15 minutes.

£70
Desert Palms Alice Springs

Desert Palms Alice Springs

74 Barrett Drive, Desert Springs
3.9
of 5, from 97 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Desert Springs, this golf motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alice Springs Convention Centre, Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery, and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Todd Mall and Adelaide House are also within 1 mi (2 km).

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