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Things To Do In Alice Springs

Always up for inventive ways to get inspired and have a brand new feat, you're prepared to explore a new destination like the savvy traveller you are. It's not difficult to fill an itinerary, because Expedia can connect you with loads of things to do. Reserve your activities now, and the only thing you'll have left to do is pack your suitcase and think about all the places you'll go!

  • The activities in Alice Springs are not only perfect for you, but they won't bust your budget. We have 37 things to do here, and you can reserve them starting at just £63. Book your favourite excursion on Expedia for significant savings, and you'll still have enough cash for a top hotel or upscale dinner while you are in town.
  • Alice Springs is a favourite among thrill seekers similar to you. In fact, many travellers have been visiting Alice Springs to learn about local culture and participate in the best activities, and a good portion of these travellers can't wait to come back. The top things to do can get the interest of even well-versed globetrotters, and it's easy to see why. Our list includes a wide array of culturally based outings and excitement. With unequalled ways to explore the best this area has to provide like a East MacDonnell Ranges Day Tour to unequalled ways to explore the best this area has to provide like a Uluru & Alice Springs 1-way Transfer, there is an abundance of things to do to choose from when you browse through all the things you can do here at Expedia.

It takes an expert itinerary to fully explore Alice Springs, particularly when you intend to schedule in lots of local cuisine and entertainment. And we know you don't want to hunker down in your hotel room遥ou're excited to get out and have an adventure. You're anxious to sign up for the best activities around, and a quiet day exploring local neighbourhoods is what you love best. Our activities are the best way to organise your trip. Book professional city tours on Expedia, and there will be no need to worry about looking at a map.

Things to Do in Alice Springs

Lying in the heart of the tough and isolated Red Centre of Australia’s Northern Territory, Alice Springs is the most famous of all the country’s Outback towns. It’s a travel hub for the region, located at a crossroads in the centre of the country. Surrounded by huge gorges, endless desert stretching out towards the horizon and Aboriginal communities, there’s plenty to see and do here. Alice Springs is the access point for Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) as well as Kings Canyon. Despite being more than 1,500 miles from the nearest city, the town is thriving, which gives you some indication that the isolation is no barrier to success.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Desert Park - Lying just outside the town, this vast nature reserve is a great place to spot flora and fauna, with walking trails and birds of prey circling overhead.

Kings Canyon - Found in the Watarrka National Park, the canyon has been formed by millions of years of erosion, creating a unique landscape of steep cliffs and stone domes.

Uluru - A colossal red rock formation jutting out of the desert, this monolith is one of the most identifiable landmarks on the planet. It’s a place of great spiritual significance to the Aboriginal people in the area.

Kata Tjuta/The Olgas - A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and where Uluru can be found, the wider park is well worth exploring with a series of large rock domes known as the Olgas.

Things to See in Alice Springs

The Desert Park is a great place to start, with some incredible wildlife to spot all around. Walk the trails and keep your eyes peeled for birds of prey circling overhead. If plants are your thing, the Olive Pink desert botanical garden is stunning, especially after a rare rain. When night falls, being so far from any major city means there is no light pollution to spoil the blanket of stars that appear overhead. Find a good spot and and stargaze until the sun comes up. Visit Adelaide House, the first stone building in the town or learn more about the region at the Old Timer’s Museum - which gives you a glimpse into how life used to be here.

Things to Do in Alice Springs

Take an early morning balloon ride up and over the town and watch the sun come up over the horizon. What better way to start the day? Explore the town on two wheels by renting a bike, or get out onto the trail on a quad bike or motorcycle. If you’re looking for something more tranquil, go for a round of golf or explore on the ‘ship of the desert’ via the camel tracks. Take an excursion to Uluru and Kings Canyon to see two of Australia’s most impressive natural sights. You should not forget that this geological backdrop has set the scene for a grand sweep of human history too, and you can learn more about it at the Museum of Central Australia.

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