Alice Springs Tourist Information

Alice Springs Travel Guide

In the centre of Australia is "Alice," the most popular outback in the world. With spectacular and expansive deserts, Alice Springs offers much to tourists, many of whom have decided to take a tour of Alice Springs to see more tourist attractions. Its rich history and natural beauty is mingled with all the contemporary conveniences of cafes, restaurants, and hotels, making the Alice one of Australia's hot spots.

Alice Spring's history goes back 50,000 years with the Arrernte Aboriginals. In the 1800s, the British began exploring the area. John MacDonald Stuart led the first expedition in Alice in 1862, but it wasn't until gold was discovered that Alice soon became populated.

For a taste of history, a visit to the Old Courthouse and Residency is a must. In 1926, the Courthouse was built after the Central Australia region declared its independence under the North Australia Act. The Alice Springs Telegraph Station was once Australia's communication hub and is now a popular tourist spot.

Alice Springs Tourist Attractions

The Tanami and Simpson deserts are lined with Aboriginal-style architecture. The simple buildings and homes are unique; the red sand dunes of this wilderness present a picturesque backdrop.

The MacDonnell Ranges' rugged terrain offers exciting hiking adventures and refreshing swimming holes. The gorges - such as Glen Helen Gorge and Ormiston Gorge - are most spectacular. The world famous Larapinta Trail is 139 miles long and is the best way to experience true natural beauty.

The Alice Springs Desert Park is an excellent venue to learn about this arid climate. Many of the creatures, birds and plant life are unique and can only survive in this type of dry environment. The Olive Pink Botanic Garden, named after the town's local artist and naturalist, also give tours and interesting information about mysterious red dunes.

Transportation Around Alice Springs

Alice Springs Airport offers daily flights to all the major cities in Australia. Taxis are readily available and car rentals agencies are located at the airport.

Before travelling to a foreign country, it is advisable to take out travel insurance. It is a relief knowing you and your family are protected in the event of an illness or accident.