VISITING ALICE SPRINGS
Alice Springs has many of the facilities you would expect in any Australian capital city including shops, attractions and entertainment. Visitors can wander down the Todd Mall in our CBD for some souvenir shopping and enjoy the many Indigenous art galleries. Plus there are many tourist attractions including the Alice Springs Desert Park, the Royal Flying Doctors, School of the Air and many National Parks such as the MacDonnell Ranges and Uluru – Kata Tjuta, which is approximately 460km from Alice Springs. Darwin is the Northern Territory’s capital and is located approximately 1500km from the Red Centre.
Alice is also well known for it’s quirky events throughout the year. There’s the Tattersalls Finke Desert Race, Parrtjima: A Field in Light, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, Henley On Todd, Desert Mob, the Imparja Camel Cup and of course, our beloved Desert Festival.
Getting to Alice Springs
Alice Springs may be remote, but it’s easy to get to.
Commercial passenger services include:
- Flights to and from major Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth and Cairns) and to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
- Two services of the legendary Ghan train each week
- Daily express coach services to Adelaide, Darwin and Brisbane
Or you can drive here: it’s a two day drive from both Darwin and Adelaide.
Alice Springs Airport is located approximately 16km south of the Alice Springs town centre along the Stuart Highway, and is serviced by airport minibus, taxi and backpacker pick-up services.
Both the coach and train terminals are within the Alice Springs central business district.
Visit Discover Central Austalia for accommodation bookings in and around Alice Springs.