24 Hours in Alice Springs
21st March 2019
Alice Springs is at the centre of Australia’s Red Centre. Discover the famous red sands and the iconic Uluru, while immersing in the Aboriginal Culture. Stay with us at Aurora Alice Springs, offering convenient accommodation in the heart of town on the Todd Mall. We’ve put together a handy itinerary that will help you make the most of your 24 hours in Alice Springs!
Morning: Olive Pink Botanic Garden
Start the day right with a indulgent breakfast at the Bean Tree Café which you can find nestled in the Olive Pink Botanic Garden. It is Australia’s only arid zone botanic garden and the perfect place to relax amongst the native surrounds. Take the time to wander along the walking trails to see hungers of species that are native to the Red Centre or spot some of the 80 bird species which have been recorded at the park.
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Mid-Morning: Alice Springs Desert Park
The Alice Springs Desert park is part adventure safari park, and part hands-on natural history museum. You’ll get face to face with kangaroos, emus, birds of prey, walk-through aviaries and the biggest nocturnal house in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Midday: Todd Mall
Todd Mall is lined with commercial galleries displaying authentic Aboriginal art. Stop at Papunya Tula Artists to see the renowned dot paintings, then at Mbantua Art Gallery and Cultural Museum, which has one of the largest collections of Aboriginal art in Australia. While you’re in the mall, enjoy lunch at one of the many trendy café’s dotted throughout.
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Evening: Royal Flying Doctor Service
Iconic to Alice Springs, the Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre is a must-visit for tourists. You’ll find a thoroughly detailed museum with a holographic theatre, a “live to air” screen depicting locations of all planes and a giftshop.
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Dinner: Red Ochre Bar and Grill
Head into the Red Ochre Grill, conveniently located on Todd Mall. Enjoy the selective menu featuring Australian Native Cuisine specialising in game meat and bush food.
Where to stay? Stay with us at Aurora Alice Springs, an award-winning hotel located in the heart of Alice Springs. Book Now!