Guide To Alice Springs

Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide. Discover the famous red sands and the iconic Uluru, while immersing yourself in Aboriginal Culture. We’ve compiled together a short guide to Alice Springs filled with things to do, see and eat. Stay with us at Aurora Alice Springs located in the heart of town on the Todd Mall, suitable for corporate travellers and holidaymakers and save up to 25% off!

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Top 3 Things To Do

  • Walk the Larapinta Trail

Starting just outside Alice Springs city centre, the Larapinta Trail has 12 sections that can be walked in part or full. You’ll find varying grades and terrain along the trail, which is dotted with freshwater swimming holes at various point and take in several stunning gorges.

  • Natural swimming pools

Just because you are surrounded by desert in all directions in the driest landscape, that doesn’t mean you can’t get wet. The West MacDonnell Ranges stretch almost all the way from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon hide several wild swimming pools in the gorges. A must-do to cool off in the rugged desert.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs is a 188 acre wildlife sanctuary for rescue orphaned baby and adult kangaroos. Tourists can visit the sanctuary on a guided sunset tour from Tuesday to Fridays.

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Top 3 Things To See

  • Aboriginal art galleries

Australian Aboriginal art is the oldest ongoing art tradition in the world. Early Aboriginal stories and culture were expressed in rock carvings, body painting and ground designs. You can explore the galleries lining Todd Mall to view the artworks.

  • Uluru

A visit to Alice Springs isn’t complete without a viewing of the iconic rock formation, Uluru. For an epic memory, visit during sunrise and sunset for spectacular views.

  • Kings Canyon

Halfway between Alice Springs and Uluru lies King Canyon, an ancient formation of soaring red rock faces with dense palm forests below. About 600 species of plants and animals live here, alongside the Luritja Aboriginal People. Climb to the top of Kings Canyon at sunrise or sunset, or take a camel, helicopter or explore on a quad bike.

Top 3 Alice Springs Eats 

The  Bean Tree Café at Olive Pink Botanic Gardens is a gorgeous place to have breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea. There are not many other places that you can be entertained by western bowerbird’s antics while you dine.

Sample Australian cuisine prepared using traditional foods at the Red Ochre Grill Restaurant in Alice Springs. The menu is designed with dishes using seasonal native fruits, berries, Australian seafood and game meat, matched with some of Australia’s finest wines and beers.

With authentic tastes, Hanuman provides guests with a fresh, exciting and innovative menu from across Asia. With an exciting array of fresh spices grown locally and specially imported from across Asia, Hanuman is a great dining experience for all.

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Where to stay? Located in the heart of Alice Springs, situated just off the town’s main street, Aurora Alice Springs is close to retail shopping, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Book Now! 

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