Alice Springs

Holidays to Alice Springs

Alice Springs has a long history and tradition of being a pioneer town with all the endurance and hardiness that comes with this past. The charm of the town has been kept and integrated with the Aboriginal villages to create a magical destination in Australia. Thanks to its central location, Alice Springs is a great travel hub and starting point for outback adventure. There is a dedicated Alice Springs Visitors’ Centre where you can find visitor guides and maps as well as make bookings for accommodation and guided tours.

Holidays to Alice Springs would not be complete without a visit to one of the most famous and iconic natural wonders of the world. This is Ularu (formerly known as Ayers Rock). Ularu can be found in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and features many natural rock formations. Whether you choose to climb the rocks or not, this unique and immense geological formation is a highlight of any holidays to Alice Springs.

Holidays in Alice Springs would not be complete without a view of the stunning sunset, and there are so many places offering the perfect atmosphere to accompany it. At Alice Springs Desert Park outside the town, there are many examples of the unique natural beauty of Central Australia. There are regular lectures about the animals and plants as well as local history. Reptiles can be found at the reptile centre run by a local reptile rescuer who is quite a character. Finally, there is the Olive Pink Botanical Gardens, which comes to life after a rain storm.

This area with so much history has much in the way of attractions and can satisfy any amateur (or professional) historian. Adelaide House has one of the first examples of air conditioning and communications technology: two of the most important inventions in an area so remote. Other examples of early history include the Old Timers’ Museum and The Residency. The Pioneer Woman’s Hall of Fame catalogues some of the struggles that women who settled in the harsh area had to face. The Alice Springs Telegraph Station has also been lovingly preserved and restored and showcases some early communications equipment. The Alice Springs Aviation Museum has many examples of early flight, which was and still is vital for the town.

Alice Springs holidays can also include fantastic adventure. There is everything from Camel Trekking to Hot Air Ballooning. There are also golf courses in the area and a race track - as well as guaranteed weather.

To the North of Alice Springs is an area, not only known for its stunning natural beauty but also for the abundance of precious stones and minerals. One unique activity available here is gem fossicking in the large gem fields. A great way to take back a memory of all your Alice Springs holidays.


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