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Top 10 Things To Do in Alice Springs

Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park


A very popular attraction for visitors is the Alice Springs Desert Park. The perfect environment to experience the flora and fauna of Central Australia and the amazing life which lives in this remote desert. You will be inspired learning about the ancient living cultures by your local Aboriginal guide and get up close and personal with many of the native animals.

Discover the Telegraph Station Historical Reserve


The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Established in 1871 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and linking with an underwater cable network to London – England. Establishing the first real communication between Australia and England.

Enjoy the local culture and art at the Araluen Arts Centre


The Araluen Arts Centre is the focal point of Alice Springs’ performing and visual arts scene, incorporating a series of art galleries and a professional theatre.

The galleries feature exhibitions from the Araluen Collection with a focus on contemporary Aboriginal art from Central Australia and both local and Australian artists. Travelling exhibitions are a key highlight of the annual visual arts program.

Be inspired by the National Road Transport Hall of Fame


The Road Transport Historical Society is a volunteer based operation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Australia’s unique road transport heritage. You will find this at the magnificent Shell Rimula Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, the traditional birthplace of the roadtrain.

Take in the natural beauty of the Olive Pink Botanical Gardens


The Garden was founded in 1956 by Miss Olive Muriel Pink as the Australian arid regions flora reserve. Today they carry on this tradition as an arid zone Botanic Garden specialising in flora from Australia’s vast interior.

Explore history at the Central Australia Aviation Museum


The Central Australian Aviation Museum had its beginning in 1977. CAAM Inc. was formed, and began the long task of gathering and restoring the many displays in the museum today.

The CAAM continue to acquire items that are relevant in preserving the astonishing history of aviation in the harsh and isolated environment of Central Australia. There are a large collection of films, photographs, books, manuals, and other items; as well as an extensive collection of radio and aviation hardware.

Take a breath-taking early morning balloon ride


Outback Ballooning is Australia’s only balloon company specialising in remote Outback operations. With nearly 30 years’ experience and around 250,000 satisfied customers it is one of the largest and longest established ballooning businesses in Australia.

Try camel riding in the desert


Pyndan Camel Tracks is the only camel riding tour operator in Alice Springs. A sunset camel ride against the backdrop of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs is a signature Red Centre experience.

Marcus ‘The Camel Man’ Williams has almost 30 years experience working with camels all over the Outback as well as in Broome, India, Malaysia and Brunei. Pyndan Camel Tracks is a family-run business and all our cameleers and camels are well trained.

Hike the Larapinta Trail


The 223km long Larapinta Trail is one of Australia’s most spectacular bushwalking and trekking experiences. It is also one of Australia’s newest trails and is quickly emerging as one of the most popular trails in Australia and the world. The Larapinta Trail is one of Central Australia’s most unique or spectacular attractions.

Helicopter over the red centre

various operators

Watch the vibrant colours and changing landscapes of the outback come to life on a flight over Alice Springs. With half-hour helicopter and plane flights or full day experiences covering Central Australia’s magnificent scenery, why not take the plunge and make your trip to Alice truly memorable.