Top attractions in Alice Springs
Top 5 things to see and do from Alice Springs
Are you making a stop in Alice Springs? Lucky you - this is one of the most remote parts of Australia, and all the better for it. You get to experience boundless nature and culture as you've most likely never seen it before. What are the essentials?
1. Ayers Rock
This huge, sacred rock is actually located 280 miles away from Alice Springs - but it's the nearest city. Make a day of it and see if you notice the rock's fabled color change.
2. Reptile Center
Now's your chance to get up close and personal with some snakes and lizards! Don't worry - there'll always be an expert supervising you.
4. School of the Air
Due to its remote location, Alice Springs is renowned for its School of the Air, making education accessible to farming and Aboriginal communities.
Planning Your Visit
Are there any particular rules for wildlife areas?
Pets are generally not allowed. Please also exercise common sense and respect for the environment and community - don't drop litter!
What should I wear?
Temperatures in this part of the world can soar to 100 degrees and bushfires are not uncommon in the summer (December, January, February). Therefore, you should take the heat seriously - wear cool cotton, lather up plenty of sunscreen, bring a hat, and stay hydrated.
Good to know
- AUD ($)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+09:30)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- Alice Springs can get very hot, so try to visit in April when the temperatures are bearable and tourist season is only just starting.
Other Sightseeing Options in Alice Springs
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What people are saying about Alice Springs
The overall trip was very pleasant. The driver was knowledgeable and courteous.The fact we were able to get off the bus and walk around on our own was really worth the trip. I enjoyed being able to walk on my own and take pictures as I pleased. The bus was very roomy and clean. I did get a little concerned when we were driving into Finke Gorge, seemed a bit of a bumpy ride but, we made it! Overall I would recommend this tour and would do it again.
It was a very interesting tour. The walk at Palm Valley was a little difficult in parts and many thanks to our wonderful driver and guide, Dave, who helped us get up to the top and then down again. I think we were a bit optimistic about our mountain-climbing abilities but the view once we were up there was well worth it.
I had an enjoyable day and the tour guide was very informative with a lovely lunch supplied. The scenery was also spectacular and thoroughly recommended.
Very knowledgeable and friendly guide (Harry) and stunning views and scenery in the Valley. Great morning tea and good picnic. Highly recommended tour!
Really felt it was value for the money ..the guide was a wealth of information...lovely country..