Alice Springs Holidays Guide

Northern Territory, Australia

alice springs holiday and accomodation guide

The main attraction of this breathtaking desert region is Ayers Rock (or Uluru), one of the world's great natural wonders. Visitors from across the globe flock to see the huge red rock rising mysteriously out of the heart of the Australian Outback. Other attractions nearby include the dome-like rock formations of the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and the cool desert oasis of Kings Canyon, both of which can be combined with a stay at Ayers Rock.

Alice Springs Highlights

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Alice Springs, with a population of just around 30,000, is the main town in the region and there are some lovely areas to explore close to town such as the swimming holes at Ormiston and Glen Helen Gorges. For the serious hiker, the 223km (139mi) Larapinta Trail is one of the most exhilarating walking experiences in the world. The Alice Springs Desert Park is a great place to view elusive desert creatures (such as the Bilby) and to learn more about their delicately balanced desert habitats.

Summer temperatures can be very hot and winter nights in the desert are freezing, so autumn and spring are the best times to visit. The Henly-on-Todd Regatta, a crazy race involving groups of people running their bottomless 'boats' down the dry Todd River bed, is held in late August every year.

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Alice Springs has a number of excellent hotels, caravan park and backpacker hostels. If visiting Uluru (Ayres Rock), the closest settlement is Yulara which has a range of restaurants, resorts and a campsite all evolving purely for tourism. The following Alice Springs hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Northern Territory – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents:

Alice Springs Travel Info
Alice Springs is a 2 – 3 hour flight from Australian capital cities, with car-hire available. Visitors can also travel on the historic Ghan railway from Adelaide, with connections from Sydney and Perth.