Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Located right in the middle of Australia the city of Alice Springs is the ideal holiday destination to stay in order to get that true Australian outback experience. Popular with international and interstate travellers the 'Red Centre' as it is known is a place of interesting bush characters, exciting adventures and rugged beauty that has to be seen to be believed. From Alice Springs you can explore all of the hidden gorges, secret palm forests, meteor craters and sacred Aboriginal sites including the Eastern and Western MacDonnell Ranges, Palm Valley, Standley Chasm, Glen Helen Gorge and Simpson's Gap. You will also be able to take day trips from Alice Springs to the world famous Ayers Rock (Uluru), The Olgas and Kings Canyon.

Within the city of Alice Springs itself there is also plenty of things to see and do whilst on holiday. This includes things like trying your luck at the casino, playing a round of golf on one of the world's best desert golf courses, go on a camel ride, take a balloon flight over the outback, visiting the Telegraph Station, Ghan Museum, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air. You will also find in the city plenty of accommodation resorts, restaurants, cafes, unique boutique shops selling authentic Aboriginal artifacts, local Aboriginal art galleries and genuine Outback pubs.

So if you are an intrepid outback traveller or would like to learn more about indigenous culture and the early pioneering history of Australia then you should spend your next vacation in Alice Springs. It is a truly charismatic outback town that allows you to experience the remote wilderness of Australia but still has all of the creature comforts that you would wish for on a relaxing holiday.

How To Get There :      Alice Springs is situated right in the centre of Australia and consequently is a long way from anywhere. It is possible to drive to Alice Springs along the Sturt Highway from with Darwin or Adelaide, but because it is 1,500 kilometres from either of these capital cities it is generally more convenient to fly into Alice Springs and then either hire a car or take tour buses to the nearby tourist attractions. If you choose to fly into Alice Springs you can choose to either go with Tiger Airways which have flights daily from Melbourne and Sydney or fly with Qantas which have numerous flights daily from all of the major cities throughout Australia.

Weather :      Alice Springs in central Australia features warm and sunny weather with minimal rainfall all year around. On average there are 5 or less rainy days each month and even when it does rain the amount is generally not significant. The weather is coolest between the months of May and August with average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 19-23°C and overnight minimum temperatures dropping to below zero on many nights. From September through to April, however the weather does heat up quite a lot with average maximum daily temperatures ranging from 27-37°C.

Suitable For :      International tourists, families with older children and couples.

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