The launch pad to one of Australia's most iconic destinations, Uluru, a visit to Alice Springs is high on many Australian tour itineraries. Humble but ruggedly beautiful, ‘The Alice’ is no longer just a frontier town; it’s shaped by a vibrant Aboriginal culture and is the perfect starting point for experiencing all that Outback Australia has to offer. A tour in Alice Springs will ensure you don't miss any of the city's premier sites or the magical natural gems of its surrounds.
Don’t miss these Alice Springs attractions
- Old Telegraph Station
- Royal Flying Doctor Service
- Alice Springs Reptile Centre
- Alice Springs Desert Park
- Balloon ride over the MacDonnell Ranges
With a city tour you'll be able to visit a number of attractions including the Old Telegraph Station, the first place that was settled by the Europeans in Alice Springs. You can get a sweeping view of the city at Anzac Hill, while you'll learn about the famous health service provided to rural Australians since 1928 with a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Other Alice Springs attractions that can be visited include the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, home to over 30 species of reptiles, and the Alice Springs Cultural Precinct, where you'll encounter Indigenous art and craft. To unearth the splendour of Alice Springs’ historic landscape, make sure to take a tour that includes a visit to The Alice Springs Desert Park.
From Alice Springs there are many opportunities for outback adventures. You can take a hot air balloon ride over the MacDonnell Ranges or explore in many other ways including by quad bike, camel or scenic flight. Noted for its Aboriginal artists, day trips can take you from Alice Springs through Heavitree Gap to the Santa Teresa Aboriginal Community.
Multi-day tours from Alice Springs allow you to delve deeper into the Australian outback and see the sun set or rise over Uluru. Other premier sites you can visit with a multi-day tour departing from Alice Springs include the impressive 36 dome structures that make up The Olgas, the cave paintings at the Multijulu Waterhole, and jaw-dropping Kings Canyon.