Lists about this place
Write an entry Entries about this place
There was alot more here than I expected.
You really get a sense of where you are even in the town. The hot, dry weather makes you realise you’re in the desert – along with the river that almost never has any water in it, but you can see from the outline it has carved in the land that it really is a river. The ranges surround you – you can see the Yipparinye/processionary caterpillar mountain of the west macs ranges from most places.
It is right smack bang in the middle of the country, and the nearest cities are all along way away, on the coast – adelaide, darwin, brisbane, perth… They have learnt to be self-sufficient to some extent, and to haul stuff a long long way.
There are some cool markets in Todd Mall (which is actually an outdoor street that is blocked off to cars with trees all along it, not a shopping mall like you might expect), some nice cafes and restaurants (shock horror! in alice springs!!!), the desert park, and nobody is in a hurry.
The racism is more overt than in bigger cities, but perhaps no greater (just more obvious), but if you want to learn about aboriginal culture first hand this is a good place to start.
It’s very hard to get fresh fruit and vegetables here, but the Todd Mall markets sell some.
Then there is lots to see in the surrounding areas – uluru and kata tjuta, the west mac ranges, king’s canyon, all quite different and quite spectacular.over 6 years ago
People who have been here
See all 98 people
Activities in Alice Springs
Travel by luxury bus on this one way transfer from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn more about the flora and fauna as well as the natural and geological history of this classic Northern Territory desert scenery as you pass outback stations. T... $128.34
A short transfer from all accommodation in Alice Springs to Undoolya Station, only 17km east of the town centre. This is the oldest working cattle station in the Northern Territory and Outback Quad Adventures are the sole operators on the station. $106.21
This two day camping safari visits two of the main attractions of the Red Centre. Marvel at Uluru (Ayers Rock) and take the opportunity to walk along the base of this mighty monolith. $441.67
Immerse yourself in the ancient landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on a three-day tour from Alice Springs. You'll see the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), including the unforgettable sights of an Uluru sunset and sunrise, and have the opportunity to w... $677.11
A short transfer from all accommodation in Alice Springs to Undoolya Station, only 17km east of the town centre. This is the oldest working cattle station in the Northern Territory and Outback Quad Adventures are the sole operators on the station. $172.60See All Activities »