A Guide to Touring Alice Springs

Mulgas Darwin to Alice Springs 2 Day Express

The Red Heart of Australia is a true haven, an oasis surrounded by rugged deserts and the beautiful McDonnell Range. Home to the best Northern Territory attractions such as Kings Canyon, Uluru and Simpson Desert; Alice Springs is also rich in Aboriginal history. Here’s your guide to Alice Springs.

Getting to Alice Springs

  • Qantas flies direct from major Australian cities to Alice Springs
  • Virgin Australia has direct flights from Darwin and Adelaide
  • Centrally placed from the cities of Darwin and Adelaide there is a central highway connecting the 3 cities, Alice Springs is roughly 16hrs drive from either city. Gas stations and restaurants line the route
  • The Ghan is lovely train ride, treating you to fine vistas of the area, it runs between Adelaide and Darwin passing Katherine and Alice Springs

Tips to Consider Before Touring Alice Springs

Must Visit Places in Alice Springs

Learn About the Outback Culture of Alice Springs

There are plenty of historical sites to visit and learn about the origins of Alice Springs

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Explore the McDonnell Range, Framing Alice Springs

The McDonnell Range spreads like a jagged fence from east to west of Alice Springs. The place is chock full of adventure with lures of hiking, swimming in freshwater ponds, 4WD thrills and camp grounds to savour.