Alice Springs City Guide
Deep in the heart of the Northern Territory, Alice Springs always has something going on!
The natural beauty of Alice Springs is enough to draw visitors, and thanks to all the museums and parks, there's something for people of all ages to enjoy!
Alice Springs' biggest draw is its festivals.
No matter when you're in town, you're almost assured to catch one. From the Heritage Festival to the Cricket Carnival, there's always a reason to celebrate!
Whether you've spent the day at a festival or not, the Anzac Hill Lookout is the place to be at sunset. Curl up for a one-of-a-kind look at the bushland.
The Alice Springs Desert Park will give you a chance to see all of the area's animals and plants in one place. Both educational and fun, the park caters to people of all ages.
Some of the most popular events in Alice Springs include:
Tattersalls Desert Race: Held every June, you can watch dirt bikes race through one of the harshest landscapes in the world.
Henley-on-Todd Regatta: Held annually in August, this hilarious Regatta is takes place on dry land - contestants carry boats and race on foot!
Lasseters Camel Cup: Held in July, Alice Springs is the only place to watch people race camels!
Alice Desert Festival: Held every September, it is considered the premier cultural festival in all of central Australia.
If you want to be close to the major sights - including the downtown shopping district - the city centre is the place to stay.
The heart of the downtown area offers a choice of luxurious accommodation including many five-star hotels. If you're travelling on a budget, try the
Aurora Alice Springs Hotel or some of the motels sprinkled around the city centre.