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  • The Ghan in Alice Springs Station

Alice Springs, also known as “The Alice” or simply “Alice, is the country’s most famous outback town and gateway to the Red Centre on an Australia vacation. This remote town (it is halfway between Adelaide and Darwin and 1500 kilomteres/950 miles from the nearest major city). is popular as a gateway to nearby natural wonders such as Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) in the middle of the rich red sand desert.

Alice has evolved from being a simple telegraph station to a destination on trips to Australia with a reputation for having a quirky character due to its camel races and interesting festivals.

Discover Australia’s oldest culture and visit the Aboriginal Culture Centre. Take a tour of the Royal Flying Doctor and School of Air, which serve locals living in remote areas. Known as the aboriginal art capital, visit Todd Mall and its galleries of aboriginal art. You can try a unique bush tucker feast created by a walkabout chef in one of the many restaurants and you can go up Anzac Hill to witness the sunset and have a view of the city.

For an adventure outside Alice Springs, travel to Palm Valley and by 4WD see the spectacular rock formations. Something unusual to do is to take in the awe-inspiring landscape of the outback by going for a ride in a hot air balloon.

One extraordinary thing about Alice Springs is that at night the view of the Milky Way will amaze you.

 

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Alice Springs, the Heart of Australia

Must-Do Experiences in Australia's Northern Territory

The Marvel of Australia's Ayers Rock

Australia's Northern Territory with Kelley Ferro 


 

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Alice Springs, Australia

  • Classic Australia 12 Day

    Experience the best that Australia has to offer from Sydney’s Opera House to spectacular Ayers Rock. Swim in the Great Barrier Reef and learn about the traditional Aboriginal “Dreamtime”.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,483
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Australia 15 Day

    Enjoy Australia’s most famous sites from Sydney’s Opera House to an Aboriginal “Dreamtime” walk in Kuranda with stops at the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock and Darwin in between.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,301
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Downunder from Melbourne to Auckland

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Visit Australia's iconic sites and cities before commencing a journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,709
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand’s incredible islands before embarking on a tour of Australia.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,642
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • 4WD Eco Adventure Hotel Safari

    Starting and finishing in Alice Springs, this 4WD Eco Adventure Hotel Safari is a perfect option for those seeking adventure but who prefer the comforts of hotel accommodation. Take an opportunity to enjoy the Red Centre in comfort.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,348
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
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  • Alice Explorer

    In the heart of Central Australia sits Alice Springs, a thriving outback centre. Rich in history, culture and unique wildlife, the town is lovingly known as “The Alice” or simply “Alice”.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 225
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Alice Springs & Ayers Rock

    Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous Outback town and Uluru/Ayers Rock is Australia’s most recognisable natural icon. Take time to explore these incredibly unique parts of the country.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 624
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Alice Springs to Adelaide: Epic Trip for 18 to 39 year olds

    Take the chance to get off the beaten track by spending seven days exploring the iconic highlights of South Australia and the Northern Territory, combining camping and budget accommodation.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,364
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Alice Springs to Darwin 4WD Self Drive

    Self-drives offer an easy way to enjoy Australia’s sights at your own pace. Spend some time in historic Tennant Creek before going to Katherine and Kakadu National Park, ending in Darwin.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 576
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
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  • Alice Springs: A Town Like Alice

    Discover what makes “The Alice” special on this afternoon tour of Alice Springs. As you explore the town, you’ll visit the historic Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service, the School of the Air, and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you’ll see rare reptiles such as the Perentie and Thorny Devil.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Alice Springs Desert Park Half Day Tour

    Head to Alice Springs Desert Park to discover the natural wonders of the Outback. On this half day tour, you’ll spot desert reptiles, plants, and birds of prey and learn about how the indigenous peoples of Australia utilized the landscape to survive for thousands of years.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Hot Air Ballooning: 30 Minute

    Ride a hot air balloon over the MacDonnell Ranges on this Alice Springs excursion. As you ride over the MacDonnell Ranges, you’ll experience the sunrise break over the mountains and enjoy the striking landscape of the Australian Outback, spotting red kangaroos and cattle stations. Afterwards, land and enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne.
    Duration:
    30 Minutes
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Hot Air Ballooning: 60 Minute

    Experience an incredible 60 minute hot air balloon ride through the MacDonnell Ranges on this Alice Springs excursion. As you fly above the Australian Outback, you’ll experience the sunrise from over the mountains and spot wildlife awakening below, including large red kangaroos. Afterwards, enjoy a glass of champagne and a bush breakfast.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Mbantua Gourmet Lunch Tour

    Learn about the area’s indigenous history on this short lunch tour outside Alice Springs. After enjoying a short walk through the bush, witness a bush food demonstration and feast on a delicious home-cooked meal amongst expert indigenous guides, who’ll share insight into their culture and the legacy of the Dreamtime.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Mbantua Sunset & Starlight Bush Dinner

    Enjoy exceptional gourmet food and learn about the indigenous customs of the Red Centre on this bush dinner outside Alice Springs. In the company of expert indigenous guide and chef, Bob Taylor, you’ll feast on a three-course meal, learn about traditional medicines and foods, and witness the majesty of the stars.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Palm Valley 4WD Full Day Tour

    A superb full day trip for those who want to see the outback just outside 'the Alice.' Travel to Hermannsburg to view the renowned art collection. Journey into Palm Valley to see stunning rock forms, white sand beaches and more. Enjoy a picnic lunch and afternoon billy tea.
    Duration:
    10 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Two Station Quad Biking Adventure

    Explore the Northern Territory’s oldest working cattle station, Undoolya Station, as well as the waterhole of Garden Cattle Station on this quad bike adventure. After feasting on a stockman’s breakfast, you’ll board your quad bike and explore the Outback between these two cattle stations, spotting incredible wildlife along the way.
    Duration:
    6 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Undoolya Discovery Quad Bike Half Day Tour

    Explore the oldest working cattle station in the Northern Territory and embark on a quad bike adventure through the Outback on this half-day tour. Travelling along the McDonnell Ranges, you’ll spot wallabies and monitor lizards, race along dry riverbeds, and experience the Outback in heart-pounding fashion.
    Duration:
    3.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: Velo Cycle Half Day Excursion Tour

    Travelling by bicycle, you will immerse yourself in all the diversity that our frontier town, Alice Springs, has to offer. Enjoy a picturesque 3km bike ride alongside the dry Todd River bed into the National Park. On this route you’ll experience the unique detail of this classic outback town.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Alice Springs: West MacDonnell Ranges Full Day Tour

    Experience the rugged Australian Outback on this half day tour to the West MacDonnell Ranges, you will see the John Flynn Memorial, the incredible Simpsons Gap, walk into Standley Chasm, and enjoy a light lunch before returning to Alice Springs.
    Duration:
    9.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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  • Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon, Olgas & Alice Springs

    Discover the best of Australia’s Red Centre. See the sun set and rise over Ayers Rock, visit the 36 rock domes of the Olgas, and travel to spectacular Kings Canyon then visit Alice Springs.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 839
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Aussie Rail On Sale

    Ride the rails to explore the icons of Australia like Uluru and Kangaroo Island while enjoying the comforts of premium train travel. This sale offers the best prices for a classic Australian tour and is perfect for first-time visitors to Australia.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,159
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Aussie Rail Spectacular

    Explore the Australian outback aboard a luxury train, then round off your journey at the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Coast to Coast and Red Centre Explorer

    Pass from one side of Australia to the other with this exploration of the Red Centre. On this Australia vacation you’ll live it up in cosmopolitan Melbourne in Victoria, see the fiery icon of Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Red Centre, and enjoy the laidback beach atmosphere of Perth on the west coast.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,929
    Trip Type:
    Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Coober Pedy: Opals & Underground

    An unforgettable trip to the Outback. In Coober Pedy, stay at the world’s first international underground hotel, learn about opals and see the Painted Desert.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,199
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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