Alice Springs attractions things to do & see on holiday.
Beginning humbly as an Overland Telegraph Station nearly 140 years ago, Alice Springs is a rugged outback town born of Aboriginal culture and a pioneering past. The Alice, as it is commonly called is a natural base of exploring central Australia but also offers travellers relaxation, a thriving culture scene and all the conveniences of a modern city. With a vast selection of Alice Spring holidays at great rates from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA, you may decide to stay a little longer.
Uncover Alice's deep heritage and supplement your holiday with a visit to one of the many museums, culture centers and precincts including the Museum of Central Australia; the Aboriginal Australia Art and Culture Centre; Telegraph Station Historical Reserve; the Royal Flying Doctor Service Base; National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame and the Adelaide House, to name a few. It is also worth visiting the Araluen Cultural Precinct which houses the Araluen Arts Centre, the Museum of Central Australia, the Alice Springs Cemetery and the Central Australia Aviation Museum featuring a memorial to the tragic Kookaburra air crash.
Enjoy some of Alice Springs' best attractions which include the Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge; a surprisingly large selection of shopping can be found at the Todd Mall, Alice Plaza, Springs Plaza and Yeperenye Shopping Centre and look for Aboriginal Arts and Crafts scattered throughout town. Tourism has also given Alice a relatively diverse dining scene so expect to see everything from Mod Aus fare, Italian comfort food and even Thai; stop by the Todd Mall for breakfast, brunch and lunches.
Let your Alice Springs holiday be filled with the beautiful scenery of this region. Stroll through Olive Pink Botanic Garden; hike or drive to the top of ANZAC Hill as the WWII memorial offers panoramic views over the town; bush walk, quad-bike, ride a camel; or explore one of Sir David Attenborough's favourite nature parks at Alice Springs Desert Park.
Alice Springs is situated where the Todd River bisects the MacDonnell Ranges creating the East and West MacDonnells. West MacDonnell National Park is an example of a landscape that has been sculptured over time by the elements. During your Alice Springs holiday you can explore the national park which is an important refuge for plants and animals, many of which are found only here and some are relics of a bygone era of tropical forests. You can also experience the arid landscape along the Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path; this sealed path meanders gradually through bushland between Flynns Grave and Simpsons Gap.
When your family is truly in need of a getaway, why not book an Alice Springs Family Escape Package with ease from DISCOVER AUSTRALIA? Taking a vacation with the family isn't always an easy or affordable feat but with the help of our Holiday Packages you can choose the right flights and accommodation for your family so you can spend more time enjoying everything that Alice Springs has to offer. The kids will love exploring the Reptile Centre or the Central Australia Aviation Museum which features a memorial to the tragic Kookaburra air crash; and the whole family can enjoy days spent perusing the markets, shops and cafes at Todd Mall.
Perhaps even plan a holiday that is jam-packed with all the exciting adventures you can handle in one vacation with the help of DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's exclusive Alice Springs Adventure Packages. Included are your flights to this remote heart of Australia as well as comfortable and convenient accommodation to rest your weary bones and prepare for another day of thrilling adventure. Visit West MacDonnell National Park where you will find stunning gorges and water holes as well as many winding walking trails to satisfy your inner explorer. Throughout the Park there are many River Red Gums and these trees are an important habitat for a variety of birds, bats and other animals, making it a great destination for wildlife spotting. Journey further west of Alice to investigate the cliffs of Simpson Gap and the impressive cracks left behind by the Roe Creek. Regardless of what your idea of an adventurous holiday is, you will be sure to find something to thrill you in Alice Springs and great deals online at DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.
Alice Springs is also a place shrouded in deep spiritual and cultural significance to the local Aboriginal community, and therefore is an ideal destination for learning and understanding. Plan your holiday with the Aboriginal Culture Package and include the types of activities that will help you to appreciate this remarkable region and the role it plays in history, as well as accommodation and flights that fit into your time frame and budget. The Arrernte people, the traditional owns of the region, offer opportunities for visitors to explore their rich and fascinating beliefs through cultural tours, bushwalks, beautiful arts and crafts that can be found throughout markets, galleries and shops in town and even the traditional and modern Aboriginal dance of Red Centre Dreaming which is accompanied by tasty Australian fare.
Though it will mean taking on many kilometres of arid-desert landscape, Alice is a wonderful base from which to discover more of Australia's ruggedly beautiful Red Centre. Rest assured that with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA's Red Centre Explorer Package you have convenient and affordable flights to get you to Alice and the right accommodation and tours for your travel needs and desires. Head in all directions for a day trip or overnight adventure and enjoy sites such as the unusually shaped Devils Marbles in Karlu Karlu; the iconic Ayers Rock and sister rocks the Olgas in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park; Fink Gorge National Park, or Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park. However you plan to spend your holiday to Alice Springs, you can be sure to find hassle-free deals at DISCOVER AUSTRALIA.