Alice Springs will forever occupy a special place in the hearts of all who visit.
The city may look low key at first glance, but be warned — it’s addictive — and you’re likely to hear tales from ‘locals’ time and time again of how they arrived here on holiday and never left. Immortalised in Nevil Shute’s novel A Town Like Alice and the cult Aussie film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the unofficial capital and spiritual heart of the Red Centre will delight, challenge and amaze as you chart your way around an endearingly rough and cheerfully ready piece of Oz.
Note: For those expecting to find Uluru on Alice’s doorstep, it’s actually a 4.5-hour drive to the rock. But don’t despair; there’s no end of stunning natural landscapes to experience within closer proximity, including Simpsons Gap, Emily and Jessie Gaps, Ellery Creek Big Hole and Rainbow Valley to name just a few.
Here are ten of the best things to do in Alice Springs.