Destination Guide - Alice Springs
Alice Springs is far more than the gateway to the Red Centre – it’s a lively little city offering unique experiences including desert horse riding, camel riding and hot air ballooning. Alice is also a great place to start if you intend to explore Uluru (Ayers Rock), Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and the MacDonnell Ranges. If you’re a fan of great Aboriginal art, bring your credit card.
The desert environment makes Alice Springs arid almost all year around. Winter (June to August) averages are a warm 25°C. In summer (December to February) it’s consistently 30°-35°C.
Getting there and around
Central Alice Springs is small enough to explore on foot. Bus and taxi services are also available. If you’re visiting national parks/Uluru, hire a car or take a guided tour.
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