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What are the best things to do in Alice Springs?

Telegraph Station

This landmark was built in 1871 as the Overland Telegraph Line’s halfway point between Darwin and Adelaide. It revolutionised communication across Australia and resulted in a population boom in Alice Springs. Head to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historic Reserve to learn more about this important part of the town’s history. Visitors holidaying on Alice Springs packages can take a guided tour and see the original Telegraph Station and other historic buildings around the historic reserve.


Alice Springs Desert Park

Head to the Desert Park while holidaying on Alice Springs holiday packages and get to know the unique landscapes and animals of Australia’s Red Centre. The park is closely tied to the culture of the local Arrernte people, and you’ll hear several Dreamtime stories across the Desert Park’s three different desert habitats. In addition to learning about Aboriginal culture and seeing stunning landscapes, visitors can view and interact with a variety of local animals, including bilbies, dingoes, desert skinks and emus. You can also head to the Desert Park at night for a unique tour to see nocturnal animals of the Red Centre.


Larapinta Trail

The Larapinta Trail covers a total distance of 223 kilometres (139 miles) between Alice Springs and Mount Sonder to its west. It takes about two weeks to complete the entire trail, but you can hike a portion of it while visiting the Northern Territory on Alice Springs holiday packages. There are dozens of beautiful landmarks to see along the Larapinta Trail, including Simpsons Gap, Ellery Creek Big Hole, and Glen Helen Gorge. You’ll enjoy the best hiking weather by planning your Alice Springs packages for the cooler months between April and September.

What is the best way to get around Alice Springs?

The town centre of Alice Springs is compact and easy to explore on foot. However, some of the area’s best landmarks are located outside of the centre. Consider renting a car after you book Alice Springs accommodation and flight packages to head to must-visit spots like the West and East MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs Desert Park, and Simpsons Gap. You can reserve your car through Webjet after booking Alice Springs packages and pick it up from the airport on arrival. Note that there are many Outback roads outside of town and in the nearby national parks. Rent a 4WD if you’re hoping to venture off the main roads while holidaying on Alice Springs holiday packages.

Public transport is an option around town and the inner suburbs if you choose not to rent a car. A shuttle bus meets every arriving and departing flight at Alice Springs Airport. It offers direct service to many of the hotels and accommodation in Alice Springs. There are five public bus routes to help you get around while visiting the Northern Territory on Alice Springs packages. Each bus route starts from the Alice Springs Interchange in the centre before branching out into the inner suburbs.

What is the cost of visiting Alice Springs?

Hotel and accommodation in Alice Springs typically costs around $100 to $130 AUD per night. However, you’ll get an even better price by bundling your hotel and flights with Webjet’s Alice Springs holiday packages. You can also get your rental car reserved through Webjet after booking Alice Springs accommodation and flight packages. 2WD cars are available from about $50 AUD per day, and 4WD cars start at about $75 AUD per day.

The shuttle bus between the airport and hotels and accommodation in Alice Springs costs $17 AUD each way. Public buses around the area charge $3 AUD for a single-ride ticket and $7 AUD for an unlimited day pass.

There are plenty of free activities to have on your radar when you book Alice Springs accommodation and flight packages. See popular spots like ANZAC Hill, the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, and the gorges of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The Alice Springs Desert Park is another great place you can visit while holidaying on Alice Springs holiday packages. Entry costs $37 AUD for a full day. The Araluen Art Centre costs $8 AUD to visit, and this grants you access to each of the four galleries as well as the Central Australian Aviation Museum. Seeing the natural beauty outside of town is a must for many visitors who book Alice Springs packages. Book onto a guided day tour of the West MacDonnell Ranges to see the standout locations and get some insider knowledge from a local guide. Full-day tours cost about $145 AUD.