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Alice Springs Tour

Discover the highlights of the red centre on tours from Alice Springs

Are you looking for an Alice Springs tour? Let me give you some tips what you can do and see once you arrive in "the heart of the Australian Outback".

The town right in the middle of Australia's red centre has grown from a simple telegraph station to a modern town. Alice Springs is a long way from anywhere, but it is worth the trip. There is a lot to explore in and around the third largest city in the Northern Territory.

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Visit the Old Telegraph Station

Surrounded by harsh deserts and the ancient MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs' environment is simply breath-taking.

Tours overview

Alice Springs is probably the best-known town in the Australian Outback. It's the synonym for red dust & unique Outback characters, pioneering history & natural monuments.
It all waits to be explored by you!

Compared to the short European history in Central Australia, Aboriginal people have been living here for tens of thousands years. Alice Springs has been the home of Arrernte Aboriginal people ever since.

Tours in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Highlights

  • Visit the Old Telegraph Station north of Alice Springs. The telegraph station is next to the permanent waterhole in the Todd River, that made settlement possible in this area.
  • See famous Outback institutions, the Royal Flying Doctor Base and the School of the air
  • Meet native animals at the Alice Springs Reptile Park
  • Finish the tour on top of Anzac Hill, you get the most stunning views over Alice, and the surrounding rugged MacDonnell Ranges.
Schedule: Tour departs daily at 2 pm from Alice Springs hotels.
Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours.

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Sunrise Ballooning Adventure

Discover the beauty of the Australian Outback while floating over the desert in the morning. You have to get up early, but you are rewarded with the most beautiful views of this rugged landscape.
A gourmet breakfast in the bush follows the flight.
You have the choice of a 30 or 60 minutes hot air ballon tour.

Schedule: Tour departs daily (weather permitted) from Alice Springs hotels. Expect hotel pick-up from about 1 1/2 hours before dawn.
Duration: Approximately 4 hours.

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Alice Springs Tour to surrounding areas

4WD Tour to Palm Valley & Hermannsburg

  • Visit Palm Valley within the Finke Gorge National Park
  • See unique palm trees that have survived for centuries
  • Dip your toes into rock pools and enjoy spectacular rock formations
  • Visit the Aboriginal Community Hermannsburg, explore the art collection, have a tea at the Kata Anga Tea Rooms
Duration: Approximately 4 hours.

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West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip

This day tour from Alice Springs along the Larapinta Drive takes you to the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges.

  • Explore Simpsons Gap where chances are good to spot rock wallabies
  • Walk into Standley Chasm, the narrow cleft with glowing red rock walls
  • You also visit John Flynn's grave (founder of the famous Royal Flying Doctor Service) at the foot of Mount Gillen
  • Morning tea, a picnic lunch and afternoon snacks are included in this tour
Enjoy waterholes, learn about Aboriginal culture at the Ochre Pits, discover wildlife and stunning nature.

Schedule: Departs daily at 7:45am (Small group up to 20 people)
Duration: Approximately 9 hours 45 minutes

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Camping safaries from Alice Springs to Uluru & Kata Tjuta

One night camping safari to Uluru

One-way tour from Alice Springs to Uluru. This tour can also be booked with Ayers Rock airport or the utback Pioneer Hotel as starting point.

  • Enjoy the landscapes on your coach drive through the red centre
  • Discover Aboriginal culture at the cultural centre at Uluru
  • Watch the stunning sun set and sun rise at the famous rock
  • Do the base walk and learn about the mysteries of Uluru
  • Enjoy the night under the stars in a bush camp
  • Walk through the valley of the winds at Kata Tjuta
Schedule: Departs early morning in Alice to arrive at Ayers Rock at lunch time
Duration: Approximately 2 days

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3 days Uluru, Olgas & Kings Canyon camping trip

Discover the highlights of the red centre.

  • Visit the Outback Camel Farm
  • Walk around the base of Uluru
  • Watch the stunning sunset at Uluru in style with a glass of sparkling wine
  • Get up early the next morning to see the sunrise at Kata Tjuta before you take a walk through the Valley of the Winds
  • At King Canyon discover the lost city and garden of eden
  • Sleep under the amazing stars of the Outback
Schedule: Departs daily from Alics Springs - approximately 6am
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights - Arrive at about 5 pm in Alice Springs on Day 3

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Tours from Alice Springs to Uluru / Ayers Rock

One-way Tour to explore the highlights of Uluru & Kata Tjuta

This tour offers budget, first class or deluxe accommodation.

  • Visit a camel farm on the way to Australia's heart
  • Walk into Walpa Gorge at Kata Tjuta
  • Dine under the stars at the Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • Walk to Mutitjulu waterhole at Uluru
  • Spend the morning on your own on Day 3 before your transfer to the airport
Schedule: Tour departs on 7am from selected hotels in Alice Springs
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

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Didn't find an Alice Springs tour that suits your needs? Check out all tours departing Alice Springs

todd river waterhole
Waterhole in the usually dry Todd river
white church and huge gum tree
The former Lutheran Mission at Hermannsburg
red-glowing rock
Uluru - Ayers Rock at sunset
detail view of uluru
Detail view of Uluru during the Mala walk
red rocks and blue sky
The Olgas - Kata Tjuta
red rock domes at kata tjuta
Walpa gorge walk at Kata Tjuta
gum tree and red rocks
Kings Canyon
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Meet native animals on your walks

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