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Visiting Alice Springs

Isolated Aussies are known for their pioneer spirit, but even the rest of Australia has to admit that Alice Springs has a quirky frontier character all its own. Situated in the Northern Territory, Alice enjoys a wellspring of riches beyond the gold that first drew settlers: modern-day arrivals come to hike the MacDonnell Ranges, attend a Camel Cup, or browse Aboriginal art.... Read More Isolated Aussies are known for their pioneer spirit, but even the rest of Australia has to admit that Alice Springs has a quirky frontier character all its own. Situated in the Northern Territory, Alice enjoys a wellspring of riches beyond the gold that first drew settlers: modern-day arrivals come to hike the MacDonnell Ranges, attend a Camel Cup, or browse Aboriginal art.    Close

Stories and Tips Alice Springs

Nightlife in Alice Spring

Written by Jctravel1983 on 22 Nov, 2010

I myself, along with a good friend, drove through the Outback. It took a while before we arrived in Alice Springs, but I can already tell that the remote village was worth the drive. I myself went out three or four times (the fourth time…Read More


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A Town Like Alice

Written by catsholiday on 17 Mar, 2010

THE ALICEEver since reading Neville Shute’s ‘A Town Like Alice’ when I was about sixteen, I’ve had this great desire to see Alice Springs. Alice is famous for a number of the more famous Australian icons such as the Flying Doctor Service and the…Read More


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Feral Camels and Kangaroos - four wheel driving in the remote Outback

Written by actonsteve on 17 Mar, 2006

The dromedary camel stood in the middle of the red sand track and wouldn't let us pass. It was only 20 feet in front of us and the track was too narrow to drive around the grazing creature. The four-wheel-drive growled nearby until the camel,…Read More


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The edge of Infinity - the spectacular Kings Canyon/Watarrka NP

Written by actonsteve on 17 Mar, 2006

I am rather proud at completing the Kings Canyon hike.I can now add this to my list of accomplishments. The view from the rim into the inky depths and across to the red rock landscape was heart-stopping. From its edge you could not just see…Read More


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Sentinels of the Desert—Olgas/Kata Tijuca Springs

Written by actonsteve on 17 Mar, 2006

I think I enjoyed the Olgas even more then Ayers Rock.I felt I got closer to the desert here. I felt part of the Outback as we scrambled up slopes of scarlet scree, wandered through scrub and gum trees and gazed up at the biggest…Read More


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Uluru/Ayers Rock - admit it, its the reason you came to the Northern Territory

Written by actonsteve on 17 Mar, 2006

Adjectives to describe Ayers Rock?Majestic? Monstrous? Magnificent? Awesome? Spiritual? Magical? Exhausting?All of those, plus - flyblown, hot, desolate and forbidding.To stand beneath Uluru/Ayers Rock is simply humbling. The whole experience is overwhelming. The sheer scale of the monolith dwarfs everything and it stands like an…Read More


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Getting out into the Never Never - the practicalities of adventuring in the desert

Written by actonsteve on 17 Mar, 2006

One of the most memorable things about my trip to Australia was being woken up by dingoes.They howled with the dawn light! After a freezing cold night in the outback the howling sounded terrible. It was the way a wolf howls. You can imagine them…Read More


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"A Town Like Alice" - a tourist oasis in the middle of the continent

Written by actonsteve on 17 Mar, 2006

"Hey mate! Where's Meyers Hill?"I shrugged my shoulders, "Sorry can't help you... I'm a tourist here myself.."He ambled off, "no worries..."The above aboriginal stopped me in the street and asked for directions, but that is Alice Springs for you—the biggest city within thousands of miles.…Read More


Alice Springs

Written by Kikapa on 29 Oct, 2001

We flew out the next morning to Alice Springs, $200 AU. From there we drove to Ayers Rock. Watch out! If you have a couple of days, take a tour bus. If not, be prepared for expensive car rentals. The car rental rates are reasonable…Read More


Regrets - we had a few

Written by spuguru on 13 Dec, 2000

We wish we had: 1) visited King's Canyon and Serpentine Gorge west of Alice. 2) Visited Alice Springs Reptile Centre in Alice. 3) Gotten to witness either the Henley-on-Todd Regatta (dry river bed race) or Camel Cup races - these are seasonal events. 4) Taken…Read More


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