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You will not be disappointed until it's time to leave because you will only have scratched the surface of things to do and see.
The Alice (Alice Springs)
Australia’s Red Heart - Alice Springs
Alice Springs lies almost at the geographical centre of Australia, and is the unofficial capital of Australia’s Outback. 1500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it is located midway between Adelaide and Darwin on the Stuart Highway and is the second largest town in the Northern Territory.
The Alice is surrounded by red desert and has a population of around 26,000. The town itself has plenty of modern conveniences with bars, cafes , restaurants, shopping, markets, a convention centre and a casino. There are facilities available for almost every sport, and it has one of the top ten desert golf courses in the world. It is situated on the banks of the Todd River, which is normally dry, and is 576 metres above sea level on a rich alluvial plain at the foot of the MacDonnell Ranges.
The town was established as a vital link on the Overland Telegraph Line in the 1870’s and was originally called Stuart, but officially became Alice Springs in 1933. As a pioneer town it has many historic sites to visit, including the original Overland Telegraph Station. About 20 per cent of the population is indigenous and there are there are art galleries showcasing local Aboriginal crafts as well as opal jewellery.
You can visit the School of the Air, which provides distance learning for the vast outback regions and is the world’s largest classroom. The Alice Springs Desert Park contains hundreds of plant and animal species that are found across the Cenrtral Australian deserts, and shouldn’t be missed. The free flying raptor display is a must!
Alice Springs is a great base to explore the beauty of Central Australia. There are many spectacular gorges close by including Standley Chasm which is less than 7 metres at it widest and is 80 metres deep so that sunlight only reaches the bottom for fifteen minutes each day. The MacDonnell Ranges run east and west of The Alice and the 223 km long Larapinta Trail is one of the world’s great walking experiences.
The Simpson Desert lies to the south and southeast with red sand dunes and beautiful rock formations. To the southwest are The Olgas and Uluru (Ayers Rock) which is approximately 450 km away and takes 4 ½ hours to drive to.
The Alice has a lot to offer visitors, giving a true feel for outback Australia that you will never experience in the cities. These package deal are some of the best value we could find.
Imagine 5 nights staying the beautiful Alice Springs Crowne Plaza Hotel accommodation, Full buffet breakfasts each morning, 4 Two Course Dinners, Alice Hop-on/off Tour, Palm Valley 4WD Coach Tour, West MacDonnells Highlights Tour, Ayers Rock (Uluru) & The Olgas Tour and a special BONUS worth hundreds of dollars.
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