Backpacking Alice Springs

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    SEE SOME AMAZING OUTBACK SCENERY, LIKE FROM COUNTS POINT ON THE LARAPINTA TRAIL: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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    IF YOU ARE HERE IN LATE AUGUST, CHECK OUT THE CRAZY HENLEY-ON-TODD REGATTA: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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    GREAT PLACE TO EXPERIENCE TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL CULTURE: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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    PLENTY OF UNIQUE EXPERIENCES CAN BE HAD, LIKE HEADING OFF ON A CAMEL TREK INTO THE OUTBACK: Photo courtesy Tourism NT
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Alice Springs Highlights

  • Explore the spectacular landscapes and scenery in the MacDonnell Ranges and Finke Gorge National Park.

  • Partake in some outback adventure activities, such as quad biking, mountain biking, bush walking (hiking), bush camping, four-wheel driving, camel trekking, or swimming in some of the waterholes.

  • If you're here in late August, don't miss the Henley-on-Todd Regatta. This unusual, fun event attracts large crowds of people to see the boats race in a river without water.

  • Visit some of the other attractions in and around Alice Springs, such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air, Olive Pink Botanic Gardens and Desert Park.

  • Undertake one of Australia's great walks, the Larapinta Trail, which is over 220km long, extending from Alice Springs to Mount Sonder.

  • Immerse yourself in the Aboriginal and Central Australia's arts, culture and heritage in the Araluen Cultural Precinct.

About Alice Springs

Population 27,000

The town of Alice Springs is nestled in a break in the MacDonnell Ranges, which has been carved out by the Todd River. Outside of Alice Springs, there are a great number of spectacular landscapes you can visit within a day. The scenery in the MacDonnell Ranges is amazing. Gorges and water holes can be reached on foot or by car and spending some time alone outside of the town can really make you appreciate the tranquility of the Red Centre.

Alice Springs is also a great place to do some outback adventure activities such as quad biking, mountain biking, bushwalking (hiking), bush camping, four-wheel driving, or swimming in some of the waterholes.

Other attractions in and around Alice Springs, include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air and Desert Park, which features unique ways to experience the arid zone's flora and fauna, or you can even take a camel tour.

If you are in Alice in late August, don't miss the Henley-on-Todd Regatta. This unusual, fun event attracts large crowds of people to see the boats race in a river without water.

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Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre

60 Gregory Terrace.
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Phone 1800 645 199
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