Alice Springs Hotels
About Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Alice Springs, or ‘The Alice’ is the third largest town in Australia’s Northern Territory, and located in almost the exact centre of Australia. The climate in ‘Central Australia’ can have extreme variations. Temperatures can be below zeroC overnight during Winter (June to August) and reach over 40C during the day in Summer (December to February). The best time to visit Alice Springs is during the Spring or Autumn months when the evenings are mild and daily temperatures average mid 20C.
The Arremte Aboriginals have lived in and around Alice Springs for more than 50,000 years. Today, Alice Springs has both western and local Aboriginal influences with many indigenous art galleries and events. It is an important tourist hub for visitors to the Northern Territory and as a base for tours to Uluru and Ayers Rock Resort. Visit historical buildings such as the Overland Telegraph Station, the Royal Flying Doctors Visitors Centre or the School of the Air where children from remote outback communities are educated by radio and modern satellite broadband. Attend unusual events such as the Camel Cup (July) or the Henley-On-Todd Regatta (a dry river boat regatta held in August each year).
You can fly into Alice Springs airport or travel to Alice Springs on The Ghan. This 48 hour rail journey travels almost 3000kms from Adelaide through to Darwin with a mid-way stop in Alice Springs.