5 things to do in Alice Springs - Heart of Australian Outback Experience
Simpsons Gap - Photo Courtesy Prince Roy
Alice Springs is access point from where one visit the renowned Australia Desert, known worldwide as the Australia outback experience. Five things to do in Alice Springs are
Discover desert adventure - From Alice Springs you can trek the Larapinta Trail, go four-wheel driving, camp in the bush and swim in lush waterholes. Sail over the spinifex plains in a hot air balloon, bike ride to Simpson’s Gap or join a safari of quad bikes through bush tracks. Take a scenic flight over rugged mountain ranges or ride a camel along the gum-lined Todd River. Four wheel the vast, flat, red landscape of the notorious Tanami Track. Alice’s dry climate and desert landscapes make the call to outback adventure hard to resist.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station - Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service – the first aerial medical organisation of its type in the world.
Albert Namatjira Gallery - Visit the Albert Namatjira Gallery, peek into the traditions of the Arrernte people at the Strehlow Centre and browse contemporary Aboriginal art along pedestrian-only Todd Mall.
MacDonnell Ranges - Trek through Ormiston Gorge and Pound, visit Glen Helen Gorge and see where a comet crashed into the earth millions of years ago. In the West MacDonnell Ranges, you can see rock wallabies in the ridges of Simpsons Gap and fiery earth colours in the midday sun. In the East MacDonnell Ranges, go bush walking, camping and four-wheel-driving and explore the natural beauty of Trephina Gorge.
Simpson Desert - Visit the scenic sandstone bluffs and cliffs of Rainbow Valley in the James Ranges. See markings made by 19th century explorers on Chambers Pillar and sacred Arrernte rock carvings in the Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve.
Australian Outback for long has been an area for extreme adventure and guests looking to experience something different from routine beaches and theme parks.