Tourist Attractions in Alice Springs, NT

There are 26 tourist attractions found in Alice Springs, NT. This is 24% of all tourist attractions listed in Northern Territory. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are nature attractions and museums. Then there is also zoo listed in Alice Springs. You may find a list of all categories of Alice Springs attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Alice Springs of that type.

Alice Springs, also called 'the Alice' or simply 'Alice', is a city in the Northern Territory State of Australia. It is one of the largest cities in this state with an area of 327.50 square kilometers. The position of Alice Springs is roughly at the center of Australia.

The original inhabitants of this area are the Arrernte and they called this area Mparntwe. They have lived in the central Australian desert dating back at least 30,000 years. The city was named after Alice, the wife of Sir Charles Todd, one of the pioneers in this region.

John McDouall Stuart, a Scottish voyager led an expedition through the central Australia in 1861-62 which later became Alice Springs. His expedition established a route from south to north of the continent. This is probably the first milestone of European colonization. 

Alice Spring was substantially changed in the World War II. It was a military base for the soldiers who fought in the Darwin area. When Darwin was attacked by the Japanese bombards, thousands of civilians flew to Alice Spring for shelter. Wartime structures are still standing in the Alice Spring town and those are impressive tourist attractions in Alice Springs now.

Bounded by the MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs is well-known for its spectacular desert lands, endless adventure opportunities and intriguing Aboriginal culture.

Tourists can do several adventure activities in Alice such as hot-air ballooning, camel riding in the desert, quad biking or mountain biking, stargazing.

Nature attractions in Alice include Anzac Hill, Alice Springs Desert Park, Reptile Centre, and Olive Pink Botanical Garden.

Attractions of historical importance in Alice Spring are Adelaide House, Alice Springs Telegraph Station, Old Timer's Museum, The Residency, National Pioneer Womens’ Hall of Fame and Old Alice Springs Gaol.

The city is reachable by air, train and road. Quantas and Virgin Australia operate flights to major Australian cities with stops at Alice. It is about 17-hour drive by road from Darwin city. The Ghan is a privately owned tourist train that runs to and from Adelaide and Darwin and stops at Alice.


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