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Alice Springs Holidays

Alice Springs is Australia's most famous outback town. Aboriginal history, pioneer heritage and the origin of the Royal Flying Doctor Service all combine to make the town an intriguing place to spend a few days on your journey through the Red Centre.

It has a bustling cultural scene, with galleries and shows demonstrating the unique blend of European and Aboriginal. It’s on the doorstep of the outback, surrounded in all directions by endless desert. However, the town is cosmopolitan and exciting, whether you’re just stopping by or spending several weeks in ‘Alice’.

Undoubtedly the biggest advantage of holidays to Alice Springs is the proximity to the Red Centre, which contains the West MacDonnell mountain range, Kings Canyon and of course, Uluru, one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. Quite possibly the best way to see this breathtaking region is from above, so consider either a hot air balloon or helicopter ride to see the Red Centre as the birds do.

Another way to explore the Northern Territory outback is on wheels. With a four wheel drive safari you can travel from Alice Springs to Uluru, or you can see the likes of Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm. Alternatively, where there’s desert, there are also camels. So climb on, cling on and see the outback on the back of a creature designed for moving through the desert. You might be lucky enough to spot Australia’s largest bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle, too.

Alice Springs is a fantastic place in which to understand the traditions of the Aboriginal people. You can buy artwork from the Central and Western Desert folk, such as ‘dot paintings’ that are synonymous with the Red Centre area. There are shows, exhibitions and performances to enjoy as well as street markets to see more indigenous art and local crafts.

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Red Centre, Wildlife & Wine Adventure

23 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £4,169 per person

Embark on an unforgettable journey on this 23 day adventure, highlighting the very best of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Wildlife, Red Centre & Rail

24 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £5,649 per person

Immerse yourself in spectacular wildlife, Aboriginal culture and wonderfully rugged landscapes on this 24 day suggested itinerary.

Ultimate Outback Explorer

17 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £2,995 per person

Discover Australia's crimson landscapes, luscious national parks and sacred monolith on this 17 day suggested itinerary.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Culture & history
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature

Ocean to Outback in Style

20 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £6,119 per person

Embark on an epic journey from coastal Darwin, to the cosmopolitan city of Adelaide to discover the essence of Australia.

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