Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011
Tags: alice springs
Alice Springs is located in what is almost literally the heart of Australia, the centre of the continent and is the countries largest inland city as well as being the second largest city in the Northern Territory, next to Darwin. The whole area around ‘Alice’ is simply known as ‘The Centre’ to the locals and the town is the centre for excursions into Australia red desert centre.
Take to opportunity to experience a unique part of Central Australia that is accessible only by 4 wheel drive. You travel through Hermannsburg, then down the Finke River, one of the oldest watercourses in the world. See spectacular rock formations, white sands and desert oasis’ with rock pools and palm trees. Visit the nearby rock formation known as the ‘Amphitheatre’ and relax by a water hole shaded by tall palms. The full day excursion includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and you can book through your Tour Manager or through AAT Kings (official site).
Situated between the courthouse and the police station is Alice Springs’ first jail, one of the few remaining original buildings in the town.
This brilliant attraction traces the myths and legends of the Australian Aboriginals along with and excellent collection of Aboriginal art.
Panorama Guth (official site) is a 360 degree, 6 meter high, 30 meter circumference painted landscape named after it’s Dutch-born Alice local Henck Guth. The landscape shows some of the best known beauty spots of the center and also includes an art gallery with works by aboriginal artists.