Your Guide to Alice Springs

Your Guide to Alice Springs


Welcome to Alice Springs

New to town? Head over to the Alice Springs Visitor Centre found on the corner of Todd Mall and Parsons Street!

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Alice Springs is an Outback Australian town with a population of roughly 30,000 people. The town is a tourist hotspot for the majority of the year with an abundance of activities to do and places to see. 

The town sits at the foot of the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges, surrounded by rich red soil. Contrary to popular opinion, the landscape surrounding the town is quite hilly with an abundance of mountain climbs and walking trails e.g. the famous Larapinta Trail.

 

Popular Attractions:

Alice Springs Desert Park                               Reptile Centre                  
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Olive Pink Botanic Gardens                            The West MacDonnell Ranges
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The Todd Mall Markets                                    Central Australian Aviation Museum
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Adelaide House Museum                                 Stuart Town Gaol
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary                                  Ellery Creek Big Hole
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Public Transport

Alice has a few different forms of public transport to offer, some of which include buses, taxis, airport shuttles and private chauffeurs. For more information and timetables for these services, contact the Alice Springs Town Council on (08) 8950 0500.

 

Local Schools

Alice has a wide variety of schools to offer from private primary schools, to public high schools. Below is a list of some of the most popular schools in town.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 

St Philip's College 

Centralian Senior College 

Gillen Primary School 

Living Waters Lutheran School

Bradshaw Primary School

Araluen Christian College

Braitling Primary School

 

Facilities within the Town

The Alice Springs Cinema                     The Dustbowl                     Yeperenye Shopping Centre
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      The Alice Plaza                                The Todd Mall                     Aquatic and Leisure Centre
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      The Public Library                       Royal Flying Doctors            Hetti Perkins Home for the Aged
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Sport and Sporting Facilities 

The community of Alice Springs overall is a very active community. There is an abundance of sporting teams right from netball on Saturday mornings to touch football on Thursday nights - there's something for everyone!

Alice is also known to host many different sports games on a National level throughout the year. Some examples include an official NRL Pre-Season match, the Big Bash League and an A-League AFL match. 

Probably one of the most popular events held in The Alice is the Masters Games. The Games are held every second year with a vast range of events right from Archery and BMX, to Go Karting and Model Aircraft Flying. To enter The Games you must be at least 25 years of age or older. Each year The Games are on, the town holds a very large opening and closing ceremony which is held on ANZAC Oval.  

The town holds many sporting facilities, some of which include: 
- The Netball Courts
- Indoor Beach Volleyball
- Hockey Association
- Traeger Park
- Cricket Association