The Northern Territory is more than just a travel destination. From awe-inspiring desert landscapes in Central Australia to the sublime rainforests of the Top End, it is an experience – one that you’ll never forget.
This city is historically important to the region. It is at the centre of the Territory and is certainly the regions most famous town. Bordered by The MacDonnell Ranges and National Parks, Alice Springs is the ideal base for an outback adventure.
Visit The Flying Doctor Base, School of the Air, Anzac Hill, The telegraph station. One of the newest attractions is the Alice Springs Desert Park. Just minutes from the city centre it offers a wonderful insight into the animals, plants and birds of the Australian Desert. There is a spectacular
film which runs hourly. See endangered species and a first class nocturnal house. Highly recommended.
Alice Springs Afternoon Sightseeing tour: A great introduction to Alice springs and takes in all the major attractions – Old Telegraph Station, Royal Flying Doctor Service, School of the Air.
Full day tour to Ayers Rock by Air: For those who do not have time to go to Ayers Rock this is the perfect alternative. See the best of the West McDonnell Ranges, Palm Valley, Kings Canyon, and the Olgas from the air, before landing at Ayers Rock. Take a guided tour of the base of this Australian icon with time for lunch at the Ayers rock Resort. View the sun set over Ayers rock before catching your flight and returning to Alice Springs. The rock formations, which are flown over, are quite magical. This will be a day to remember.
1 Day West MacDonnell Ranges and Alice springs Desert Park—Departs daily Jun/Oct.
A day of scenery, Australian desert vegetation which culminates with a visit to the fascinating Desert Park. You are guided around the Park and see the nocturnal house, raptor feeding, bird aviaries and a magnificent video presentation.
Ayers Rock and The Olgas
These are two of Australia’s much photographed landmarks and are steeped in Aboriginal legend and culture. There is an air service into Ayers Rock and there are regular transfers to and from the airport to accommodation.
Flying time to Ayers Rock
From Sydney 3 hours 50 minutes Melbourne via Alice Springs 3 hours 20 minutes Brisbane via Alice Springs 4 hours 30 minutes Perth direct flight 2 hours 30 minutes Sightseeing
Ayers Rock Sunrise & Base Tour. Departs 75 mins prior to sunrise
This tour starts prior to dawn, when you are collected from your hotel, and travels into the Uluru National Park to the viewing area so that you can see the day break over the eastern end of Ayers Rock. Walking tour of Mututjulu Waterhole where you can view Aboriginal art, and you can learn about their culture. We recommend a jacket in the winter months as the desert can be cold at dawn.
Olgas – Valley of Winds Tour.
A must for anyone who is an avid photographer. This tour travels to the Olgas, a series of 36 domes. Named Kata Tjuta, or ‘many heads’, by the Aboriginal people, a guided walk is taken through one of the canyons, returning to a base camp to see sun set over the Olgas.
Sound of Silence Dinner
The tour features seeing the sun set over Ayers rock followed by a silver service buffet dinner served in the desert. At the
conclusion of dinner an excellent talk on the night sky is given. See all the galaxies and learn the legends of the night sky.
This tour has been an award winning tourist product.