Alice Springs
Enter your dates to find available activities

Top attractions in Alice Springs

See all tours & things to do in Alice Springs

Top 5 things to see and do from Alice Springs

Are you making a stop in Alice Springs? Lucky you - this is one of the most remote parts of Australia, and all the better for it. You get to experience boundless nature and culture as you've most likely never seen it before. What are the essentials?

Ayers Rock

This huge, sacred rock is actually located 280 miles away from Alice Springs - but it's the nearest city. Make a day of it and see if you notice the rock's fabled color change.

Reptile Center

Now's your chance to get up close and personal with some snakes and lizards! Don't worry - there'll always be an expert supervising you.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

The best way to experience such vast desert? From the air, of course. And what better accompaniment than a glass of bubbly, compliments of your tour organizer?

School of the Air

Due to its remote location, Alice Springs is renowned for its School of the Air, making education accessible to farming and Aboriginal communities.

Palm Valley Safari

Ride in a jeep and follow the horizon from Alice Springs to Hermannsburg, an Aboriginal community. Your destination is Finke Gorge National Park and its Palm Valley.

Planning Your Alice Springs Visit

Are there any particular rules for wildlife areas?

Pets are generally not allowed. Please also exercise common sense and respect for the environment and community - don't drop litter!

What should I wear?

Temperatures in this part of the world can soar to 100 degrees and bushfires are not uncommon in the summer (December, January, February). Therefore, you should take the heat seriously - wear cool cotton, lather up plenty of sunscreen, bring a hat, and stay hydrated.

Good to know

  • Language
  • Currency
    AUD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+09:30)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    Alice Springs can get very hot, so try to visit in April when the temperatures are bearable and tourist season is only just starting.

Things to Do in Alice Springs

Top Attractions in Alice Springs

Cities in Australia

Other Sightseeing Options in Alice Springs

Want to discover all there is to do in Alice Springs? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Alice Springs

A must do experience that makes the most of limited time in Alice.

Brilliant tour that covered the main points of interest. All entry fees pre-organised, so able to arrive and enter without hassle. Talks at School of the Air, Flying Doctor Service and Reptile Park second to none. Telegraph Station fascinating and Anzac Memorial a good place to see Alice and experience sunset. Coach driver excellent.

A Town Like Alice: Half-Day Tour of Alice Springs Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/29/2018

Exceeded expectations Professionalism provided sense of security.

The experience exceeded all expectations. Staff had relaxed manner but their high level of professionalism left the whole party comfortable and secure. The camaraderie of the group was re-enforced by the lovely breakfast, quality champagne, and jovial staff. Thanks to the blokes!

Alice Springs: Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Reviewed by Elizabeth, 07/03/2013

A wonderful once in a lifetime experience !

One of the best things I’ve ever done. A lone traveller lady at 68 it’s been a bucket list thing for years. The guys were fabulous, so helpful, fun and full of enthusiasm. Really worth getting up at 03.45 for. All of it. Champers as well !! What more could you ask.

Absolutely fantastic! Very nice tour through beautiful landscapes.

I had Chris as a lovely tour guide. The landscapes in the East MacDonnell Ranges differ from those in West MacDonnell Ranges and both are amazing. I learned a lot about the aboriginal culture and the nature - fauna and animals. Thank you for this experience.

Fantastic, unforgettable experience, I recommend it for everybody!

Very well organized, from the hotel pick up to the final celebration with bubble wine and both sweet and savoury snacks. The flight was perfect, thanks to our very experienced pilot and supporting team, the breathtaking views and the sunrise. Thank you!

Alice Springs: Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight Reviewed by Manuela, 12/28/2017