City Guide Alice Springs, Australia

Visiting Alice Springs

While a small town in the middle of nowhere might not sound all that appealing, the reality is that Alice Springs is a fascinating destination which attracts hundreds of thousands from all over the world every year. Once you get there, you’ll see why!

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Alice Springs City Reviews

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    Alice Springs

    Not a great deal to do in Alice Springs compared to a lot of cities if atmosphere and activities are what you're looking for. However there were some nice restaurants and walks to do around the locality.

    Insider Tip:Would especially recommend the Anzac hill lookout at sunset which gives a great view of the town and the hills surrounding.

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    A special little city

    Alice Springs is one of those city's where your first expectations are low. I mean, let's be honest, there is nothing to do there haha! But after a while you kinda get attached to the place and you can get stuck there. If you're planning to go to Alice Springs to go shopping and party 24/7 you're in the wrong place. Are you planning to find a job and stick around for a bit, you're good!

    Insider Tip:Grab some beers at Annie's Bar, check out the art galleries and climb on Anzac Hill to see the sunset :)

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    Gateway to the outback

    Everything here is not really backpackers friendly. Which means that there is hard to find something for the price for backpacker. If you wish to come here you might want to have spare or extra budget, compare to other places in Australia. But it is so worth to come here (and Uluru). It's not the place for you to party or shopping. It's all about nature and culture here.

    Insider Tip:Try to join the camping tour to the Uluru instead of one day tour coz the experience is gonna be different. Trip to the red centre require extra budget.

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    Friendly town with great weather

    The weather was fantastic. 28 degree days in the middle of Winter. I went on The Rock Tour 3 day camping trip to see Ayers Rock which was the best thing I have done in Australia.

    Insider Tip:Book your tour to Ayers Rock when you arrive in Alice Springs. You will get a better deal

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    Alice Springs (Good and Bad)

    Alice Springs is more or less a waste station between you and the outback, like Uluru or the rest of the Northern Territory. I have no issues with anyone that doesn't have issues with me. With that being said, the aboriginal people in some areas of Alice Springs will keep to themselves and leave you be... but also, in some area, they will not. An aboriginal woman that I thought was just being nice, came to shake my hand and would not let go until I gave her money... and this was a big woman.

    Insider Tip:Stick to the populated areas, do not cut through parks or wooded areas to get somewhere quicker especially at night. Stay on the paths and don't stare at the aboriginals that are nursing a hangover on the sidewalks...

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