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About Alice Springs
If you’re planning or thinking of planning an adventure to the land down under and want to experience the true Aussie outback, you couldn’t pick a purer location. Halfway between Darwin and Adelaide, you’ll find Alice Springs located right in the heart of Australia (aka the Red Centre). Immersed in culture and history dating back to the 1800’s Alice Springs is sure to be a memorable and unique experience for any backpacker.
When it comes to accommodation in Alice Springs we’re sure you’ll be able to find an Alice Spring hostel that’s suitable for your needs. You’ll have the choice between private or dorm rooms, for a more social experience, not to mention great entertainment areas such as pools and barbeques to soak up the Aussie sun with your new hostel mates.
If you love movies (come on, who doesn’t?!) AND the outdoors, well, we might just have the best thing since sliced bread for you… a hostel located within the grounds of a historic outdoor movie theatre, yip one of our hostels you’ll find offering (free!) outdoor screenings about Aboriginal culture. You’ll find accommodation located in the main accommodation centre of Alice Springs as well as other options closer towards the town centre.
Alice Springs is all about the outdoors. It's surrounded by the Ilparpa Swamp wildlife protected area, Emily and Jessie Gaps nature park, Joint geological/geophysical reserve, and West Macdonnell national park. There are also plenty of smaller parks within the city that are perfect for hanging out or having a BBQ. The Kangaroo Sanctuary is a great spot for anyone looking to learn about (and feed!) one of Australia's most iconic animals. For souvenirs, stop off at Yupu Napa Art Gallery to browse some contemporary indigenous art and other handcrafted works.
Alice Springs has a train station serviced by Great Southern Rail that runs between Darwin, Alice Springs, and Adelaide. Getting around Alice Springs is easily done by foot. There's also a network of bus services that can get you wherever you need to go. Travelling around outside of the town is best done by renting a car in order to have the most flexibility possible.