A photo holds on to a single moment in time, forever. So while you’re in Alice Springs make sure you visit these Instagram worthy dining options to capture beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.
To begin, opt for an immersive experience in the outback at Earth Sanctuary’s dinner and show. Here you’ll have a chance to enjoy a glass of bubbly and a three-course barbecue meal under the stars. Learn about astronomy, ecology and Aboriginal culture. As the sun goes down, watch the sky turn to pink and purple hues as the night stars begin to sparkle above you.
Now if you’re searching for the perfect flat lay or an ‘on the table’ shot then stop by Saltbush which perfectly presents contemporary Australian produce and Australian bush food. The decor is neutral with a warm atmosphere, and you can opt for a private dining alcove for a more intimate experience. On the menu, you’ll find baked whole Northern Territory baby barramundi and crusted lamb rack to name a couple of the delicious options. The hardest part will stopping the party from devouring the delicious food in front of you, as you try to focus on getting the shot!
Hanuman brings an alternative twist to the desert landscape with a fusion of Thai, Indian and Nonya cuisine. The restaurant sources fresh and authentic ingredients served up elegantly, with the likes of Nonya Satay chicken marinated with lemongrass or Pad Thai noodles tossed with prawns, egg, peanut and sharp tasting tamarind on the menu. To accompany you’ll find an extensive wine list bringing Australian, French and Italian labels directly to your table.
For an alternative sunset experience, the Mbantua dinner by the campfire tour creates an incredible outdoor dining experience. With transport taking you along the West MacDonnell Ranges, dinner is served in a bush oven with the scent of Mulga wood absorbing through the meal, filling it with an earthy aroma. This three-course meal will bring bush food directly to your plate, learn to cook it and discover how the Aboriginal people prepare their produce. Above you watch the incredible Milky Way shine down as the echoes of the desert animals begin to come to life.
Finally, for a casual yet photogenic experience, enjoy a sunset drink at Alice Springs Golf Club at Range View Restaurant. This is more of a family style restaurant with a view over the ranges, bringing contemporary Australian cuisine for you to explore. Enjoy the view spanning out across the golf course providing an excellent vantage point for the sunset, and indeed an Insta-worthy shot. For another casual experience, Epilogue Lounge brings a hip vibe and live music, set yourself up on the rooftop and watch the sky change colours as the sun begins to set.
Make the most of your time in Alice Springs with these Instagram worthy venues and explore the different cuisines available. Whether it’s dining under the stars or overlooking the ranges, you’ll be sure to capture the shot and create memories worth holding on to forever.