The central location of Alice Springs acts as a great starting point to take a tour to explore the area. Choose your preferred travel style between camping, bushwalking, hot air ballooning, or camelback, and get set for the choice of adventures.
Starting with Indigenous tours, explore Australia’s rich history with Aboriginal cultural tours and stories of the Arrernte people, the traditional owners of Mpwante (Alice Springs). For a complete experience camp under the stars in the hinterland with an Aboriginal guide welcoming you into the local community and sharing their culture and customs.
For an adrenaline hit, take a helicopter joyride over the MacDonnell Ranges and explore the incredible desert landscape and rock formations from above. Down on land take a cycle tour, quad bike or trek across the terrain and visit the many waterfalls in close distance of Alice Springs.
For something unique to the desert, enjoy a tour on camelback, guiding you to the scenic Temple Bar Gap. Choose the best time of day to suit you, between morning, afternoon or sunset and experience first-hand local wildlife like wallabies, kangaroos and native birds. The Alice Springs Desert Park also provides a choice of tours to experience the incredible wildlife and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre gives you the chance to view reptiles in a more controlled environment – feed lizards and handle pythons.
Alice Springs is the perfect base to take a tour to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Here you’ll have a chance to explore Uluru (Ayers Rock), sacred sandstone that began forming around 550 million years ago and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) about 360 kilometres southwest made up of 36 red-rock formations. Depending on your trip duration, there are many tours to choose from ranging in lengths of time, with some longer journeys even taking you to Darwin.
While Alice Springs provides its very own entertainment, when you’re ready for something more, there are a variety of tours available departing directly out of town. Uncover the incredible scenery and natural sites surrounding and make the most of Australia’s stunning red landscape all with a local tour guide leading the way.