Top Alice Springs tour ideas for families

Camel rides in Alice Springs

Take the whole family on an adventure and explore the stunning sites of Alice Springs. Here you’ll be able to find a choice of experiences that will satisfy every member of the family, no matter how young or old.

Make the most of a 4WD adventure into the desert, ride a camel across the land or float away in a hot air balloon; taking in the panoramic vista across the sunburnt land.

If hiking is the kind of bonding time you’re searching for, look to the Larapinta Trail where you’ll find many trail packages or adventure tours perfect for adults and kids. Tucked into the West MacDonnell Ranges, here you’ll find 600 species of rare plants along with campsites available for an extended stay. Otherwise, take a 4WD tour from Alice Springs to Palm Valley and experience the incredible scenery surrounding the town.

A must-visit would have to be Uluru (Ayers Rock), with many tours connecting from Alice Springs directly. Visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and as a family learn about Aboriginal history, culture, lifestyle and beliefs. Stay until sunset to watch the sky light up with colour; an incredible visual experience.

Of course, you couldn’t take a trip to the desert without experiencing the camels! The Frontier Camel Farm brings a choice of safaris, camel rides and a museum to explore. For the total experience take the Date Gardens tour which includes breakfast and dinner.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary is a great place to enjoy a sunset tour, with a baby kangaroo rescue centre onsite too. Or why not learn more about reptiles at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where kids can handle pythons and feed lizards?

Whether you’re just passing through Alice Springs or staying for a while, there’s something for everyone. From outdoor adventures to learning about the culture or spending time at the many precincts and sanctuaries, Alice Springs brings a choice of tours and exciting experiences, perfect for the whole family.