Destination – Alice Springs in Central Australia, Northern Territory
Aurora Alice Springs can be found in Central Australia, the heart of the Northern Territory. Alice Springs is surrounded by National Parks, protected areas and reserves. Situated just off of the town’s main street, our hotel is close to retail shopping, cafes, restaurants and pubs with live music.
Alice Springs can be reached by either plane, train or car. Adelaide and Darwin are the two closest Capital Cities to Alice Springs, both are situated just over 1500kms away.
There are direct flights daily from most capital cities in Australia. The airport shuttle is operated through Alice Wanderer, providing pick-up and drop-off between the airport and city centre for all scheduled flights.
Catch the famous Ghan Railway, travelling between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin twice a week. The Ghan Railway provides travellers with stunning views of stunning Australian landscape.
Our self-drive travellers will appreciate our central location when staying at Aurora Alice Springs. Located just back from the main street, you will be close to local amenities, as well as a short walk to a range of tour companies, ANZAC Hill and other local attractions.
Alice Springs and its surroundings are well known for its natural scenery and wildlife. West MacDonnell Ranges National Park is open all year round, famous for its Ochre Pits and Simpson Gap, the park hosts a variety of plants and animals not found anywhere else. Fink Gorge National Park also provides a number of walking and 4WD trails spanning across 46,000 square kilometres, with Palm Valley its main attraction.
Consider a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park home to iconic Uluru, considered to be the spiritual heart of Australia. Located 462 kilometres South-West of Alice Springs, Uluru provides tourist with stunning outback scenery. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is accessible by car on sealed or unsealed roads, with multiple tour operators running daily trips from Alice Springs.
Alice Springs is rich in wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, thorny devil’s and frill neck lizards. Visit the Alice Springs Reptile Centre to see the collection of deadly snakes, Terry the saltwater crocodile and so much more.
Araluen Cultural Precinct is the hub of indigenous culture in Alice Springs with the centre itself showcasing traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art. There are a number of centres within the precinct providing talks and guided tours for those wishing to learn more.
Local attractions, nearby landmarks, activities & highlights:
- Olive Pink Botanic Garden
- Alice Springs Desert Park
- Araluen Cultural Precinct
- Adelaide House Museum
- Old Ghan Heritage Railway and Museum
- Alice Springs Reptile Park
- ANZAC Hill Lookout & Park
- Todd Mall Shopping, Dining & Market Precincts
- Mall Medical Centre
- Todd River
- Alice Springs Golf Club
- Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Bike & Quad Bike Tours
- Larapinta Walking Trail
- Regional Events, such as The Alice Springs BBQ Ball, Alice Springs Cup Carnival, Alice Springs Beanie Festival and the Camel Cup