The city of Alice Springs is famous the world over for its incredible natural landscapes, with its iconic red sands. Visitors travel from all over the world to trek in the West MacDonnell Ranges and explore the natural wonders of the outback. However, Alice Springs is also a city of arts, with numerous galleries and museums showcasing local and international talent, not to mention a fascinating spot to explore Australia's Aboriginal culture in its original setting.
Despite its remote location, Alice Springs attracts thousands of visitors every year, meaning there are some great options for accommodation. Serviced apartment can offer the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas. Whether you are one person looking for a studio space, or a family seeking a luxury apartment, these short-term lets offer all the benefits of traditional accommodation, such as room cleaning and reception services, whilst also giving you a higher level of privacy and the convenience of kitchen facilities. The Squa.re offer a range of the best properties available in Alice Springs, to suit the needs and budget of any trip.
Alice Springs is a place for those looking to explore nature. Despite its remoteness, the regions iconic red sands and mountain ranges draw in visitors from all over the world. It is also highly regarded for the richness of its aboriginal heritage, with many examples of ancient art within easy reach of the town.
There are numerous tour operators in the town, arranging trips that can be anything from an afternoon of off-road jeep driving, to multi-day hikes and camping. Helicopter rides are also extremely popular, as visitors take the chance to see the unique and contrasting landscapes of the region. However, many of the natural wonders can be explore reasonably easily, with a short journey from Alice Springs town centre.
Of course, the town itself is the ideal place to take some respite from adventuring, with its myriad of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as numerous museums and galleries. So whether you are planning an adventurous trip, or prefer more of a relaxed cultural excursion, Alice Springs offers and unforgettable experience that cannot be found anywhere else.
Alice Springs has an abundance of great places to eat, with many of the most popular places being located on or around Hartley street. There are several upmarket places to choose from, such as Epilogue Lounge, The Watertank Cafe and Bojangles, as well as more relaxed places to grab a bite, like the ever-popular Overlanders Steakhouse or Loco Burrito.
Alice Springs is a self-sufficient city and therefore has plenty of places to shop. The Yeperenye Shopping Centre on Hartley Street is the place to go if you are looking for fashion brands, homeware and other retail goods under one roof, whilst nearby Alice Plaza also hosts a great range of both independent shops and global chains.
Alice Springs’ biggest attraction is undoubtedly its striking landscape. Alice Springs Desert Park is a popular attraction which showcases some of the best vistas and wildlife, whilst also being easily accessible from the city. For those a little more adventurous, Trek Larapinta offer multi-day excursions to the red mountains that dominate the skyline just outside of the urban area.
Alice Springs is reasonably well connected to the larger urban areas in the region by its overground rail station, which has several services per day running to Adelaide. However, for getting around the city centre, visitors are limited to using the bus - which does provide a comprehensive service to all the major parts of the city, as well as several dedicated services out towards the natural landmarks.
Alice Springs has a growing economy that is largely based around tourism and agriculture. Whilst the Northern Territory Government is the biggest employer in the area, there are several major tour companies operating locally, including Territory Discoveries, AAT Kings amd APT, as well as several smaller operators, such as Emu Run Tours, Anganu Waai! tours, Alice Wanderer and Wayoutback Desert Safaris.
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