Almost precisely in the geographical centre of Australia and located in the heart of the Red Centre, Alice Springs is a vibrant modern town with a thriving population of 28,000 people. Made famous by the Neville Shute 1950's novel 'A Town Like Alice', Alice Springs is an iconic travel destination - an Australian 'must do'!
The original Alice Springs is a waterhole located 3km north of the present city and named after Alice Todd - wife of the Superintendent of Post and Telegraph, Sir Charles Todd. Located at the historic Telegraph Station, it is now a beautifully restored memorial dedicated to the pioneering spirit of the men who built the overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin.
Since their arrival, Alice Springs has evolved into a modern Outback Town, with all the creature comforts of a capital city. Alice Springs has everything you require, with international standard accommodation at all levels. There are plenty of shops, from air-conditioned plazas to unique boutiques. Restaurants vary from fast food chains to five star dining.
This area of Australia is part of the territory of the Arrernte people and is known by the local names of Arrende, Yeperenye, or Mparntwe - and is connected with the caterpillar dreaming. The aboriginal presence in Alice Springs is strong. Their 40,000 year old culture and spiritual connection to this region echoes in every rock and landmark. They preserve the timeless art, songs and rituals that connect humankind with Australia's legendary creation and pre history - The Dreamtime.