About Alice Springs
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.
No matter what time of year you visit Alice Springs, you are a sure to remember it forever!
Central Australia is a semi arid environment and experiences all four of Australia’s seasons – summer, autumn, winter and spring. Central Australia’s climate is one of clear blue skies through most of the year, infrequent rain and an average of 9 hours of sunshine all day. This is a typical weather pattern of a desert region which has low erratic rainfall, long hot summers and short, sunny winters with frosty mornings.
Summer (December – February) has hot days and nights
Autumn (March – May) has warm days and nights, cooling down after summer
Winter (June – August) has cool sunny days with cold nights
Springs (September – November) has warm days and nights
What to Wear
Most of the year casual clothing is best – cool, light, comfortable clothing in summer. During Autumn and Spring evenings, a light jacket may be required. During winter, warm sensible clothing is recommended, especially in the evenings, as the nights are cold and crisp.
Plan An Event
Before- Potentially lacking on things to do to make a comprehensive incentive programme. After- Lots of options, everyone is so passionate about what they do that delegates can’t help but go away feeling refreshed and inspired
Events Project Manager | Dinamics
Before- I was completely unsure and had no understanding of what was on offer. I had never been to Alice Springs. After- Loved it. So many options, I am very impressed
Before – A little negative. I thought it might not be worth the distance to travel to, nor the expense. After – I was blown away. It became clear very quickly that Alice Springs has SO much to offer and is a unique destination for events.
Eden Conference Manager Conference Logistics
The team at the Alice Springs Convention Centre are world class, and are some of the most impressive event staff I’ve had the privilege to work with, they really did make magic happen … and made it look effortless along the way. Feedback from our delegates has indicated that this has been the most successful conference event in our organisation’s 20 year history … I am already being asked, “when can we go back?”
National Events and Sponsorship Manager
Family Business Australia