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3 Days in Alice Springs: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

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You've landed bang in the bull's-eye of the enormous continent of Australia. Yep, you're in Alice Springs. So what'll it be? Museums? Wildlife? Ballooning? May we suggest all of the above in this tailored 3-day itinerary?

Day 1: Getting to know Alice Springs

One of the easiest ways to acquaint yourself with a new city is to take a nifty tour of the highlights, and a half-day bus tour will do just that. In Alice Springs, highlights include spectacular views of the West MacDonnell ranges, the School of the Air, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and that famous outback landscape. Once you've got the lay of the land, get independent and spend the afternoon on a hop-on hop-off bus tour so you can go back and check out the places that caught your interest.

Day 2: Rock it

No visit to Alice Springs would be complete without a trip to the famous natural wonder of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Set aside a whole day to really get to know the awe-inspiring ancient spirit and wonder of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. With a one-day tour you can take time to follow mysterious walking trails and see the mighty Rock at sunset. Complete your outback experience with a sunset buffet dinner.

Day 3: Balloons and bikes

Start your final day up in the sky on a sunrise ballooning adventure. You'll watch your hot air balloon inflate in the pre-dawn light before you're cloud-bound for sunrise. Drift over the charismatic, barren landscape and spot wildlife from the air, before slowly coming back to earth - for a light champagne breakfast, of course.

Alice Springs can have some pretty rugged scenery, so why not roll with it and spend your last afternoon ripping up the dust on a quad bike? Just outside of Alice Springs you'll find Undoolya Station, the oldest working cattle station in the Northern Territory. Here you can jump on a quad bike and be guided across the station over bush tracks, dry riverbeds and alongside mountain ranges. Wild, huh?!

Tours & Tickets

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3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the ancient landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on a three-day tour from Alice Springs. You'll see the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $690.63

Uluru (Ayers Rock) and The Olgas Tour Including Sunset Dinner from Alice Springs

4.5 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

Get the full Ayers Rock experience on this day trip from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. World Heritage-listed Uluru, the large sandstone ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 18 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.65

4-Day 4WD Camping Tour: Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Spend your days hiking, swimming and exploring, and sleep under the southern stars on a four-day Australian outback camping tour. Traveling by off-road 4WD ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $755.37

Overnight Uluru (Ayers Rock) Small-Group Camping Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, and sleep under the stars on this two-day outback bush camping tour, ideal if your ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $259.78

Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner

Journey into the heart of Central Australia with two expert guides to experience the wonders of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta National Park, sacred sites ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 18 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.85

3-Day 4WD Tour from Alice Springs: Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience Uluru (the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock) and the Australian outback like a seasoned swagman on a three-day 4WD tour from Alice Springs. Sleep ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $515.57

Sunrise Ballooning in Alice Springs

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Float above the Outback desert on this exciting hot air balloon adventure! Rise before dawn and watch your balloon inflate in the early rays of daybreak, ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $212.82

West MacDonnell Ranges Day Trip from Alice Springs

Explore the West MacDonnell Ranges on a day trip from Alice Springs and visit sites including Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge, Glen ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.13

Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

At the very heart of Australia lies the historic town of Alice Springs - the pioneering gateway to a mysterious land of natural monuments, colorful outback ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $75.94

Palm Valley 4WD Tour from Alice Springs

Explore the Palm Valley area on a full-day tour from Alice Springs, and take an off-road excursion to see rock pools and rugged outback landscapes by 4WD. The ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.10

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