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How to Spend 3 Days in Alice Springs

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How to Spend 3 Days in Alice Springs
You've landed bang in the bull's-eye of the enormous continent of Australia—the remote town of Alice Springs. Three days is plenty of time to get a feel for the remote atmosphere and also head out to explore the famed Uluru National Park. Here are a few ways to experience the very best of Alice Springs in 72 memorable hours.

Day 1: See the Town’s Sights
Spend your first day exploring attractions in Alice Springs with a half-day tour. Start at the old Telegraph Station, which used to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide, to get a glimpse into the town's early years; then visit the School of the Air to learn how students in remote locations across Central Australia get lessons via satellite. In the afternoon, head to Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and take in sweeping views of the West MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill. Lastly, join an evening tour of Alice Springs Desert Park, which allows you to see nocturnal wildlife at its most active.

Day 2: Admire Uluru
No visit to Alice Springs would be complete without a trip to see the natural wonders of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park—indeed the two famous rock formations at this UNESCO World Heritage Site are the very reason many people visit the area. Book a full day tour to really get to know this awe-inspiring park through guided nature walks, and be sure to visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to see Aboriginal art and learn about indigenous culture. No visit would be complete without watching the sunset over the mighty Uluru rock (also known as Ayers Rock), so plan to stay late; some full-day tours include sunset dinners, others include overnight camping accommodations. 

Day 3: Soak up the Scenery
Start your final day in the area with a sunrise ballooning adventure. You can watch your hot air balloon inflate in the pre-dawn light, then see the sunrise from the sky. As you drift over the rugged landscape, you’ll be able to spot local wildlife, including kangaroos, in the early morning light.

There’s plenty of rugged scenery near Alice Springs, and lots of adventurous ways to explore. At Undoolya Station (the oldest working cattle station in the Northern Territory) you can jump on a quad bike and take a guided ride over bush tracks and dry riverbeds to see the local mountain ranges. If you’re up for one last adventure, take a sunset camel ride through the desert, then head back to town to enjoy our final evening in Alice Springs’ many bars and restaurants.
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Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ DinnerDay Trips

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

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Travel from Alice Springs to World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to see Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Considered the spiritual of the Red Centre, these two sacred sites feature stunning scenery and significant cultural importance. Discover the highlights with your guides, who take you to Mutitjulu Waterhole, Mala walk and the Cultural Centre. Learn about local Aboriginal history and traditions during this all-inclusive tour. Includes a buffet breakfast, lunch, snacks and an Aussie barbecue during the sunset at Uluru.
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  • 18 hours
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  • 18 hours

Early Morning Ballooning in Alice SpringsHalf-day Tours

Early Morning Ballooning in Alice Springs

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Sometimes driving through a small part of the Australian Outback isn’t enough. See the desert from above on a morning hot-air balloon ride. This tour from Alice Springs gets you up in the air near dawn for a scenic ride. Spot wildlife, including the elusive Red Kangaroo, from above, take in views of the landscape, and enjoy sparkling wine afterward.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day TourFull-day Tours

Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

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Discover the legendary heart of Outback culture on this half-day highlights tour of Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn how residents have adapted to ultra-remote living at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and the School of the Air. Encounter fearsome desert creatures at the Alice Springs Reptile Park, and take in sweeping views of the West MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Alice Springs Camel TourNature and Wildlife

Alice Springs Camel Tour

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Enjoy an authentic desert adventure right in the heart of Australia, as you ride a camel close to Alice Springs. Mount up for a thrilling circuit along red sand tracks and forest trails; and spot wild kangaroos and wallabies from your unique vantage point. Finally, stop for a memorable photo against a dramatic backdrop of the Western MacDonell Ranges.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry and Tour TicketAttraction Tickets

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry and Tour Ticket

Save money and time spent waiting in line by pre-booking your admission to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs and the birth of the township. Your entrance ticket includes a roughly 30-minute guided tour that focuses on the history of the area, especially the setup of an underwater cable network to London.
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  • 1 hour

Skip the Line: Alice Springs School of the Air Guided Tour TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Alice Springs School of the Air Guided Tour Ticket

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Discover the educational innovations of the Alice Springs School of the Air on a guided tour that lasts about one hour. Learn how lessons are provided to students in remote locations across Central Australia, starting in 1951 with radio broadcasts, and now using internet technology. Watch a short film about the school’s history, and observe a live lesson as part of your visit.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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