Alice Springs
Australia
By Christopher Feddersen

Alice Springs is one of the most remote cities in the world. Deep in the “Red Center” of Australia, Alice Springs has been a sacred area for Aboriginal culture for thousands of years. Today, it also attracts rugged outback adventurers and wanderers of all types. Find your own wanderlust, walkabout or adventure in Alice Springs, Australia.

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Like any modern city Alice Springs offers all of the amenities that you would expect from home. There are shopping centers, pizzerias and car rentals. But, you will notice that the residents of Alice Springs maintain a quirky, rugged character all their own. For example, every year residents participate in a boat regatta named the Henley-on-Todd. But, since the Todd River can run dry for years at a time, regatta participants must run their boats by foot through the riverbed.

When in Alice Springs, WhatsCheaper.com recommends beginning your visit with a stop at Ayer’s Rock, or Uluru, as it is known by its Aboriginal name. Plan to spend at least one sunset and one sunrise to take in the full majesty of this remarkably beautiful geologic feature. After snapping amazing photographs and toasting to the accomplishment of being at Uluru, take a stroll around it, noting the rock art, to understand why it has been sacred to people since the dawn of humankind. To learn more, WhatsCheaper.com recommends a visit to the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Crafts Cooperative. Here you will learn about the Aboriginal dream world of Tjukurpa, how to play a didgeridoo, how to make a boomerang and you will be able to talk with Aboriginal artists as they work.

Outdoor adventurers will feel at home in Alice Springs. Beginning with the easiest hiking trails to the most arduous; WhatsCheaper.com suggests Alice Springs Desert Park, Kings Canyon and the Larapinta Trail. At Alice Springs Desert Park - just ten minutes drive from the center of Alice Springs - the family can enjoy easy walking trails through desert habitats and learn how the area is by no means barren, but abounding in life. In Kings Canyon, a moderate-to-difficult hiking experience, you can enjoy the grandeur of the Central Australian mountain ranges on rocky hiking trails that can take from a few hours to a full-day to complete. For the fit and adventurous, there is the Larapinta Trail, a 140-mile trek westward through a geologically magnificent landscape passing through West MacDonnell National Park and ending at Mt. Sonder.

Whether hiking or walking around Alice Springs, look for animals such as wild camels, horned lizards and, of course, kangaroos. 
For another way to get a sense of the vast distances of Central Australia, WhatsCheaper.com suggests visiting the School of the Air which provides education to children living in the vast wilderness of the outback and to the visitors centre of the Royal Flying Doctor Service which provides medical care to people in an area of nearly a million square miles.

In Alice Springs you will see not only what makes this city so unique, but how it has shaped the eccentric character of its residents. To experience this remarkable city for yourself, click on the links above to plan your trip to Alice Springs with WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN Alice Springs LIST:

  • 1. Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
  • 2. Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas)
  • 3. Kata-Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • 4. Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre
  • 5. Alice Springs Desert Park
  • 6. Sounds of Starlight Theatre
  • 7. Bojangles Saloon and Dining Room
  • 8. School of the Air
  • 9. Camel Farms
  • 10. Stuart Town Gaol

Alice Springs EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Central Australian Expo - March
  • 2. Bangtail Muster parade - May
  • 3. Country Music Festival - June
  • 4. Finke Desert Race - June
  • 5. Lions Camel Cup Camel Race - July
  • 6. Alice Springs Rodeo - August
  • 7. Australia's Festival of the Desert - September
  • 8. Henley-on-Todd dry riverbed boat regatta - September
  • 9. Alice Prize Arts Festival - November
  • 10. Corkwood local handicrafts, Music and Food Festival - November

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DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
82 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 0870, Australia
By Danielle Dahlkoetter

Your stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Alice Springs will start with a little touch of home- a chocolate chip cookie and bright smile will greet you at check in at 3 p.m., baggage storage is available if you find yourself arriving earlier in the day. The DoubleTree’s favorable location is only a 15-minute drive from the Alice Spring Airport, and a shuttle is offered for a fee. Downtown Alice Springs is within walking distance from the hotel and offers the Alice Springs Convention Center, Lasseter's Casino, Sounds of Starlight Theatre, as well as the Alice Springs Golf Club which neighbors the hotel. There are also natural attractions in the Aussie Outback of Alice Springs, including the vibrate MacDonnell Mountains, the picturesque Simpsons Gap, and Anzac Hill that overlooks the city. All of these natural wonders offer fun recreational opportunities and potentially lucky glimpses of Australian wildlife, such as a black-footed rock-wallaby.

The DoubleTree presents guests’ with several room accommodations between various grades of suites and guest rooms. There are two options for guest rooms, double and king, which refer to the bed sizes. Both double and king guest rooms offer Wi-Fi Internet access in the room, HDTV, minibar, and balconies that either look out onto landscaped gardens or provide a view of the MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. There are three levels of suites, the double junior suite, the king junior suite, and the king premier suite, all of which present a mountain view.

The DoubleTree provides services for both the business and leisure traveler.  The business center offers basic necessities as well as other secretarial services. For holiday travelers, DoubleTree provides bicycle rental, sight seeing tours, tennis courts, foreign currency exchange, and an impressive outdoor heated pool.

The hotel’s strikingly beautiful architecture is an impressive sight among the desert mountain landscape. The warm hospitality and convenient location are beckoning you to the land down under.  Click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to find book your stay today with WhatsCheaper.com!

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Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis
10 Gap Road, Alice Springs, Australia
By Aidan Ryan

The beautiful weather alone would be reason enough to visit Australia, but the Ibis Alice Springs hotel offers so much more than that.  Fifteen kilometers away from the airport, you’ll find a hotel that excels in comfort and relaxation. Ibis Alice Springs also practices sustainable development, so you can feel as though you are making a difference in this eco-friendly environment.

A free continental breakfast and fifteen minutes of free Internet access are only a couple of things you can expect out of your stay at Ibis Alice Springs. With air-conditioned rooms that offer a TV, fridge and also a private ensuite, you’ll feel at home and comfortable. You’ll be worry free due to the fact that the hotel has parking, planned tourism excursions, and activities that they offer for children. Along with room service, Ibis Alice Springs offers a restaurant and terrace that serves authentic and contemporary Australian food. Not only does the hotel have a great fitness center, but if you are a sports fan, the hotel has a eighteen hole golf course among many other things, including bowling, tennis courts and squash courts.

Not only does the hotel bar overlook the two pools, but also they are perfectly placed amid amazing tropical gardens. Along with a sauna, a Jacuzzi, and a spa, your stay is sure to be a relaxing one. The Ibis Alice Springs hotel is also the best hotel to stay at if you want to explore the local attractions. Mere minutes away are the town centre, the Old Ghan train and Flynns Memorial, among other things.

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