Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia.

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24 hours in Alice Springs

This handy itinerary will help you make the most of your 24 hours in Alice Springs.

Discover what the locals love about this bustling town and get up close and personal with local wildlife, visit historic landmarks, get acquainted with the thriving café culture and immerse yourself in the traditional and contemporary local Aboriginal art.

  • Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia.
  • International Gaps Photoshoot 2014
  • Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia.

    Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia. 5/4/2019. Images courtesy Parrtjima / NTMEC. Artist: James Horan

  • International Gaps Photoshoot 2014

    International Gaps Photoshoot 2014. Copyright: Shaana McNaught 2012

  • Couple enjoy a cool down on a day trip to Ellery Big Hole, West MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs region. Copyright: © Peter Eve

3 Days in Alice Springs

Alice Springs is your basecamp to adventure. Less than 3.5hrs flight from most capital cities in Australia, it is also easily reachable by road or by the legendary Ghan train. This three-day itinerary will introduce you to the vibrant and modern city set against the backdrop of the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges. You’ll be drawn into the rich history of the town, and the ancient and prominent Aboriginal art and culture.

  • Sunset view over Alice Springs from Anzac Hill.
  • Relaxing by the Hotel swimming pool
  • Sunset view over Alice Springs from Anzac Hill.

    Sunset view over Alice Springs from Anzac Hill. Copyright: Paul and Debra Hoyt/Tourism NT

  • Relaxing by the Hotel swimming pool

    Relaxing by the Hotel swimming pool. Copyright: © Peter Eve

7 Days in Alice Springs

Be amazed and discover the beauty of the desert landscape. This seven-day itinerary will take you on a journey through the surrounds of Alice Springs where you’ll come up close with local wildlife, visit historic landmarks and waterholes, and see the Red Centre from a bird’s eye view.

You’ll be introduced to Aboriginal desert art traditions and its famous artists, as well as unique bush food experiences and modern culinary delights. Discover the beauty of the MacDonnell Ranges and learn that the desert landscape is anything but barren.

  • Ballooning the outback, Alice Springs
  • Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia.
  • Amphitheatre, Palm Valley, Central Australia
  • Ballooning the outback, Alice Springs

    Ballooning the outback, Alice Springs. Copyright: Matty Pyle/Tourism NT

  • Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia.

    Parrtjima festival, Alice Springs, Australia. Artist: James Horan 5/4/2019. Images courtesy Parrtjima / NTMEC

  • Amphitheatre, Palm Valley, Central Australia

    Amphitheatre, Palm Valley, Central Australia. Copyright: Steve Strike/Tourism NT

EXPLORE ALICE SPRINGS WITH THRIFTY CAR RENTAL

If you’re visiting Alice Springs for the spectacular Parrtjima festival in light, why not get out and explore all that Alice Springs and surrounds has to offer?

To celebrate Parrtjima, Thrifty Car Rental are offering 12% off the rate of the day!

Book your vehicle by visiting www.thrifty.com.au/specials/nt-lights, or give us a call on 08 8952 9999 and quote promo code NTLIGHTS. 

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