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Visit Alice Springs


We recommend visitors spend a minimum of two nights in Alice Springs to fully experience Parrtjima by night across the two precincts, and then explore the breathtaking surrounding areas by day.

The Red Centre

Your Parrtjima experience of a lifetime is found in the heart of Australia, in and around Alice Springs (or Mparntwe as it is known to the Arrertne people, the traditional owners of Alice Springs who host and help create Parrtjima.) Explore historic sites, see the work of local artists in Aboriginal art galleries, join a cultural event or activity, or try one of the many iconic nature and adventure activities on offer in the stunning desert landscape of Central Australia.

Getting There

Qantas, Virgin and Air North are the three major airlines that service Alice Springs regularly. Together they offer daily flight routes and connections to most capital cities. For those looking for a longer and more adventurous journey to Parrtjima, the Explorers Way from Adelaide to Darwin is an iconic journey literally through the centre of Australia that originated from the first overland telegraph in the 1860’s. Covering a similar journey but with service and style, The Ghan also travels to Alice Springs from both Adelaide and Darwin along one of the world’s most famous train routes.

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Our Travel Partners

Our local experts in Central Australia can assist you with tips, local information and everything you need to book before you visit Alice Springs (such as accommodation, transfers, hire cars and tours). They operate the Visitor Information Centre of Alice Springs right at the edge of the Todd Mall Parrtjima Precinct.

If you're looking to self-drive in Alice check out Thrifty for your all your hire car needs. With a wide range of quality cars, trucks and utes and local, knowledgeable staff Thrifty is known for it's 5 star customer service. Save 10% when you use the promo code NTLIGHTS when booking!

What to do when you get there

Our friends at Tourism NT have compiled a range of insider tips, tricks and suggestions for how to best experience Alice Springs. While there is enough amazing experiences in the Alice Springs region to last you half a lifetime, here are five of their best suggestions to make your journey to Parrtjima one that you never forget:

Download this three day itinerary as a great way to start planning your days, while filling your nights with the amazing stories, lights, culture and entertainment that you will experience at Parrtjima.