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Alice Springs
Travel Planning
Alice Springs

Alice Springs at a Glance

Remote and dusty, Alice Springs is a desert oasis and a gateway town for the Outback's wild sights. Visitors to Alice Springs will have first hand experience with the plants, animals and landscape of the bush and will come away with a deep appreciation for the diversity of the Aboriginal people who call Alice Springs home. 

The people of Alice Springs speak six unique languages and the town has the reputation of being an artists' hub. Discover Aboriginal art and culture as well as the art and culture of the people who've moved here from elsewhere. Expeditions into the Outback will lead you to rock formations and wild landscapes, the likes of which you've never seen. The plants, animals and landscape here can be treacherous, but the element of danger only adds to this place's allure. 

What to Expect
High Season
December - April
Low Season
May - November
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      Major Airports
      • Regional Airport Alice Springs Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All tourists need a visa to visit Australia with the exception of New Zealand nationals. Contact the Australian Consulate for more information. The U.S State Department website has information to help guide American citizens. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Alice Springs can be very hot and dry and wildfires occur. Be prepared for dust and strong sunlight. 

      Safety Concerns In the wilderness, avoid snakes and wear insect repellent. Speak with locals to learn about dangerous insects and animals and how to avoid them. It's also a good idea to avoid walking around Alice Springs at night. Take a taxi instead. 

      Health Concerns Ticks, snakes and mosquitoes spread diseases and infections. When spending time outdoors, protect yourself by wearing sturdy shoes and covering your skin. Check for ticks a few times a day if you are hiking. Get immediate medical attention if you receive a snake bite. For travel in remote areas, consider taking a wilderness first aid course. Whenever you are outdoors in a hot climate take steps to prevent heat-related problems by staying cool and well hydrated.