Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Alice Springs and Surrounds
Discover Alice Springs and Surrounds' local spirit and history
The centrepoint of the Northern Territory is Alice Springs, a lively outback town that shelters within the arms of the MacDonnell Ranges and the sacred lands of its traditional owners. Visitors with a sense of adventure and a nose for discovering the new will be in paradise, as the parks and landscape surrounding Alice Springs are teeming with scenic hikes, art trails and mountain biking tracks.
Alice Springs is a common starting point for a trip to the iconic Uluru-Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock) National Park and Kings Canyon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s just down the road – expect a six-hour drive from Alice Springs to reach this impressive site.
The opportunity to marvel at Uluru shouldn’t be your only reason for visiting town, and there’s a lot to do in Alice after your visit to the massive sandstone monolith. You can see Albert Namatjira’s gallery, place a bet on the annual Camel Cup, or visit the Telegraph museum and much more.
Fancy seeing more of the outdoors? Head to the East or West MacDonnell Ranges. Hiking opportunities are endless throughout the ranges and include the Larapinta Trail, a 223-kilometre path that takes in the entire park. Also within the Ranges are Simpsons Gap, Ellery Creek Big Hole (tip: bring a packed picnic along to enjoy at this stunning geological site), and Ormiston Gorge and Pound.
Perhaps you might even opt to see Alice and the Ranges from above – in a hot air balloon, that is. Clamber into a balloon basket before dawn to float silently over gorges, waterholes and craggy outcrops. Another air-borne option is to book a scenic flight.
To Alice Springs and Surrounds like the region deserves, we suggest making the most of your trip by planning ahead and scheduling a few guided tours, where you can learn directly from the locals. And why not stay on an outback station to experience some real bush living? Other accommodation alternatives cover luxury resorts, budget stays and camping grounds.
View the Beautiful Accommodation collection of stays in Alice Springs and Surrounds, or look through our range of Northern Territory accommodation.