Enjoy exploring the wonders of the unique city of Alice Springs while based at the modern DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs which boasts stunning views of the majestic MacDonnell Mountain Ranges. Your spacious room will offer luxurious bedding, modern interiors and internet access as well as a late check-out. For those who enjoy being active the hotel provides a 24-hour fitness centre, two tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool which overlooks the lush garden landscape. Golfing-enthusiasts need not worry as there is an 18-hole golf course located just next door.
Imagine waking up to a sunrise view of Uluru, blazing red under a sunny Outback sky. Perched within an oasis of native gardens, the Desert Gardens Hotel’s 218 elegant guestrooms provide a relaxing retreat from a day of adventure. Taking its name from the Pitjantjatjara word for desert quandong, Mangata Bistro & Bar serves a delicious buffet breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, a diverse range of light meals showcasing the finest Australian produce with highlights of native bush tucker flavours throughout. The contemporary indoor area flows seamlessly to an outdoor terrace, surrounded by the native greens of the iconic gardens of the hotel. Once you've satisfied the urges to explore the magic within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will find free guided walks through Desert Gardens Hotel's substantial and authentic native gardens just outside your hotel door. All of Ayers Rock Resort's luxuries and conveniences, including numerous lookouts, Red Ochre Spa and the shops, tour & information centre and cafés located at the Resort Town Square, are within easy walking distance or accessible via the free shuttle bus.
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Pyndan Camel Tracks was founded in 2000 by Marcus Williams, who has worked alongside camels for more than 40 years. He’d love you to meet his beautiful camels and get to know them during your small group tour exploring our peaceful outback serenity. Every camel is exceptionally well-trained by Marcus, and each has their own endearing individual personality. Whether riding at sunset, midday or early afternoon, the stunning backdrop of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges (in our backyard!) is always in view with its varied moods and changing colours. We can’t decide which aspect we like best! One thing is for certain: an Alice Springs camel ride is a must for the whole family (the kids will love it) or for that romantic outing, or memorable shared experience among friends.
Never has an early morning start been more rewarding. The silent morning air that encompasses the desert landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is filled with gasps and amazed ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaahhs’ as the first group to wander through the desert paths are met by four acres of flowing fibre optics lights. With the majestic Uluru in the background, begin to fall into silence as you take in what is truly an unforgettable and life-changing experience. These otherworldly spheres of light are internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s latest art installation, Field of Light, and his largest to date, with him and his team installing more than 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted glass spheres in a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru.
Enjoy Uluru (Ayers Rock) unlimited times throughout the 24 hours following first use between sunrise and sunset with the Uluru Hop-on Hop-off pass, plus one transfer to Kata Tjuta (Olgas). Uluru Hop On Hop Off has been providing first-class, personalised service to visitors from across the world for over 20 years. The Uluru Hop On Hop Off team have an enormous amount of local knowledge and have a friendly and flexible approach. Visit the Uluru Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, walk the base of Uluru, join a free ranger talk or take in an amazing Uluru sunrise or sunset.
Enjoy a magical sunrise at Uluru with a light breakfast, tea and coffee. In the morning light be led by your guide into the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Cruise around the full 12km base of Uluru. Uluru Segway Tours provide people a unique and fun new way to see Uluru. Gliding around Uluru on a Segway is hard to beat. Admire the geology and size of this icon. See ancient Aboriginal rock art and learn about Anangu (local Aboriginal) people. Learn about their way of life and their culture, the Tjurkurpa. Riding a Segway is exhilarating experience. Feel the open air and the wind blowing on your face as you smoothly and effortlessly glide around the magical Uluru. Experience one of Australia’s most incredible landscapes and ancient cultures in this fun new way.
If you’re planning a visit to Alice, you’ve probably already got the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens on your itinerary. If so, you’ll be pleased to know the team there also know how to serve up a good feed! Why not grab some lunch and get amongst the local flora! Be sure to walk up Anzac Hill for a stunning sunset picture over Alice Springs and the West MacDonnell Ranges as the back drop.
Location & how to get there
Alice Springs Airport (alicespringsairport.com.au) is served by Virgin Australia, Qantas and Air North with capital cities served mostly by daily flights. There are also connections to and from Ayers Rock airport as well as several regional airports, mostly within the NT.
The airport is a 15 minute drive to the centre of town. An airport shuttle meets all flights and serves all central hotels. Car hire is available direct from the airport and there are plentiful taxis available at the airport rank. Private transfers, while available are limited, especially at peak times. Alice Springs can also be reached by The Ghan, from either Darwin or Adelaide. The train station is a short walk from the town centre and a shuttle service, as well as taxis serve all arrivals/departures.
Driving to Alice Springs is scenic from whichever direction you arrive, with the trip from Darwin or Adelaide being one of the most iconic road trips in Australia. Various turn offs along the Stuart Highway lead to points along the East Coast on (mostly) sealed roads. For the adventurous and those that seek true solitude the 1126km unsealed Great Central Road, which links Yalara to Laverton in Central Australia will give you an outback experience like no other.
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