Overnight Darwin - Alice Springs
2 Day Alice Springs - Adelaide
3 Days Darwin to Alice Springs
5 Day Darwin to Alice Springs
5 Day Alice Springs to Darwin
6 Day Alice Springs to Adelaide
6 Day Adelaide to Alice Springs
6 Day Darwin - Uluru Tour
9 Day Darwin - Alice Springs
8 Day Adelaide to Alice Tour
10 Day Kakadu to Uluru Tour
OUR ALICE SPRINGS TOURS
At Lostinaustralia.com.au we offer travellers a great selection of tours to and from Alice Springs that have been hand chosen due to their excellency in showing visitors the greatness of Central Australia. All tours offer travellers a great experience and a unique insight to Alice Springs and the surrounding areas.
All tours to and from Alice Springs offer travellers a wide range of activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, 4wding and exploring. Whilst also putting a large priority on teaching visitors about our Aboriginal culture, wildlife and natural environment. For travellers who are looking for a an experience and to learn about our great country, these Alice Springs tours will take you on an adventure you wont forget!
All Alice springs tours mentioned in this website are locally operated companies who provide small group adventures consisting 9 - 21 people. They are Australian owned and have great reputations.
Alice Springs Info
Possibly the most isolated town in all of Australia, Alice springs is located smack bang right in the middle of Australia! Surrounded by desert and harsh landscapes, Alice Springs is famous for its neighbour Ayers Rock and if your looking to see some amazing Australian country, then this is it!
- Main industry is Tourism
- Alice Springs is the second largest city int he Northern Territory of Australia
- Is located in the geographic centre of Australia near the bottom of the Northern Territory
- The city has a population of about 27, 481 people which makes up about 12 percent of the NT's overall population
- All together there are 6 suburbs which make up Alice Springs. They are all situated closely to the town centre.
- Alice Springs sits at about 576 metres above sea level
- Alice Springs is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin
- The region where Alice Springs is situated is generally known as Central Australia or the Red Centre
- In Alice Springs the temperatures can vary by up to 28 degrees C
- Rainfall in this area dramatically changes from year to year.
- Aboriginal have lived in this area for around 50,000 years and are named the Arrernte Aboriginal People.
- Arrernte country is very rich with waterholes, gorges and mountain ranges. Because of this the Arrernte people have set aside conservation areas in which various species are protected.
- According to local aboriginals, Alice Springs and the surrounding desert was shaped by Caterpillars, wild dogs, travelling boys, two sisters, euros and other ancestral beings..
- There are roughly 1,800 speakers of Eastern and Central Arrernte, making it the largest spoken language in the Arandic family, and one of the largest speaking populations of any Australian language. It is taught in schools, heard in local media and local government.
- Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park has a desert climate
- Alice Springs was discovered by John Stuart in 1861 when leading an expedition through Central Australia to establish a route from south of the continent to the north.
- During the 1960's Alice Springs became an important defence location due to its satellite monitoring base. At this stage, it was far from the tourism scene.
- Today Alice Springs is Australia's capital for Aboriginal art.
- The first European to see Ayers Rock was the explorer Ernest Giles in 1872
- The first European to actually visit the rock was a surveyor by the name of William Gosse. He was also the first man to climb it.
- One in ten visitors decide to climb Ayers Rock
- Many visitors have died from climbing Ayers rock. Heart attacks and falling are some of the main causes.
- The only accommodation in Uluru is the Yulara Resort just outside the Park. They offer various levels of accommodation.
- Park Entry fee is Aus $25
- Alcohol is not permitted in this area
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