Things to do while you are visiting Alice Springs and Central Australia.

Alice Springs is the hub of Central Australia.

Map of Central Australia.

Plan your stay to include as many of our iconic activities, visit our amazing landmarks and immerse yourself in our regional history.

Visit Tourism Central Australia’s Visitor Centre in Todd Mall, they can help with your bookings or answer your enquiries about our amazing region.

Check through the events calendar from Alice Springs Council when you are planning your trip. An extra day or two could see you enjoy one of many festivals or events, in addition to what you already know about!

Tourism Central Australia also has an extensive event calendar.

Closest restaurant – 300m walking distance, go out to the entrance and turn right. Tinh and Lan Vietnamese Restaurant

Some of the great activities and places to visit while in Alice Springs

Destinations outside Alice Springs

There are many options for activities and places to stay in Central Australia. Most visitors know about the larger resort options; Ayers Rock Resort and Kings Canyon Resort.

However, there are a wider range of options for visitors that allow you to enjoy the region and spend time with those who have chosen to make such remote locations their home.

Many of our remote businesses are called Wayside Inns, they offer a full range of services: accommodation, meals, fuel, store and bar. Many also are destinations in their own right.

Take a look and see how you can include staying with them or at least stopping in for a meal on your way through.

  • Curtin Springs is your perfect destination – base yourself at Curtin Springs to explore the Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Kings Canyon areas of Central Australia.
  • Gemtree – is 140km NE of Alice Springs along the Plenty Highway.
  • Erldunda Roadhouse – is located at the junction of the Stuart Highway and the Lasseter Highway, 200km south of Alice Springs.