Alice Springs is the gateway to the best of sights that Central Australia has to offer. Surrounded by the magical red deserts of the Outback, it serves as a base to visit the nearby Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park and the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. It is named after the natural spring that connects with the sparkling Todd River that flows through the city.
The highlight of the town is the Alice Springs Desert Park. It is the perfect place to explore the distinct arid landscapes of the Australian outback along with its unique flora and fauna. The Alice Springs Reptile Centre provides a deeper look into the region’s wildlife, with an impressive population of rare snakes and bearded dragons that one can only find within the Red Centre of Australia. The nearby Kangaroo Sanctuary allows visitors to interact and learn mora about kangaroos while rehabilitating the orphaned and injured ones. Alice Springs is also a cultural haven, with the Araluen Cultural Precinct considered one of the best places in Australia for Aboriginal Art. Home to many art galleries displaying aboriginal art, visitors can explore the depth of the cultural offerings at the Araluen Arts Centre. Along with art, visitors will also be treated to authentic aboriginal crafts at the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. The Museum of Central Australia houses the remarkable natural history of the area, a long line of abroginal artifacts detailing the rich history of the area, and the Strehlow Research Centre. The 19th century Telegraph Station can be found within the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, where the original Alice Spring can be found after which the town was named. Beautiful greenery can be found in Alice Springs at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, with an extensive collection of Central Australian plant species. The beauty of Alice Springs and its surrounding area can be captured from the top of Anzac Hill
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