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Alice Springs

'The Alice' is the unofficial capital of the Red Centre, Australia's heart. Alice Springs locals joke that their town is closer to all Australia's beaches than anywhere else! Just for the record, the closest beach is about 1,500km away in Darwin. Whether you drive, fly or take the train, you will feel you have indeed 'travelled' when you arrive in Alice Springs.

Life here is what you make it, and the locals have invented all sorts of entertainment with the resources at their disposal. For example, there's the Henley-on-Todd regatta, a 'boatrace' in the dry river bed of the Todd, and all sorts of unnatural events involving animals.

Jokes aside, Alice Springs is the cultural centre of the desert and arid lands of Australia, as well as being the starting point for visits to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Visit the following galleries and museums in the Alice before heading off on your Uluru-Kata Tjuta adventure:

  • Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery 87 Todd Mall Alice Springs (08) 8953 1005
  • National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame 27 Hartley St Alice Springs (08) 8952 9006
  • Maintrax NT Train Museum Norris Bell Ave McDonnell Siding (08) 8955 5047
  • Central Australian Aviation Museum Larapinta Dr Alice Springs (08) 8951 5686
  • Strehlow Research Centre Larapinta Dr and Memorial Ave Alice Springs (08) 8951 1111

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