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Things to do in Alice Springs

There are so many breathtaking and bucket list-worthy things to do in Alice Springs and surrounding areas. Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural significance of our Red Centre. Take in the splendour of Uluru from any perspective you choose, by air in a hot air balloon or scenic flight or on land on a segway tour - there are so many fun things to do. Tick off one of our adventurous or relaxing experiences in Alice Springs and discover the beauty of this region for yourself!

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Alice Springs things to do

Located in Central Northern Territory, Alice Springs is the perfect destination for an outback adventure. Situated between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, this town is known for its beautiful desert landscapes, Aboriginal culture and as the gateway to the Red Centre. There are plenty of things to do in Alice Springs and surrounding regions including Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon plus so much more. You’ll find amazing packages on RedBalloon that are perfecting for exploring this part of the country including once in a lifetime experiences, day tours, adventurous activities and more.

Our range of Alice Springs activities and day tours are perfect to enjoy with your loved one, friends, family or even kids. Whether you’re planning on a road trip around the Northern Territory, visiting from interstate or a local, there are a variety of experiences available to keep everyone entertained. From segway tours and camel rides to sunrise hot air ballooning and scenic helicopter flights, you’ll never be stuck for fun things to do in Alice Springs and the Red Centre again! These experiences are also the perfect gift ideas if you’re looking to spoil someone for their birthday, Christmas or any other special occasion.

Places to visit in Alice Springs

There are plenty of amazing places to visit in Alice Springs, perfect for locals looking for day tour or visitors wanting to explore this region. A RedBalloon experience is the best way to discover the variety of landscapes, ancient natural landmarks and cultural history Alice Springs is renowned for. Discover some of the best places to go in Central Northern Territory below.


One of the most popular places to visit near Alice Springs is Uluru (also used to be known as Ayers Rock). Forming around 550 million years ago, Uluru is a massive sandstone monolith that is sacred to Indigenous Australians. When visiting this iconic landmark, it is important to take in its cultural significance. There are plenty of amazing things to do at Uluru including sunrise segway tours, scenic helicopter flights, guided tours, sunset viewings with wine plus more. If you have never been before, exploring Uluru should be at the top of your bucket list, making it a once in a lifetime trip.

Kata Tjuta

The group of ancient red rock formations of Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) us about 30km away from Uluru in the Red Centre. This landmark is also sacred to the Indigenous Australians including the Anangu people who have inhabited the area for more than 22,000 years. There are plenty of amazing things to do at Kata Tjuta including scenic helicopter flights, sunset viewing and Valley of Winds walk, Kata Tjuta Walpa Gorge tour plus more.

Kings Canyon

Located in the Red Centre, Kings Canyon is found in the Watarrka National Park and features 300m sandstone walls, palm-filled crevices and breathtaking views across the region. It is only a three hours’ drive from Uluru making it the perfect destination for a day trip. There are a variety of things to do in Kings Canyon including a helicopter flight over the Canyon, 3 day explore tours and more experiences.

What are the top 5 things to do in Alice Springs?

There are plenty of amazing Alice Springs attractions and activities worth ticking off your must-do list. RedBalloon offers a variety of experiences that will let you explore everything this state has to offer. Listed below are some of the best activities in Alice Springs and the Red Centre.

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Sunrise camel ride
  • Uluru sunset tour with dinner
  • Kata Tjuta Walpa Gorge tour

There are plenty of amazing Alice Springs attractions and experiences on offer at RedBalloon! Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience within Alice Springs and the Red Centre. Find out more about our gift vouchers.

Things to do in the Northern Territory

Now that you’ve got your Alice Springs experiences booked in, why not explore the rest of the Northern Territory and experience everything this state has to offer. Discover a wide range of new and exciting things to do in Darwin, the Top End plus more areas in the NT.

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