About Alice Springs

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Alice Springs is a regional multicultural centre with a population of approx 27,000 people, servicing stations and Aboriginal communities. The diverse community lends the town fabulous vibrancy. We are close to some of the most ancient country and cultures of Australia here and the very landscape; with it’s towering, mountain range cradling the town reminds you of that daily. It’s a humbling and inspiring experience.

Alice Springs provides an amazing base for exploring the surrounding country, which is host to a wide range of stunning gorges, permanent waterholes, walking tracks, and National Parks.
The majority of these magnificent places lie in an area from ten minutes to an hour or two from town, and most are accessible by normal 2WD car, or some even by bicycle. The great weather, relentless beauty and ease of access to the country make ‘Going bush’ an option almost anytime whether it be for a quick walk with the kids and dogs or to spend a few nights swagging it under the stars.

The town is a community rich with the ancient culture and language of the indigenous traditional owners of the region. There are many work opportunities, community events, sporting opportunities, children’s activities and opportunities to experience a very unique part of Australia.

Alice Springs is home to a thriving theatre and gallery cultural precinct that regularly hosts nationally acclaimed touring presentations in visual art, dance, theatre, opera, music and film. On the local level there is a lively arts scene with something for everyone no matter what your level of skill or interest. Territory Craft, the NT Writers’ Centre, Watch this Space (artist-run gallery initiative), Film NT, Imparja, Red Dust Theatre, and Music NT, are just a few of the organisations with offices in town committed to providing support, workshops, opportunities and activity for the many residents. Don’t miss out on the Alice Desert Festival held every September.

For more information on Alice Springs go to the Alice Springs Tourist Centre site, and for a calender of events, go to the Alice Springs Town Council website.

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