Visit Alice Springs
The Red Centre
Your Red CentreNATS experience of a lifetime is found in the heart of Australia, in Alice Springs. Explore historic sites, see the work of local artists in Aboriginal art galleries, join a cultural event or activity, or try one of the many iconic nature and adventure activities on offer in the stunning desert landscape of Central Australia.
One of the most memorable aspects of Red CentreNATS is the journey to get there. Whether as an entrant or a visitor driving to Red CentreNATS is a Road Trip of a lifetime. Entrants from around Australia often arrange to drive in convoy. To find a convoy near you the best place to connect with drivers is the Red CentreNATS Entrants Private Facebook Group or Facebook page. There is also an unofficial Facebook Group for those Driving to RedcentreNATS. If you’re coming from Darwin we recommend you check out the Hot100 Convoy. There’s fuel vouchers and prizes to be won by teaming up with this fun crew.
Qantas, Virgin and Air North are the three major airlines that service Alice Springs regularly. Together they offer daily flight routes and connections to most capital cities. For those looking for a longer and more adventurous journey to Red CentreNATS, the Explorers Way from Adelaide to Darwin is an iconic journey literally through the centre of Australia that originated from the first overland telegraph in the 1860’s. Covering a similar journey but with service and style, The Ghan also travels to Alice Springs from both Adelaide and Darwin along one of the world’s most famous train routes.
What to do when you there
Our friends at Tourism NT have compiled a range of insider tips, tricks and suggestions for how to best experience Alice Springs. While there is enough amazing experiences in the Alice Springs region to last you half a lifetime, here are five of their best suggestions to make your journey to Red CentreNATS one that you never forget:
- Experience the Aboriginal culture in and around Alice Springs
- Explore the art galleries in Alice Springs
- Journey to the MacDonnell Ranges to explore some of the country told through art and stories
- Get out and explore the natural beauty of Central Australia
Download this three day itinerary as a great way to start planning your trip around Red CentreNATS.