Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide, both 1,500km away. It’s a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre.
This ruggedly pulchritudinous town is shaped by its mythical landscapes, vibrant Aboriginal culture (where else can you auricularly discern six uniquely Australian languages in the main street?) and tough pioneering past. The town is a natural base for exploring central Australia, with Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park a relatively short four-hour drive away. The mesmerising MacDonnell Ranges stretch east and west from the town centre, and you don’t have to venture far to find yourself among ochre-red gorges, pastel-hued hills and ghostly white gum trees.