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Woman looking into the distance while the sun sets on a hot air balloon in Alice Springs

Adventurearound Alice Springs

This is where the real fun begins. Ride a quad bike through the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges, drive the red tracks in a four-wheel-drive, or travel over sand dunes on the back of a camel.

This is where the real fun begins. Ride a quad bike through the mighty East MacDonnell Ranges, travel over sand dunes on the back of a camel or float through the sky in a hot air balloon at sunrise. This is frontier adventure at its very best.

Mountain biking

Join a mountain bike tour and let experienced guides take you on an amazing journey through the Australian Outback.

New trails have been developed to take you through the landscape to catch some awesome views as you go. Your guides not only know these trails like the back of their hands, but can also share their knowledge of local flora, fauna, history and geology.

If you’d rather hit the trails yourself, that’s no problem either. You can hire a mountain bike and set off on your own adventure – with a handy map of the bike trails network.

Adventure activities around Alice Springs


Four wheel driving

For the intrepid four-wheel-drive enthusiast the epic Binns Track awaits. This newly established track passes through the great landmarks of Alice Springs and on to Timber Creek some 2,000km north.

South of Alice lies the vast expanse of the Simpson Desert, featuring some of the best four-wheel-driving in Australia. Tackle the sand dunes and follow the sun on your ultimate frontier experience.

If you prefer to get out into the rugged beauty of central Australia with a modicum of comfort, local and experienced tour operators offer a range of 4WD bus tours to get you closer to the action.

Desert dreams

Want a more historic experience? Why not climb aboard a camel, the original ship of the desert, and retrace the steps of the great explorers of the 19th century. Take things slowly on a camel trek through the magnificent red gums of the Todd River, finishing with drinks and authentic bush tucker.



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