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Guy jumping into the waterhole at Ormiston Gorge while his girlfriend is sunbathing on the sandy shore

Outdoor activitiesaround Alice Springs

Discover picturesque gorges, lush watering holes and striking red desert. From short walks to overnight trails, Alice Springs has got you covered.

If ever there was a place to spend your time outdoors, it’s the Red Centre of Australia.

At the heart of this magnificent region is Alice Springs, home to blue skies, warm weather and landscapes that will stay with you forever.

Whether you choose to sit back and take in the beautiful scenery through the panoramic windows of The Ghan, fly high above the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges in a hot air balloon, or simply wander out into the great expanse of a spectacular national park, the Alice Springs region has plenty to choose from.

Thrill seekers

For the adventurers there is a whole host of four-wheel-drive, quad bike and camel trekking options that will have you riding, racing or loping across the rugged and beautiful terrain.

Explore outdoor activities around Alice Springs


A great way to see the town and the area is on 2 wheels. Join a mountain bike tour through the Australian Outback and enjoy some of the new trails that have opened up and experience the sights and sounds with expert local guides to help you make the most of your adventure.

Need to climb higher? Take a scenic flight at sunset and watch the colours of the desert come to life from above.

Out & about

Alice Springs is also home to the world-renowned Larapinta Walking Trail, set in the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park. Whatever your fitness level, find trails that suit, from day walks to week-long jaunts.

Not far away is the Finke Gorge National Park, hosting the exotic flora of Palm Valley, and enough gorges and swimming holes to fill your days. Hike, swim, climb or ride, and experience first hand the beauty and excitement of this ancient land.

History & heritage

Take a guided tour or embark on your own journey and experience the rich history and stunning landscapes of this unique region. Visit the many historical sites that map the lives of early pioneers and learn about Aboriginal culture and art from remote communities.

When you are in this part of the world there’s no better place to be than in the great outdoors.



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