Over the years, 'outback' culture has been expressed in Australian paintings, famous poetry and blockbuster movies. To really get a sense of what it means to go ‘out bush’, you need to physically visit the outback and there is no better place to start that journey than in Alice Springs.
Alice Springs is a small town of just 29,000 people located in the Red Centre of Australia, also known as the spiritual heartland of the country. With its dusty red earth, friendly locals and plunging skyline, you will not be disappointed by this remote town that punches way above its weight.
Alice Springs is a vibrant and sometimes misunderstood town, while you experience the world’s most ancient culture, you’ll also have to dig below the surface to really enjoy the contemporary culture. It also happens to be the gateway to Australia’s remote interior, with easy access to Uluru (just a four-hour drive).
As locals will tell you, if you’ve seen Alice Springs’ Todd River flow more than three times then you’re officially classified as a local. So we’ve caught up with one culturally connected individual to reveal and unravel Alice Springs’ thriving arts culture.