In the Red Centre in Australia, Alice Springs is the second biggest town of the entire National Territory. It is also known as the spiritual heart of Australia.The town is deeply attached to the Aboriginal culture, and is best known for its artistic and story-telling abilities.
Anzac Hill in Alice Springs is a popular destination, and remains open for 24/7 for the tourists. The Anzac Hill Memorial is worth visiting, to commemorate and give honor to the men and women who fought in the great wars for Australia. A dawn service is held every year on the Anzac Day in their memory.
This seems like an ideal lookout for a panoramic view of the town, and the stunning ranges of MacDonnell. If you want to get around and see Alice Springs, hiring a rental campervan will always be the best option.
It is one of Australia's largest reptile exhibition centres. It remains open from 9.30am to 5:00pm, daily. The exhibition is closed during the Christmas and New Year holidays. It is the finest place to view a wide range of reptiles up close, including frilled-neck lizards and large saltwater crocodiles.
People of all ages can enjoy this fun outing. The daily show, a supervised handling session, provides fun information about reptiles that should never be missed. For exploring the fun and adventure at different destinations of Alice Springs, you should rent a campervan.
Head to Rainbow Valley, and bring your camera to capture the sandstone cliffs and bluffs. They actually look like colourful, rainbow rock bands. A four-wheel drive can better access the area, and for people looking to have some extra fun doing close up bushwalking, they can go around the bluff area. Various camping facilities are also available in the park, including picnic areas with gas barbecues and toilets. Hence, it is better to rent a camper van to wander around all the major destinations in Australia.
The Kings canyon consists of two main walking trails: the 2.6km Kings Creek Walk, and the 6km Kings Canyon Rim Walk. They are fabulous for a morning walk, defeating the heat and high winds, and witnessing the canyon wall change colour with the rise of the sun. The walk can usually be completed within 3 to 4 hours, with several steep sections.
Known as an entryway to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), you will be able to see a large number of tourists visiting Alice Springs in order to explore different ancient natural wonders, and the world's largest monolith. It is really an incredible experience to just watch the mammoth rock formation glow, and the way it looks in the sunrise.
You can walk on the track at the base of Uluru, or go for the camel trekking tour to circumnavigate the rock, if you want to explore Uluru closely. Alternatively, you can also take a guided tour organised by the Anangu people, to get more information about the local flora and fauna, as well as Aboriginal history.
Trying out the 7.4km Valley of the Winds walk will also be an adventure; you will surely appreciate getting magnificent views of the desert plains. However, the Olgas and Uluru Nation Park remains closed at night; its opening hours vary all through the year.