Are you ready to head straight into the Red Centre of Australia? Alice Springs caravanning is an experience everyone must endure, whether you can stand the dry weather conditions, or not. You won’t find a more cliché version of the Australian outback than in the heartland of Alice Springs, where everything is just a little bit more intense and exciting. Anyone who has visited Alice Springs in the past will have a story to tell, which is why it’s such a unique area to travel with your caravan.
When you’re in Alice Springs, you will quickly become accustomed to the Northern Territory weather and have the opportunity to see the highlights that make this location extraordinary. Alice Springs is the main point to which many begin their exploration of the Red-Centre, but it is not a city atmosphere and is more remote than you can probably imagine. If you’re hoping for luxury style living, you’ll be searching a long while, this is a place in which you need to find your own sense of comfort from natural surrounds.
Alice Springs caravanning is all about getting back to roots of Australia and experiencing a quite harsh difference to urban living. You won’t find any frills, but the character of this town will astound almost everyone. It’s no secret that Alice Springs isn’t for everyone, but experience the Northern Territory in its’ full capacity, you can’t avoid ‘Alice’.
Take the time to plan your journey through Alice Springs and the surrounding region, as this is no landscape for minimal preparation. We can guarantee you’ll leave the Alice Springs area with much to talk about, with plenty of photographs to illustrate your story. We can’t stress enough the importance of having a camera handy; there is just too much beauty to miss!
21259 Jane Rd, Alice Springs, NT
Alice Springs is the perfect place to undertake your first camel riding experience, or even second, or third (depending on how long you’ve been on the road). Since you’re in the perfect haven for this type of activity, it will be hard to resist. Seeing the sparse Alice Springs and surrounding landscape is a big adventure, you might as well undertake some of the journey by camel back.
If you book a camel back experience with Pydan Camel Tracks, you will not only get to meet a sweet and docile creature of the desert but also see the wonderous sights of Alice Springs.
- ✓ 1 Hour Camel Rides 9 am, 12noon, 2.30pm or sunset (for 16 people)
- ✓ 3 Hour Camel Ride for Group Bookings (8 people)
- ✓ Custom Made Camel Tours (with optional catering and workshops)
We know everyone has wondered about taking up an experience like camel back riding, and this could be the right opportunity. You won’t find a more perfect and authentic setting than Alice Springs for a camel back ride.
9 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs NT
Here in Alice Springs, you’re in the right territory for reptiles, and lots of them! One of the key elements of the Northern Territory is the reptile community, and you might have to start getting along with them. One of the best ways to see the reptiles in person is at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. You will get the opportunity to feed and hold some of the most friendly reptiles.
Instead of happening across a reptile in your adventures, you can see them up close and personal under in a controlled environment. Some of these cold-blooded creatures are immensely fascinating, and you’ll find yourself spending a great deal of time wandering through the reptile centre.
- ✓ Geckos
- ✓ Snakes
- ✓ Lizards
- ✓ And more!
With over 100 reptiles exhibited at this centre, we can confidently say this attraction will improve your Alice Springs caravanning adventure.
Alice Springs Street Markets
While you’re in Alice Springs and exploring the wider landscape, you may also desire a low-key day. If you’re in the area between February to December, check out the street markets along Todd Mall. Here you can find a lot of small treasures, with live entertainment, beautiful food and crafts.
Time in the Northern Territory can open your mind to new experiences and adventures you never thought you’d ever undertake, which is why you may need some designated relaxation time. We believe markets in Alice Springs can deliver the relaxation you require, but it no way is this experience boring.
Places to Eat
Hanuman Alice Springs
82 Barrett Dr, Alice Springs
In the rugged desert landscape of your Alice Springs caravanning adventure, the last thing you’d think to see is a Thai-Indian restaurant. Although you may believe you’re in the heartland of Aussie cuisine, the tantalising flavours at Hanuman Alice Springs is a quality meal you cannot pass up. Take a pick from curries galore, or go for a more traditional Thai meal.
Pandan Chicken fragrant chicken and pandan leaf parcels with sticky sweet dipping sauce
Wild Barramundi Fillets grilled and served with a sticky passionfruit and ginger sauce
In some corners of Australia you can’t be picky on the meal selection, especially in remote outback communities, but in Alice Springs you can certainly get tasty international tucker.
1 Todd Mall, Alice Springs
Many of us are content with a good old-fashioned pub meal, no frills, just flavour. At the Todd Tavern, you can sit amongst the locals to enjoy your standard hearty Parma or steak. Located centrally in the Todd Mall, you’ll be able to wander around the local area before relaxing with a hearty meal.
If you happen to visit on Schnitzel night, you won’t be disappointed.
95 Todd Street, Alice Springs
Looking for Saturday night buzz? At Monte’s Lounge, there is never a dull moment, with live music and entertainment to go with your meal.
If you’re looking for a relaxed dining experience, this isn’t the right hub. Here you’ll be amongst many faces, and the lively atmosphere will catch on immediately.
Your menu at Monte’s Lounge is vast and includes options for vegetarians, which is certainly not ‘the norm’ in the Northern Territory.
Places To Stay
Wintersun Cabin and Caravan Park
Stuart Hwy & Head Street, Alice Springs
Finding the base for your Alice Springs caravanning exploration won't be too hard, there isn't a wide range of choice, but luckily that doesn't really matter. At the Wintersun Cabin and Caravan Park, you get the beauty of shady green sites and a solid range of facilities to keep yourself 100% comfortable. Located north-east of the city centre, you'll be away from the immediate town bustle, but still only a minutes drive.
- ✓ Powered Sites
- ✓ Concrete Slabs (for some sites)
- ✓ LP Gas Refills
- ✓ Inground Swimming Pool
- ✓ Laundry Facilities
- ✓ Tour Bookings Available – if you'd like a guided tour of the Alice Springs area.
- ✓ Van Storage Available
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT
At the Stuart Caravan and Cabin Tourist Park you will be located extremely close to the business park of Alice Springs, which also means you will be in the vicinity for central dining and shopping. Moreover, this park has mixed accommodation options, meaning you'll be amongst a whole range of travellers. Your caravan will feel right at home under the tree shade and in close distance to amenities. All powered sites at this caravan park include individual power, water and sullage.
- ✓ Powered Sites
- ✓ Unpowered Sites
- ✓ Free Wifi
- ✓ Swimming Pool
- ✓ Tour Booking Service
- ✓ Small Pets Allowed (at the discretion of owners)
- ✓ Security Gates
- ✓ Short Term Luggage Storage