Alice Springs travel guide

Alice Springs Tourism | Alice Springs Guide

You're Going to Love Alice Springs

With a population of 25,186, Alice Springs is a must-see destination in Northern Territory, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Alice Springs

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bella Alice (Todd Mall) and Tali (93 Barrett Drive) are great picks.

When to visit Alice Springs

Alice Springs in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Alice Springs in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Alice Springs in January, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 36 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 40 mm. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Alice Springs, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Alice Springs


When flying to Alice Springs, you’ll arrive at Alice Springs (ASP), which is located 7 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Alice Springs from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 18h 40m.


The train station in Alice Springs is called Alice Springs, and is located 0.6 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Alice Springs

Airlines serving Alice Springs

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Etihad Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Air New Zealand
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Where to stay in popular areas of Alice Springs

Hiring a car in Alice Springs

Hiring a car in Alice Springs costs $57 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 1% cheaper than airport locations in Alice Springs.

Expect to pay $2.04 per litre in Alice Springs (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $24.37 and $32.49. The most frequently booked car type in Alice Springs is Compact (Mitsubishi ASX or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice car hire (Class Special Car or similar) is, on average, 47% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.