Alice Springs is on just about everyone’s bucket list. It is a wonderful place to visit, and there really is enough to keep you busy for quite a while. While you enjoy the luxury of a town the stark outback is just a glimpse away.
When you are planning your trip to the Alice, making sure that you have the right place to stay is important. Just think about what you need. Clean, comfortable, affordable, close to town, swimming pool and things for the kids if they are with you. And this is where Alice Springs Tourist Park excels.
This park, a member of Family Parks, is the closest park to the town of Alice Springs. No matter what you are doing on your holidays, checking out the town is always on the list, so being close to town makes sense.
When it comes to your accommodation they have it covered, from top end to budget. There are plenty of powered sites, mostly well shaded, with a choice of grass or slab for the awning/annex. There are unpowered tent sites too, all close to the camp kitchen and water.
The facilities on the park are excellent, with all the usual ones that you expect such as camp kitchen, barbecues, laundry and so on. Add in some mores such as a swimming pool (so essential in the red centre), kids playground, a mini mart in the office, TV room, free Wi-Fi, alcohol is available for guest to buy after 4pm daily and an ATM machine.
Short a swag or bus? You can still take advantage of the park’s central location and facilities staying in modest, affordable cabins through to spacious two-bedroom villas. The park’s classic cabins close to the bathroom amenities accommodate up to six, with ensuite options suitable for four. All lodgings offer air-conditioning and heating and a verandah.
Motel-style ‘King Suites’ sheltered beneath a communal verandah will accommodate between two to four travellers. Each suite includes a bathroom, cupboard space, two-burner cooktop, fridge and bench-space and a spacious king-size bed.
If it’s privacy you seek, opt for the two-bedroom freestanding villa, featuring a full-height fridge, oven and cooktop, generous cupboard space, wheelchair-accessible options available.
When it comes time to explore the town and area, you will be kept very busy, starting with the fabulous Araluen Arts Centre and museum across the road.
A great way to get around the town is with the Alice Wanderer Bus, hop on hop off bus which shows off the great sites of Alice Springs.
It won’t take you long to realise that the al-fresco coffee culture is alive and well here, with plenty of eateries dotted throughout the town.
There are also some iconic places around such as Anzac Hill. This hill has a memorial to all who have died during all wars that Australia has been part of, plus the views from Anzac Hill are superb. Just to give you a hint of the depth of history on this ancient land, there are interpretive signs around the lookout. These show some of the local Arrentte people’s creation stories, featuring the Yeperenye Caterpillar of the MacDonnell Ranges and Mparntwe (Alice Springs).
You can choose from day trips to various places, balloon flights, maybe a helicopter to see what it looks like from above – you always see things so differently from above! There are art galleries, museums, shops, walking tours, camels to ride, animals to discover and the Telegraph Station which started the whole place off. And that’s just a taste of what Alice Springs and the Red Centre have to offer.
Making Alice Springs Tourist Park you base while you see as much as you can makes perfect sense.
Alice Springs Tourist Park, Larapinta Drive, Araluen NT, Australia
State: Northern Territory
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