In the heart of outback Australia lies the legendary town of Alice Springs, a place where pioneering history and spirit touch the present day. If you want to capture the quintessential outback feeling, there’s no finer place than The Alice.
Land of contrasts
The seemingly endless desert is punctuated by the dramatic MacDonnell Ranges; the vast red sands play backdrop to a kaleidoscope of colours projected by nature and the light.
This extraordinary place is the perfect location to build an incentive program incorporating an outback experience or theme.
Height of adventure
Starting the day with a hot air balloon trip is difficult to beat. The early rise is rewarded with a silent journey in the still desert air, above the enormity of Australia’s outback.
Powered flight lets you go further and see more of this land’s unexpected complexity. Passing over the brilliant red sands, stunning rock escarpments and open woodlands is a mesmerising sight, however widely you have travelled.
In pioneering style
To experience something of the early days of outback exploration, try meandering along a dry sandy riverbed atop a camel. Padding across the sand, past the ghost gums at sunrise or sunset, is an experience that will stay with you forever.
Travelling by quad bike or four wheel drive lets you explore the bush tracks, mountain ranges and dry river beds up close.
A genuine cattle muster on an outback station is the ultimate adrenalin rush and team building experience. And when the sun sets at the end of a long day, enjoy dinner in a 1920s style pub originally constructed as part of a film set.
Aboriginal people have lived here for over forty thousand years, and their culture and connection to the land remains strong. Learning about their use and management of the land, including bush tucker, indigenous medicine and art, is like travelling back in time.
The haunting sounds of the didgeridoo signal the desert twilight, before dining surrounded by native wildlife in Australia’s largest Nocturnal House.
The Alice Springs calendar of events gives a real taste of outback humour and style. Tailor your own participation in events like the riotous Camel Cup, the Henley On Todd regatta or an orchestral concert in the foothills of Simpson's Gap.
Whatever your plans, the genuine outback hospitality and positive attitude of the people of Alice Springs will make it happen.