Alice Springs accommodation
If you want a hot, humidity-free holiday in Australia then go straight to its heart - its Red Heart, that is. Alice Springs, located 200 kilometres south of the country's geographical centre and over 1,000 kilometres south of the state capital, Darwin, offers budding adventurers a chance to explore the real Aussie outback, as well as its colourful inhabitants.
Weather in Alice Springs
Bring your hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen on your trip to Alice Springs because the weather is hot hot hot! The average temperature from October right through to March often exceeds 30 degrees Celsius, though the winter months barely drop below 20 degrees Celsius.
Where to see animals in Alice Springs
The kangaroo is perhaps Australia's most iconic and lovable animal, and when you stay in an Accor hotel in Alice Springs you're putting yourself on the doorstep of one of the best kangaroo attractions in the country. Established by TV celebrity, Brolga (from Kangaroo Dundee), the Kangaroo Sanctuary is a 90 acre plot of pristine outback bush land which houses 25 kangaroos. For a very reasonable price, you can take a fantastic guided tour of the reserve with Centre Bush Tours, hosted by Brolga himself. If you're lucky, you'll even get to hold a joey!
Also, within walking distance to Alice Spring's CBD is the famous Alice Springs Reptile Centre. After you are greeted by the friendly staff, you can wander around this fantastic destination to see over 100 different reptiles. If you visit around 11am, 1pm, or 3:30pm, you'll also get to experience an informative reptile talk, as well as the chance to handle one of the reptiles yourself. The centre caters for functions and conferences so its well worth a visit - no matter the occasion.
Other activities in The Alice
Alice Springs is a hot spot for outdoor fun and fascinating local culture. When the mood for hiking kicks in - and while you are surrounded by such glorious Australian outback, it will - drive immediately to the Larapinta Trail, beginning four kilometres north of the city. This unique central Australian hiking trail covers a total length of 223 kilometres, featuring beautiful bluffs, gorgeous gorges and sparkling streams.
For cultural history, check out the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, just 20 minutes south. The Earth Sanctuary focuses on delivering carbon-neutral, nature-friendly tours to teach and inspire visitors about local culture and history. You can take a tour of the crystal-clear night sky, learning about how the stars have influenced cultures around the world, as well as get truly down to earth on a Bush Tucker Tour.
Accommodation in Alice Springs
Walk just 15 minutes south of the town centre and you'll find yourself at one of the premiere medium-budget hotels in Alice Springs - the ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis. Appropriately named, this ibis Styles boasts 102 air conditioned rooms, as well as a magical outdoor unheated swimming pool (which you will want on those scorching summer days). On-site, Seasons Restaurant is open for both a hearty breakfast and exquisite dinner, combining contemporary Australian food with traditional local dishes, such as Camel and Kangaroo Stew.