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For a holiday with a real difference, Alice Springs, Australia is an ideal place to visit in the Australian winter. Deep within outback Australia, Alice Springs is the gateway to Uluru, the largest rock in the world, sometimes called Ayers Rock. Surrounded by desert, it is best to fly into The Alice, as it is affectionately known, and hire a car at the numerous car hire firms at Alice Springs.
To see the Red Centre, you will need at least one week, there are so many delightful spots to visit. Kings Canyon, The Olgas, the MacDonnell Ranges and of course Uluru, are just some of them. Situated within Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, the land around Uluru has been inhabited by the Anangu people, passing down its history from generation to generation. It has World Heritage Listing for both its cultural and natural values.
The Alice Springs airport was built during the Second World War for the deployment of troops; it is now a modern airport, fully air-conditioned with daily flights from all major Australian cities. Fifteen kilometres from the town centre, it is serviced by car rental companies, shuttle bus, buses and taxis. The legendary Ghan train service arrives at Alice Springs twice a week. Or, if you prefer to drive, it is a long day's drive from Darwin, or two days from Adelaide.
Once in Alice Springs, there is a wide range of accommodation in the town and at Uluru. There are numerous B&B's, backpackers, caravan parks and hotels to choose from, as well as station stays. For an experience that will never leave you, come to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, Australia, for your next holiday!