Alice Springs, Capital of the Red Centre

This historic Central Australian city of Alice Springs is home to all the typical services of a regional centre, including major hospitals, schools, emergency services, and connections to major services and infrastructure such as rail.

Mecca of Australia’s Outback

Alice Springs Mparntwe

Mparntwe (pronounced M-ban tua) is the Arrernte name for the city. The Aboriginal Arrernte (pronounced arrunda) people are the traditional custodians of the region. Find out more.

Launching pad for any traveller

The city is located at or near the junction to countless gravel roads and tracks, many of which continue for over 1000km. It is common to see expeditions and even convoys of all types, stopping in Alice for supplies and a bit of a rest.

A great night out

There’s a great night vibe in Alice, with its warm days and afternoon breezes really enhancing the flavour of any beverage. Relaxed and great fun!

Lots to see and do

Find out what’s happening in Alice on our dedicated Alice Springs News page.

Staying in Alice?

Find our recommendations for where to stay and where to dine on our When In Alice page.