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AliceSprings,NT Travel Guide

by our Australia expert Conrad Freethy
 
Conrad FreethyThere really isn’t a town like Alice anywhere. Set in the middle of the enormous desert expanse of Australia’s Northern Territory and the very centre of the continent, it is a habitation oasis – that has been inhabited for 50,000 years by Arrernte aboriginals. (Their name for ‘the Alice’ is ‘Mparntwe’.) The optimistically named ‘springs’ dried up immediately after its European discovery and an annual highlight is the Henley-on-Todd Regatta – great fun on the sand bed of the ‘river’ and once cancelled because of water on the course. It grew as a staging post for the telegraph and then the railway, right across the continent. The twice-weekly ‘Ghan’ train still takes 48hrs, Adelaide to Darwin. Just down the road (280m) is Uluru, Ayers Rock, sacred to the local tribes (Alice is a centre for wonderful aboriginal art.)
 

360 Tour of Anzac Hill


Australia Facts

National Flag: Australian Flag
Language(s): English/ Aborginal native languages
Currency: Australian Dollar
Dialling Code: +61
Time Zones: Cocos Islands : GMT + 6.5
Western Australia : GMT + 8
South Australia : GMT + 9.5
Northern Territory : GMT + 9.5
New South Wales : GMT + 10
Queensland : GMT + 10
Victoria : GMT + 10
Tasmania : GMT + 10
Lord Howe Island : GMT + 10.5
Australian Capital Territory : GMT + 10
Tourism Website:
http://www.australia.com

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AliceSprings,NT 360 Tours


Todd Street Mall

Anzac Hill
Anzac Hill


Alice Springs Weather Forecast

Max Min
Today
10/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 27°C
81°F
21°C
70°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Chance of Thunderstorms and Broken Clouds 31°C
88°F
23°C
73°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds Light Rain Showers and Broken Clouds 31°C
88°F
20°C
68°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Overcast Skies Overcast Skies 28°C
82°F
19°C
66°F
Wednesday
14/01/2015
Overcast Skies Overcast Skies 22°C
72°F
0°C
32°F

 Alice Springs Weather Forecast
 

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