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What’s on in Alice Springs?
You can attend the Desert Festival by planning your Alice Springs holiday packages around late September and early October. The annual event spans 10 days and celebrates the arts and culture of the Red Centre. Visitors holidaying on Alice Springs packages during the event can attend performances in areas like dance, music, and theatre. There’s also a series of workshops and talks that focus on different genres of the arts.
Red Centre Bird Festival
The Red Centre is home to many bird species that are hard to find anywhere else – dusky grasswrens, mulga parrots, and spinifex pigeons to name a few. Bird-lovers from all over head to Alice Springs for a few days at the beginning of spring to attend the annual Red Centre Bird Festival. Hear talks from bird experts, join in on guided nature walks, and attend bird photography tours. Book your Alice Springs accommodation and flight packages for travel at the beginning of September if you’d like to attend the Red Centre Bird Festival.
Consider booking Alice Springs holiday packages around Red CentreNATS if you’re a car enthusiast. A wide variety of stylish cars are showcased – everything from classic cars and hot rods to modern sports cars and elite show cars. The weekend features an exciting program of events. You can watch the cars parading through the Alice Springs streets, see 4WD vehicles take on an off-roading track, and attend drag races held on the Alice Springs Inland Dragway. Take in the excitement of the Red CentreNATS by booking Alice Springs packages in early September.
What is the best way to get around Alice Springs?
Hiring a car is the best way to explore Alice Springs and the surrounding Red Centre. While the CBD is walkable, you’ll need some form of transportation to see the national parks around the city, which are arguably the most beautiful and exciting parts of an Alice Springs holiday. You can book a car with Webjet at the same time you’re purchasing Alice Springs holiday packages, then pick it up from the airport after you land. A 2WD works, but you may consider a 4WD to access landmarks on unsealed roads of the Red Centre.
The local public bus network is another option to consider while holidaying on Alice Springs packages. Buses operate Monday through Saturday on five routes throughout the city and into the suburbs.
When is the best time to visit Alice Springs?
Alice Springs has an arid desert climate with four distinct seasons. Winter is the most popular time of year to travel on Alice Springs accommodation and flight packages. Daytime temperatures average about 20° to 23°C – perfect for spending time outdoors and exploring the national parks of the Red Centre. Bring some warm clothing as well – low temperatures average 4° to 6°C and can drop below freezing at night. Winter is the high season in the Red Centre, so get your hotel and accommodation in Alice Springs reserved early for the best rate.
Spring starts to heat up, but it’s another great time to book Alice Springs holiday packages. Temperatures hit highs of about 28° to 34°C and lows of about 10° to 18°C. Humidity levels are low, but spring also sees some desert thunderstorms. Storms typically happen at night and are a truly impressive sight.
Summer days are hot, often reaching temperatures of about 35° to 37°C. Try to schedule most outdoor activities for early in the day before the sun reaches its peak. You can visit the national parks and take a dip in the watering holes in places like Ellery Creek Big Hole and Ormiston Gorge. The water stays cold year round – nice and refreshing on the hot summer days. There’s also more rain in the summer compared to other seasons, but not very much. Summer is the low season in the Red Centre, so you can score great prices on hotels and accommodation in Alice Springs.
Temperatures start to cool down in autumn, and higher volumes of tourists slowly start arriving back into the Red Centre. Visitors holidaying on Alice Springs packages can enjoy spending time outdoors with high temperatures reaching about 23° to 30°C.