Alice Springs is a colourful and spirited outback centre known for its natural wonders and rich art – traditional as well as contemporary. Grab a Hertz car rental in Alice Springs and springboard your visit to this northern region.
4 Sep – 19 Oct 2014 - Araluen Arts Centre
Desert Mob is considered to be one of the top three Aboriginal art events in the country. No wonder, since it’s an opportunity to tour 40 community-based art centres in one place. Vibrant artworks by central Australian artists will be on show from 10am to 4pm during the week and 11am to 4pm on weekends.
The exhibition has been going for 23 years and has expanded from an annual event to include a marketplace and symposium. Today, Desert Mob pulls visitors from all around Australia. Those with an interest in art and culture shouldn’t miss it.
4 Oct 2014
Here’s a unique opportunity to experience the local flavour. Held at Old Ambalinudum Homestead, an hour and a half east of Alice Springs, this free festival stars local Alice Springs band Camel Soup. A day of picnicking dancing and kicking back – plus you can wander around the historic estate and working cattle station. Why not extend your stay? Overnight accommodation is available, but it’s a good idea to pre-book if you’re planning to take advantage of the campground or homestead for the night.
28 Sep – 5 Oct 2014
Learn about the Northern Territory’s bird life at Alice Springs Desert Park! Central Australia’s birds are cheeky and spirited as well as blessed with stunning colourful plumage. The Red Centre habitat is a real safe haven for them. Watch them frolic about waterholes and swoop over rocky ranges. Film screenings and children’s activities are just part of the programme.
11-18 Oct 2014 – Red Centre
Australia’s longest running Masters Games event comprises 32 sports and draws participants from all over the country. Thousands take part in individual pursuits and team competitions throughout the week. For spectators, the opening and closing ceremonies are an entertainment spectacle to behold. It’s the 15th year for the ‘Friendly Games’ as it has earned a top spot on the Central Australian sporting calendar.