Useful Info About The Alice
Alice Springs is quite a long way away from anywhere. But it's easy to come and see us. Qantas and Virgin fly here every day from most of the major cities. If you have time, you can drive up. You could come on the The Ghan, Australia's iconic rail trip. If you really have a lot of time you can come by camel. Which incidentally is how everything used to get here in the early days. Everything came in on camel trains. Anyhow we'll give anyone who does the trip on camel a free entry.
There are a number of firms running transfers to and from the airport, including shuttle bus, taxi and hire cars. The airport is about 20 km south of town.
Alice Springs has a population of just under 30,000 people and is fully serviced. You can get pretty much anything you want here. It's just like being at home. Except sunnier. And there's 200 km of single track only 5 minutes from your doorstep. And people smile and say g'day. And there's no traffic. And you can see the stars and milky way at night. You get the picture.
There are two major supermarkets and about 10 smaller independent supermarkets around town.
There are four bike shops representing most of the major bike brands:
Outback Cycling, Todd Mall
Penny Farthing - Avanti Plus, North Stuart Highway
The Bicycle Centre, North Stuart Highway
Smith St Velo, Smith Street (that came as a surprise didn't it?!)
There are a range of restaurants and cafes around town and a well developed network of bike paths. So getting about is easy.