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Things to do while in Alice Springs

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Hot Air Ballooning
As you are floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness of the Australian outback. Wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos, are seen nearly every day as the balloon crosses spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations. Ballooning may be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels.

You will receive a complimentary commemorative flight certificate. Personalised photos taken during the morning may be purchased along with ballooning souvenirs. After the flight you will be served sparkling wine and tropical fruit juice in the desert. The perfect end to a memorable morning. Transfers to and from Toddy's included in price.

Price: 30 minute flight $265 (including $25 insurance). Children aged 6 - 16 receive a 20% discount

Camel Rides
Take a one hour or a half day journey on a gentle camel through the scenic Ilparpa Valley, located in the vast and ancient MacDonnell Ranges. See unique Australian animals like kangaroos, birds and other native wildlife as you experience the true beauty of the Red Centre. Transfers to and from Toddy's included in price.


  • One hour ride - Adults: $60
  • One hour ride - Children (14 years and under): $30.00

Outback Quad Adventures
This is more than a Quad Bike Adventure, it's a fun experience for all! Outback Quad Adventures is the sole tour operator on Undoolya Station, the oldest working cattle station in the NT just 15 minutes fromnf Alice Springs. All bikes are fully automatic so no license or previous experience is required. Transfers to and from Toddy's are included in the price. This tour will leave you breathless!


  • Quad Rush $138.00 - 2.5 hour tour
  • Undoolya Discovery $199.00 - 3.5 hour tour
  • Two Station Tour $299.00 - Stockmans breakfast, two cattle stations and 3,500 sq km to explore.

Tandem Skydive over Alice Springs
30th July to 10th August, 2014
Get excited! Skydive the Beach and Beyond, Australia's leading skydiving company, is coming to Alice Springs for twelve days of high flying fun and adrenalin pumping action.
Experience the ultimate high with a tandem skydive from up to 14,000ft above Alice Springs! Feel the rush of freefall for up to 60 seconds and then float under canopy for 5-7 minutes taking in your great Central Australian surrounds.

Prices: $450 (Tandem from 14,000ft per person)


Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Reptile Centre houses the largest reptile display in Central Australia. They have an extensive range of reptiles including the HUGE Perentie Goanna, Frill Neck Lizards, Thorny Devils and many other fascinating lizards, LARGE and small Pythons and some of the world’s most venomous snakes such as Inland Taipans, Brown Snakes, Death Adders and Mulga (King Brown) Snakes. Talks are conducted at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm daily.

Price: Tell them Toddy's sent you - Adults: $13.50, Children: $8.00


Hire a  Bike
Half-day or full-day bike hire to see the sights is available. If you're a fit and active person why not try one of Alice Springs' best kept secrets - The Simpson's Gap Bike Path. A 40+ km return trip that will amaze you with the sights!

Price for guests: Full Day: $20, Half Day: $10 (bike lock & helmet/s included). For people not staying at Toddy's please call directly.

Alice Springs Night Markets
Shop till you drop for authentic Indigenous art and craftworks, recycled treasures, books, photos, handmade clothing and jewellery. You’ll be surprised at what you will find. Eat till your hearts content with a tasty treat from one of the enticing multi-cultural food vendors. Held on a Thursday, monthly from August through to November, the markets are located in the Alice Springs Todd Mall from 5-9pm, with plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Araluen Cultural Precinct
A self-guided walking tour around the Araluen Cultural Precinct provides a fascinating glimpse into the art, culture and heritage of Central Australia, and into some of the local identities that helped develop the region.The attractions which make up the Araluen Cultural Precinct include: Araluen Arts Centre, incorporating the Albert Namatjira Gallery, Museum of Central Australia, Strehlow Research Centre, Central Australian Aviation Museum, Central Craft & Yeperenye Sculpture. Entry Fee applies


Alice Springs Desert Park
Fully explore the magnificent landscapes of the Alice Springs Desert Park. View the plants and flowers and see the birds of prey show at the Nature Theatre. Visit the Nocturnal House, Kangaroo Sanctuary and Bird Avery.

Special Toddy's Backpacker Price: $42 Includes transfers to and from Toddy's and entry into the park 


The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
The station is now part of a historical precinct which consists of a number of telegraph-related buildings, some of which have been restored. They were originally built for the station master, his family, station staff and horses. Upon visiting you will have a map that guides you through the various buildings of the station, pointing out areas and information of interest. Entry Fee applies


National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame
The National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame was founded by Mrs Molly Clark of Old Andado Station in 1993 and is dedicated to preserving the place of women in history and their special contibution to Australia's heritage. Housed in the Old Alice Springs Gaol which was operational from 1938 to 1996.

Price: Adult $6.50, Children (aged 5 - 15 years) $3.00, Concession: $5.00, Family: $16.00


Sounds of Starlight Theatre
"The Didgeridoo Show Outback" has earned a retutation as one of Central Australia's most memorable live shows! Internationally acclaimed didgeridoo player anbd story teller Andrew Langford presents this ancient insturment with live prercussion and spectacular sound and vision. Audience participation is welcomed and often the highlight of the evening.

Price: Adults: $30.00, Consession/Child: $25.00, Family: (2 adults and 2 children) $90.00


Alice Springs School of the Air
Visit the world's largest classroom - 1.3 million square kilometres. Alice Springs School of the Air was established in 1951 to provide a much needed eduction resource to children living in remote Central Australia. Visit and enjoy a presentation about the history and operation of the school taking you on a virtual journey of education in outback Australia from the early to the present day. Entry Fee applies



Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre
Visit the original Alice Springs working base that has been in operation since 1939 and learn more about this unique service. Tours begin every half hour, last tour at 4pm. Entry Fee applies

Star Show Australia
One hour show. Fully licensed venue. 15 minutes from Alice Springs. Journey into the cosmos and view the night sky through the eyes of our ancient civilizations. Refreshments and courtesy bus included.

Price: Adults: $36.00, Children (under 12 years) $25.00

Olive Pink Botanic Gardens
Includes Central Australian plants, self-guided walks, birdwatching, interpretive displays, art exhibitions, cafe & gift Shop.

Price: Gold coin donation

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