Australia 2013/14 > Alice Springs - When you're not at the cricket
Aside from the Chairman's XI vs. England XI game on 29th-30th November, there are a whole heap of other activities to enjoy from adventures in the rugged mountains of the MacDonnell Ranges, up in the air from a hot air balloon, on the back of a camel, Aboriginal culture and the world-renowned Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Check out the Barmy Offers page for great deals and tours featuring the below.
Thrill seekers should look no further than the mountains, enjoy quad bikes, bushwalking and hiking amongst gorges, swimming holes, peaks and chasms. Great for adventure and with a number of permanent waterholes, perfect for a cooling swim after a day exploring or watching cricket...
Spend one morning going up, up and away on a hot air balloon ride over the MacDonnell mountain range and witness the spellbinding dawn colours of the Aussie outback.
Take a tour of key sites in and around the town including the Overland Telegraph Station, the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, the original base of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the School of the Air. Drop into the Aboriginal art galleries on Todd Mall for a brush with the local Arrernte people who have lived here for 20,000 years.And pay a visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park for up close viewing of native and rare animals.
A short hop away either on a flight or leisurely drive is Uluru, a world renowned landmark. An easy road trip on the Red Centre Way links the must-see Uluru, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). Alternatively the flight is just under an hour from Alice Springs and there are regular connections up to the Northern Territory's capital city of Darwin - home to Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks.
You can also get involved and play with the Barmy Army in the Fan's Ashes game on 28th November and don't miss our charity party as Alice goes Barmy. More details on this to come.
For other activities and attractions in Alice Springs and the surrounding area visit www.australiasoutback.co.uk.