Things to do in Alice Springs, NT with kids
Ahhh…the infamous Aussie Outback. A dry, baron and dangerous place where you can drive for days, still be in NT and see nothing? Nope, nope and nope! (Well, you can actually drive for days and still be in NT, that bit’s true)
Northern Territories is the spiritual capital of the country. It’s the state of the dreamtime. It’s the state of unparalleled natural beauty, and an incredibly eye opening experience for kids.
We can’t start without mentioned Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. In other words, Ayers Rock! That iconic image of Australia. That’s just the beginning. Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, Howard Springs Nature Park, Katherine Hot Springs Reserve…all places that embrace the natural wonders of NT.
Wildlife a plenty with the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and Crocodylus Park, unique experiences to be had with Outback Ballooning and Darwin Harbour Cruises, and of course for the heat, indoor activities such as Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park.
From the cities to the Outback, NT will be an incredible experience for the whole family, and is like nowhere else on earth!
Kids will love to experience the spellbinding musical and visual journey through the ancient land forms, history and space of Australia's outback with the unique didgeridoo shows!
Kids can spend the day with more than 100 reptiles of over fifty different species! These creepy critters are exhibited indoors and outside, with daily shows and talks with supervised handling!
A fascinating historical look into the role of women in the past, and a museum dedicated to preserving the place of women in history for their special contribution to Australia’s heritage. Great for the little girls in the family.
Families who love Australian history (and the TV show!) will love this fascinating insight through the ages of Australia providing excellence in aero-medical and primary health care across the country.
Kids will love the colours and smells at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, with over 600 Central Australian plants in a beautiful garden setting. There are three self-guided walks to help you fully enjoy the Gardens' flora, ecology and history.
Bowling in the desert! Classic family tenpin bowling with a super fun cosmic bowling option! Little ones can play with ease with their gutter guards.
Get out of the city and discover the secrets of the desert! Kids will love to see and hear the stories of the plants, animals, and local Aboriginal culture at daily guide presentations.
A historic journey for the family at this Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Self-guided and guided tours around historic buildings, as well as family bush walks, safe swimming holes and a cycle route!
Preserves and presents the groundbreaking efforts and impacts of Australia's transport history both in terms of the vehicles and their drivers.
Incredible Outback Australia experiences where you can journey into the cosmos and view the clear as crystal night sky, enjoy a bush tucker tour and lunch, or enjoy a spirit of the Outback dinner and show.
An unusual day out for the family, with unique camel rides in the Northern Territories desert against the backdrop of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges. Suitable for all ages, it's an exciting experience to have in the famous Red Centre!
Journey through the breathtaking outback by camel! All lengths of journey available, so great for kids - especially the restless one!
Experience the thrill of fossicking for your own gems, hidden by mother nature for millions of years! Plenty of interesting specimens for budding junior gemologists to get started on their very own collection.
The Reserve’s historic buildings have not altered much over the years, so you will get a good idea of pioneer life on a remote turn-of- the-century goldfield. You can also try panning for gold in the courtyard display and exploring an old mine!