Alice Springs is often regarded as Australia’s outback capital, surrounded by vast desert landscape and bushland, and the closest major town to arguably our most recognisable natural landmark, Uluru. The wild and rugged beauty of nearby national parks make Alice Springs an outstanding destination for keen hikers wanting to immerse themselves in a true outback experience.
We’ve selected five of the best places to hike around the Red Centre to get you started, all within a comfortable driving distance from Alice Springs.
1. Uluṟu-Kata Tjuta National Park