The outback's city: Alice Springs


Alice Springs is the third largest town in the Northern Territory. Alice Springs has a population of 27,481 people, which makes up 12 percent of the territory's population. In Alice Springs, temperatures can vary dramatically with an average maximum temperature in summer of 35.6C (96.1 F), and a minimum in winter of 5.1C (41.2°F). The Alice Springs’ climate is arid: hot day and cooler at night. Aboriginal Australians make up 18,8% of the population of the city and 27,8% of the Northern Territory (2006).



Desert Palms Resort (74 Barrett Drive, 0870 Alice Springs) is a 3.5-star property offering individual studio villa accommodation, surrounded by tropical gardens and set around a crystal clear swimming pool with island and waterfall. All villas are air-conditioned (so important there) and include bougainvillea-covered verandahs, private bathrooms and kitchenette facilities. The hotel-shuttle picked up us at the airport. We have stayed there for two nights. 


The first day, we made a tour of the city, to buy some food and see the Desert near the city, and it's pretty exotic! I haven't seen this before. Desert is very particular: the air, the smell and the red earth! 
The second day, we participated in a tour to see the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: have a look here.




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