Practical Information in Alice Springs

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If you're on the lookout for more information when traveling to Australia, this Alice Springs Practical Information guide will assist you with that. Alice Springs, the second largest city in Australia's Northern Territory, lies around 1,800 feet above sea level. Interestingly, most of Alice Springs is dedicated to residential purposes. Here are some important facts to remember when visiting Alice Springs.

When to Go

Alice Springs is known to have a climate that is extremely hot during the day. However, if you visit during the cooler months of the year from April onwards, you will find the weather to be pleasant. This is the high season time and lots of tourists visit Alice Springs. In fact, in June and July, Alice Springs enjoys very cool weather and not many tourists are here, so this may be your best bet.

Population and Language

The population of Alice Springs was marked at 27,480 in 2008. It is said that the population of Alice Springs is made up of 17% Australian Aboriginals. The population is also comprised of Americans, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and Indian ethnic groups. The main language spoken in Alice Springs is English.

Festivals

Alice Springs hosts many a festival. Some of the notable ones include the Camel Cup, the Top Half Folk Festival, the Henley-on-Rod Regatta, the Beanie Festival, the Children's Literature in the Centre Festival and the Finke Desert Race. The Alice Desert Festival is also a very popular event as it happens to be a good art and culture festival.

Places of Interest

If you're interested in art, a visit to Todd Mall's art galleries is a must. The Olive Pink Botanic Garden, the Alice Springs Reptile Centre and the Alice Springs Desert Park shouldn't be skipped if you want to have a look at the flora and fauna of the region.

Wineries

Alice Springs has a good number of wineries and vineyards that produce excellent Australian wine. Chateau Hornsby Winery is by far the best one to visit when vacationing in Alice Springs. You will be taken on a guided tour of the important sections of the winery and be informed of how its wines are produced. Tasting sessions also take place during the tour of the Chateau Hornsby Winery. Visitors can also have a wonderful meal at the winery's restaurant.

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