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Central Australia's heart, Alice Springs has a rich pioneering history, Aboriginal communities, desert landscapes and cavernous gorges. It embodies the Australian hardy outback of the Red Centre and is a major travel destination today for hikers and adventurers seeking unique sights in the region including the Kata Tjuta, Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon.
Alice Springs is located by the Todd River and the McDonnell Ranges. The city is located in the Red Centre, known for its arid, dry environment that consists of various deserts and can therefore have unpredictable weather.
The focal point of the town is the Todd Mall where a number of community events and the Aboriginal galleries can be found. Due to its location, Alice Springs has a desert lifestyle and its festivals reflect the same. Alice Springs is known for its unusual events and festivals like the Beanie Festival, Finke Desert Race, Henley-on-Todd Regatta and the Camel Cup. The city is also the capital of Aboriginal Art in Central Australia and therefore has several unique and important art galleries.
Most galleries in town showcase rich native traditions and culture that can be found all over Central Australia. Indigenous Australian art soared after the Paunya painting movement that started in one settlement but soon got the interest of various communities.
Alice Springs has an arid climate and the Alice Springs Desert Park showcases various facets of the same. The Olive Pink Botanic Garden is unique in its own right and well worth a visit as it showcases the local flora.
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