Known as "The Alice" or Alice Springs this true outback town is the second largest town in the Northern Territory. Alice Springs has a population of 28,000 people which represents more than 10 percent of the Northern Territory population. The town is in a marvelous location on the Todd River and the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. Summer temperatures can go beyond 40 degrees and can fall to frost level in winter. Strong Eurpoean and Aboriginal influences are evident throughout the town. One of the main tourist attractions is the Transport Museum Hall of Fame and the regular visit of The Ghan train. The town is half way between Adelaide and Darwin.
Photos on this page were kindly supplied by our roving reporter Rob Hornsby on Australia Day in January 2012.