Alice Springs

Travelling from Darwin to Alice Springs

Are you considering to take the epic journey from Darwin to Alice Springs and experience the Australian outback? Explore the heart of Australia via the 1500km trek to the iconic outback town of Alice Springs.

Fulfill your outback experience as told in Bill Bryson’s ‘Notes from a sunburnt country’. Explore the outback at your own pace by doing a self-drive down the 1500km trek. See the magnificent views that the Australian outback has to offer including a 300 million year old mountain range and the opportunity to visit the iconic Uluru and Kata Juta.

Driving route

The roads are excellent and very straight. We recommend that you take the following route.

Darwin > Katherine >Tennant Creek > Wauchope > Renner Springs> Ti Tree> Alice Springs.

Once you get outside of the main areas, there shouldn’t be a speed limit, but expect to travel for up to 5 hours on each depending on the driving conditions.

Make sure you check out the interesting places along the way and glimpse the history of yesteryear.


Capital to the Northern Territory, enjoy the warm relaxed streets of Darwin, find action on the waterfront, eat at the night markets and explore galleries that depict the city’s history.

Wauchope (pronounced Walkup)

An interesting place to stop for lunch. You will need to beware of the Cockatoo, as it has picked up swear words from the truck drivers that stop by.

Tennant creek

The traditional homeland of the Warumungu people and their culture, as well as the host to many cattle stations. Historically, it was the last place for Australia’s gold rush.

Wycliffe Well

Known as the UFO capital of Australia and is an interesting place to stay off the Stuart highway. Whilst visiting Wycliffe Well, you can also venture down to the ‘Devils Marbles’.


Also known as the crossroads of the north, the region is located hours away from Kakadu, Litchfield and Gregory National Parks.

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

The most iconic natural wonder that Australia has to offer! You can visit Uluru by taking a 5 hour drive from Alice Springs.

These are a few ideas for you to break up the journey. Enjoy the driving experience in The Outback!

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