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Travelling to Australia’s Red Centre can be a great way to experience the beauty of the land and see native wildlife in their natural habitat. If you’re travelling on business, or your planning a family excursion, or you’re a solo traveller seeking adventure the plethora of outdoor activities is sure to please. From hiking trails and hot air balloon rides, to sunset barbeques at Uluru and desert camel rides, Alice Springs has something for everyone. And, when you book cheap flights from Auckland to Alice Springs with Webjet, you can start your desert holiday off with more money in your pockets.
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The best time to visit Alice Springs
The climate of Alice Springs in Australia’s Red Centre experiences hot summers and cold winters. Summer is a rainy season and temperatures can reach up to 45°C (104°F). In autumn, visitors can expect moderate days ranging between 12-27° (53-80°F). May is the shoulder month between autumn and winter and sees the best weather. It’s also the best time to catch great deals on cheap flights from Auckland to Alice Springs. Winter months between June and August see cold days and even colder nights. Daily temperatures range between 4-20°C (40-68°F) with nights falling below 0°C (32°F). Warmer spring days bring pleasant temperatures hovering between 14-30°C (57-87°F). As the wet season approaches, expect magnificent thunderstorms and cool evenings.
Departing From Auckland
Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Emirates Air fly from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Alice Springs Airport (ASP). Total travel time is a little more than eight hours and includes one stopover in Sydney (SYD).
Getting to Auckland Airport
The 40-minute ride from the city centre to Auckland Airport can be made via city bus, private shuttle, or taxi. The City Express route on the Sky Bus runs 24 hours a day and will cost $18 NZD. You can pick up the route along Mt Eden Road or Dominion Road then get off at Queen Street. If you’re travelling in a larger group, a private licensed shuttle may be more economical. The provider will charge up to $35 NZD for one passenger and $8 NZD for each additional group member. There are many taxi companies throughout Auckland and fees to the airport may vary. Expect to pay between $38 NZD- $75 NZD for a one-way fare.
Parking at Auckland Airport
Leaving your car at the airport during your trip doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Auckland Airport offers steep discounts for travellers who book parking well in advance.
Where to Park at Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport has six different parking options available to travellers. For an international trip from AKL to ASP, there are four budget friendly parking solutions to choose.
• Valet Parking: Uncovered Valet Parking is ideal for travellers who prefer quick and easy parking with close access to the terminals. Daily parking for secure, uncovered Valet Parking starts at $49 NZD per day.
• Car Park D: Perfect for travellers looking for long term covered parking close to the terminals. Auckland travellers can enjoy a 2-3-minute walk to the terminals and expect to pay $48 NZD per day.
• Car Park A: Use the uncovered Car Park A lot if you don’t plan on staying in Alice Springs more than a few days. The lot is close to the terminals and rates start at $48 NZD per day.
• Park and Ride: The official off-site car storage of Auckland Airport is with Park and Ride. The safe and secure lot is the cheapest parking solution for domestic and international travellers. Daily rates start at $32 and include free shuttle service to and from the airport that runs every 15 minutes.
Arriving in Alice Springs
If you’re hungry after the flight or if you’ve forgotten an essential item, take advantage of the restaurants and boutiques inside Alice Springs Airport (ASP).
How to Get from Alice Springs Airport to Your Alice Springs Hotel or Accommodation
Aside from a rental car, there are two main methods of airport transfer out of Alice Springs Airport (ASP). Taxis are available outside the terminals with fixed rates for transfer to the city centre. One-way fare is $30 AUD ($32.50 NZD). The Airport Shuttle Bus can take passengers from the airport to the city centre. One-way fare for adults is $16.50 AUD ($17.30 NZD) and a child’s ticket is $8.50 AUD ($8.90 NZD). Arrangements can be made with an attendant inside the airport.
Things to do in Alice Springs
Get up close to kangaroos or walk through aviaries inside the stunning wildlife sanctuary at Alice Springs Desert Park. This part botanic garden-part wildlife sanctuary is a mix of carefully created desert habitats including rare wildflowers. Book a nocturnal tour to see many of Australia’s natural predators in their element. Hiking and outdoor enthusiasts will head to Larapinta Trail. As one of the world’s greatest long distance hikes, the 223 kilometre (139 mile) snakes along the backbone of West MacDonnell Ranges between Alice Springs and Kings Canyon. Hiking the entire trail can take more than 12 days, however, smaller trails and paths are available for hikers of all fitness levels. For a bit of shopping, souvenirs, and Aboriginal art shops, head to Todd Mall, which is the official main street of Alice Springs. The tourist rich area is home to shopping, restaurants, and cafes. Book a camel ride excursion for one of the Outback's most iconic experiences. Ride along the amazing red heart of the country on the back of a calm and patient camel where you will pass Ironbark and Mulga trees and vast clay flats. Experience the rugged scenery including remarkable views across the MacDonnell Ranges. You can also see native wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, budgies, and more.