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A trip to Alice Springs can be a great experience for families, honeymooners, or solo adventurists. Bring your camera along and take advantage of the sunset photo opportunities at Uluru or ride through the dessert on camelback. Take the family on a tour of the Outback and see native Australian wildlife in the bushlands. Snag great finds on Aboriginal art or simply enjoy the beauty of the land. No matter who you travel with or what you plan to do in the desert, finding cheap flights from Christchurch to Alice Springs is a great way to start off your trip.
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The best time to visit Alice Springs
The arid climate of Alice Springs in Australia’s Red Centre experiences extreme temperatures in both summer and winter. Summer months can be wet and see temperatures soaring up to 45°C (104°F). Autumn tends to be a bit cooler with manageable day time temperatures ranging between 12-27° (53-80°F). While May is considered autumn, the shoulder month is actually cooler and can see light rain. Crowds dissipate toward the end of autumn making it a great time to snag deals on cheap flights from Christchurch to Alice Springs. Winter nights in the desert can dip below 0°C (32°F) while daytime temperatures can reach up to 20°C (68°F). If you’re travelling during winter, be sure to pack plenty of layers and heavy coats. Springtime temperatures can bring pleasant days ranging between 14-30°C (57-87°F) and see the occasional thunderstorm.
Departing From Christchurch
Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Emirates Air provide the shortest flights from Christchurch Airport (CHC) to Alice Springs Airport (ASP). Travel time is less than nine hours and includes one stopover in Brisbane (BNE) or Sydney (SYD).
Getting to Christchurch Airport
Taxis and Uber can get you to the airport from the city centre in 15 minutes with light traffic. Expect to pay $45 NZD for the one-way fare. The cheapest airport transfer is via the metro bus. The Purple line and route 29 buses will get you to the airport in about 20 minutes and will cost $8.50 NZD per ticket. You can also reserve a ride on the Super Shuttle that runs 24/7. The ride-sharing shuttle is great for large groups. Single travellers will pay $25 NZD but if you’re in a group, each additional passenger is only $8 NZD.
Parking at Christchurch Airport
To save even more money on your trip from CHC to ASP, pre-book your parking in one of the four convenient lots for international travellers.
Where to Park at Christchurch Airport
Each of the car parks at Christchurch Airport includes 24 hour monitoring and are close to the terminals.
• Short Stay: This uncovered lot is ideal for quick trips and includes an easy 3-minute walk to the terminals. Daily rates in the Short Stay lot start at $27 NZD.
• Long Stay: Ideal for longer stays to international destinations. Daily rates for Long Stay start at $27 NDZ and you can enjoy a short 5-minute walk to the terminals.
• Orchard Road Park: The cheapest and most preferred parking option at Christchurch airport. Daily rates start at $22 NZD
• Craddocks: For travellers looking for covered or uncovered storage, the Craddocks provides an on demand shuttle service to the terminals. Daily parking rates start at $80 NZD for covered slots and $60 NZD for uncovered storage. Pre-book your slot prior to arriving for added savings.
Arriving in Alice Springs
Alice Springs Airport (ASP) has a variety of food and travel stands available to travellers. If you forgot an item, you can likely find an item in one of the boutiques throughout the airport.
How to Get from Alice Springs Airport to Your Alice Springs Hotel or Accommodation
Taxis and the Airport Shuttle Bus are available to take passengers from Alice Springs Airport (ASP) to the city centre. Authorized taxis have fixed rates of $30 AUD ($32.50 NZD). If you’re in a larger group, the Airport Shuttle Bus may be a cheaper option. 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
No visit to Alice Springs is complete without a visit to the iconic Uluru. Pay a visit to the Erldunda Roadhouse and take in all the authentic, hand-crafted Aboriginal art. Book a tour to enjoy a sunrise breakfast and watch the massive spectacle of Uluru come into view. No matter if you’re on a romantic retreat, family holiday, or solo adventure, the up-close look at the rock’s red surface as the sun rises is an experience you will never forget. Escape the touristy feel of Todd Mall and shop like a local. Yeperenye Shopping Centre and Alice Plaza are two shopping malls located in the city centre. Slither and slide your way through the home of the largest reptile display in Central Australia at Alice Springs Reptile Centre. The extensive range of reptiles includes a Saltwater Crocodile, Perentie Goannas, Thorny Devils, and frill-neck lizards. Daily shows for lizards and pythons include a supervised handling session. For a romantic escape or to get a bird’s-eye view of the desert, book a hot air balloon excursion. The open air experience is one you and your partner will never forget. Bring a hat and coat with you for a pre-dawn lift off and watch the sun rise over the desert plains.