Central Australian home amongst the gum trees

Central Australian home amongst the gum trees


Apr 2018

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

A 2 storey, 2 bedroom home in the centre of Australia. Amongst the trees and birds, there are views of the desert ranges and the home is a stone throw from the river (dry desert river unless it rains upstream). A community of units make this a secure place to stay. We have a small enclosed patio out the back and the front is open space to run around and is shared - though the neighbours are all very quiet so you'll generally have the run of it. We have a barbecue and outdoor dining set out the front under the tree canopy.
The house has 2 queen beds.
There is ample secure parking.
Some well established restaurants, bars and their swimming pools are within walking distance, as is the local casino and corner store. Town, all other shops, Tourism/Visitors Centre, art galleries, more cafes and restaurants and a winter Sunday markets, are a 4km stroll away along the tree-lined river.
Alice Springs is the closest town to the internationally renowned Uluru/Ayers Rock - which is a relatively close (in Aussie terms) 500km away. Alice Springs is a great base to explore the wider region - the MacDonnell Ranges are at your door step along with the Larapinta Trail for hiking, go gem fossicking 2 hours north, explore recent colonial history, experience local Aboriginal culture, and swim in a number of outback waterholes.
Alice is an "outback" town where you'll find all kinds of characters, interesting sites and things to do. It is geared for tourism and adventure, but in a low-key, typically Aussie, friendly manner.
We can arrange a cleaner if you would like.


More about us

  1. We have 3 children - the girls are 7 and 5 years and a 3 year old boy.

  2. Nikki is currently home with the kids and doing part time furniture restoration and landscaping. Said works for the federal social services department, managing a local office.

  3. We all love the outdoors, camping, slow living and the quiet family lifestyle. Our home reflects this.

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Where is it?


5km walk from town centre amongst the gum trees, along the river (dry river bed most of the time).
Short walk to local store, markets, restaurants, bars and cafe.
Unit is amongst others in a quiet complex.
Area is an average Alice Springs suburb.
Alice Springs is the closest major town to Uluru (Ayers Rock), iconic travel destination.

Buzzy restaurants
Being a town that readily accommodates tourists, there are many restaurants to choose from. SOme are within short walking distance.
Cool bars
Head into town for a drink and bite. There are also local bars and restaurants within a short walk.
Cozy cafés
There is a local cafe and tourist complex within a short walk,
Retail therapy
Alice Springs isn't known for its retail options. However, you will pick up great local artist wares and souvenirs for all budgets.
Bit of culture
Local Aboriginal cultures are represented in the local tourism businesses. You will be able to learn, share and experience local Aboriginal customs through many opportunities.
Walks in the park
Being across the road from the river, scenic walks are easy.
Spot of exercise
Walking tracks are literally across the road. You can walk or cycle along the riverside paths to town, bars, restaurants and Sunday markets. Given Alice Springs is flat, with ranges breaking up the skyline, it is easy to walk or cycle anywhere in town. There is a gym within a short walk, and laps pool.
Day tripping
The central Australian waterholes, cultural sites and national parks are easily accessed. Some within a walk, others an easy half-day to full day trip. 500km away is Uluru (Ayers Rock), this may seem far, but by Australian standards on outback roads, is considered relatively close. It is about 4.5 hours drive away.

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