Discover the magic of Australia’s Red Centre with a direct flight from Brisbane to Alice Springs! Perfect for a short break or a long weekend, this iconic destination offers stunning landscapes, rich culture, and unique experiences.

Where is Alice Springs?

Alice Springs is located in the Northern Territory of Australia, near the geographic centre of the continent. It lies approximately halfway between Darwin to the north and Adelaide to the south. Alice Springs is known for its desert landscapes and unique rock formations and as a gateway to iconic landmarks such as Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

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Why Fly Direct from Brisbane to Alice Springs?

Brisbane is approximately 2,000 kilometres (about 1,243 miles) from Alice Springs. The direct flight typically takes around three hours. If direct flights are unavailable, connecting flights via major hubs such as Sydney or Melbourne are also an option, though these will take much longer.

Flying direct from Brisbane to Alice Springs offers numerous benefits, making your journey quicker and more straightforward by eliminating the need for layovers and transfers. You’ll spend less time traveling and more time exploring the stunning landscapes and unique attractions of Alice Springs. Direct flights often mean a more comfortable and stress-free travel experience, with fewer hassles associated with changing planes or navigating different airports. These routes are typically more efficient, helping you make the most of your short break or long weekend. Arrive refreshed and ready to dive into the rich cultural experiences, breathtaking scenery, and outdoor adventures that await in Australia’s Red Centre.

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Window view flying to Alice Springs from Brisbane.

Looking out the window enroute to Alice Springs

The Brisbane Alice Springs Flight Route

The flight from Brisbane to Alice Springs typically follows a west-southwesterly route, crossing over Queensland’s vast expanses, the Northern Territory border, and remote outback areas before descending into Alice Springs.

I waved goodbye as we flew over Mt Coot-tha and then headed northwest between Miles and Emerald towards Alice Springs. There were a few bumps along the way, so the Captain changed the flight level to give us a smoother ride. Looking out on a vast, flat, khaki coloured land I could see punches of deep green and chunks of sparse forest.


Chris ‘Brolga’ Barns from The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary owner Chris ‘Brolga’ Barns cuddles a kangaroo joey

Things to do in Alice Springs

Alice Springs, located in Australia’s Northern Territory, offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors.

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Kerry Heaney cuddles a kangaroo joey

Visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary

A visit to The Kangaroo Sanctuary is an Alice Springs Must-Do.  Owner Chris ‘Brolga’ Barns shot to fame thanks to a BBC series on his work at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. This is a place to learn about and celebrate the beautiful and iconic Red Kangaroo. Their guided sunset tour is a leisurely and educational walk through the Sanctuary’s 188-acre wildlife reserve, where visitors might meet the kangaroo characters from “Kangaroo Dundee” (BBC/Nat Geo Series) and many others. The Sanctuary is located outside of Alice Springs | Mparntwe. The kangaroos come first, and since kangaroos sleep during the day, they are not disturbed. This is why the guided tours are held in the late afternoon, just when the kangaroos are starting to wake from their daytime sleep. The Sanctuary can only be visited on a pre-booked sunset tour. Public tours are available on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Explore Desert Park

Explore the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage of the desert at Alice Springs Desert Park, which features interactive exhibits and presentations.

Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Experience the stunning landscapes of the Red Centre from above with a hot air balloon ride at sunrise.

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

Learn about the history and operations of the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides healthcare to remote areas.

Explore Aboriginal Art

Visit local art galleries such as the Araluen Arts Centre to view and purchase Aboriginal art and learn about Indigenous culture.

Take a Cultural Tour

Join a cultural tour to learn about the traditions, stories, and history of the Arrernte Aboriginal people who have lived in the region for thousands of years.

Visit Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Explore the historic Telegraph Station, which played a crucial role in early communications across Australia.

Hike in the MacDonnell Ranges

Explore the stunning landscapes and walking trails of the nearby MacDonnell Ranges, offering opportunities for hiking, photography, and nature-watching.

Enjoy Local Cuisine

At cafes and restaurants in Alice Springs, you can sample local delicacies and cuisines influenced by Indigenous ingredients and outback flavours.

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Chris ‘Brolga’ Barns from The Kangaroo Sanctuary.