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Travel and Accomodation

Alice Springs and the Red Centre is one of Australia’s truly unique experiences and the Beanie Festival is a great excuse to see the wonders of the Northern Territory. Depending on the time you have available, you can just fly straight in, or take it slow and soak up the country.

Getting to Alice

By Plane QANTAS and VIRGIN Australia  both fly into Alice.

By Train The Ghan  Travel from Adelaide or Darwin on this overland railway adventure. The changing flora and desert landscape are spectacular. Check out the Creative Incentives Tour on the Ghan from Darwin.

By Bus  Greyhound Australia have an enormous network of buses across the country.

By Car Many enjoy the road trip though the wild interiors of Australia, with many routes, suitable for all kinds of vehicle.

Outback Now has itineraries and ideas to help plan your trip. Or if you want to share a ride check out Co-Seats


Alice Springs has a range of accommodation options including including camping, cabins and hostels, hotels and resorts.

Stuart Caravan Park

Adjacent to the  Araluen Arts Centre, is the Stuart Caravan Park. It is across the road from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival and has cabins, caravans and camping.

 Phone 1300 823 404 and book early.

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs

Vatu Sanctuary

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Diplomat Hotel

Standard Rooms for $125 per night or Superior rooms for $145 per night.

Tel: +61 8 8952 8977
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Or search TravelNT

Creative Incentives Tour

The Ghan
In 2016 in partnership with Creative Incentives  a tour is on offered on the Ghan from Darwin to Alice. Travel in style to the festival!

Titjikala Community Tour
 A community tour of Titjikala is on offer directly after the festival. Enjoy some felt making in this remote community.

Check out tour  offered to Uluru.
Enjoy one of the world's greatest train journeys, see some amazing scenery, see Aboriginal art and make friends. Maybe even have a knit. it will be a unique tour and don't miss out. This one isn't offered every day!!


Free Festival Bus

Over the Festival weekend the festival provides a free bus service to pick up and drop off to your accommodation. Phone 0408 436 928 to book the bus. There are also taxis available.

There are bike paths from town to the Araluen Galleries. Many hostels can rent out bikes. Walking is also an option from town.

Other great things to see and do in the Red Centre

Trip Advisor


Nyinguta Edwards beanie festival

Nyinguta Edwards spins on a Pitjantjatjara spindle

ernabella beanies

In the gorgeous Musgrave Ranges. Beanies made by Tjimpuna Dunn and Nyinguta Edwards


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