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Getting there

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.

ernabella beanies

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

By Plane

QANTAS flies into Alice Springs from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin and Yulara most days.

VIRGIN Australia flies into Alice from Adelaide and Darwin several times a week.

By Train

The Ghan

Travel from Adelaide or Darwin on this unique overland railway adventure. The changing flora and desert landscape is spectacular.

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, and there are lots of routes some suitable for 4 wheel drive, others 2 wheel drive

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

Nyinguta Edwards beanie festival

Nyinguta Edwards spins on a Pitjantjatjara spindle



There are plenty of great accommodation options in Alice Springs. If you are planning to spend a lot of time at the Beanie Festival then the Stuart Caravan Park is across the road from the Araluen Arts Centre and has cabins, caravans and camping options.
Phone 1300 823 404 and book early.

Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs

Or search TravelNT

Getting to the Festival

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.

Other great things to see and do in the Red Centre

Trip Advisor



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