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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 are 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, 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

Nyinguta Edwards beanie festival

Nyinguta Edwards spins on a Pitjantjatjara spindle



Alice Springs has a great diversity of accommodation options, from camping and hostels, to plush hotels and resorts.

Diplomat Motel

For 2015, we're pleased to recommend our accommodation partner, the Diplomat Motel. A well-appointed, fully serviced property located in the heart of Alice and only a short walk to the major tourist attractions, shops and Todd Mall. The Diplomat features FREE Wifi, a Restaurant, Tavern and more. Check their website for more information. To receive Special Beanie Festival rates, call  08 8952 8977 and quote Beanie Festival (only via phone). 

Standard rooms from $105 per night and Superior Ground Floor rooms from $125. 





Stuart Caravan Park

Adjacent to the  Araluen Arts Centre, is the Stuart Caravan Park is across the road from the 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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