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.
In the gorgeous Musgrave Ranges. Beanies made by Tjimpuna Dunn and Nyinguta Edwards
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.
Travel from Adelaide or Darwin on this unique overland railway adventure. The changing flora and desert landscape are spectacular.
Greyhound Australia have an enormous network of buses across the country.
Many enjoy the road trip though the wild interiors of Australia, with many routes, suitable for all kinds of vehicle.
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.
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
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