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My daughter has just been offered a Librarian job in Alice Springs. She will leave either Dec or Jan to take up the post depending on which bit of social media you read.

I've been looking at AS on google maps. Traveling up and down the streets and generally getting used to the place without actually visiting. Dry, hot and very little growing out there apart from native trees by the look. No grass or greenery to be seen except for the gum leaves.

Does anyone here have any experience with Alice in any way shape or form?

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The restaurant is an oasis in that landscape. I could never live there. It would kill me spiritually.

Any time between Easter and the end of September is good. Beware that the nights in winter do get down to 0C. with sunny but cool days.  My choice would be closer to Easter as less tourists (if that is possible), greener and more water in waterholes etc.. 

You will have no problem filling in your days around Alice. My picks would be RFDS tour, Olive Pink Reserve, museums , Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame and the Overland Telegraph Station (also where you'll will find Alice's Spring). 

Thanks Ruth :)

I'll keep those dates in mind while I wait to see how she settles in and what sort of accommodation she has (can she put up one Mum??).

Hi Lissa

I have been out there once before.

My son has spent a year out there and is returning there in January .

He really loves it. Will have a chat with you next week as I am hoping to get to Gayles .

That sounds good Nina. Perhaps he can introduce Clare to the social life of the area.

Hopefully see you at Gayles :)


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