Getting There

Free bus to the Festival phone Kris on 0408 436 928.

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 slowly and soak up the country. Discover your Central Australian options here.

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. 

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

Opposite 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

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

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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

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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