Alice Springs Expeditions
Alice Springs Expeditions
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Multi-day Tours4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursSightseeing ToursDay Trips
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Located in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Alice Springs is the hub to start your journey into the Outback. Alice Springs Expeditions cater for travellers with a sense of adventure who are keen to explore some of the lesser known gems of this ancient landscape. Our bespoke expeditions will take you to the highlights of the Red Centre as well as sites that tourists rarely experience.
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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Mick D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Unbelievable daytrip to Finke Gorge. Our host John had a genuine empathy and knowledge of the area. So glad we decided to go on a guided tour with a professional as the terrain demanded a vehicle and driver that was able to cope. The Finke Gorge was a real surprise so much better than expected both for its beauty and history. Thanks John.
Krysia and Mick
Written 3 November 2023
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Joe D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a most extraordinary trip with John: four amazing days touring the outback region of the Finke River and Kings Canyon via mostly 4WD roads, hiking, camping in swags, viewing expansive night skies and diverse wildlife, and eating wonderful meals. John’s detailed knowledge of the plants, animals, geology, culture, and history of the area was exactly what we hoped for. I’d recommend an outback tour with John to anyone who loves the outdoors and wishes to see the real and raw backcountry of Central Australia.
Written 14 October 2023
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Colleen R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
John was amazing from the very first greeting. He has such a bank of knowledge about desert flora and fauna and the ancient land. Nothing, absolutely nothing was too much trouble for John. If he spotted a bird he would stop so we could find it ourselves, identify it and, if we wanted, take pictures.
The food was out of this world and he had taken extra care to cater for individual dietary needs.
We felt so alive 100% each and every day, living with laughter and fun and adventure and it felt like I was looking through the lens of a 16 year old again, not a care in the world because John had it ALL sorted.
Written 14 October 2023
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Margie N
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A trip of a lifetime! John is a consummate professional and every detail was thoughtfully designed and executed. Without hesitation I would recommend this trip to anyone. Say “yes” to the idea of a trip into the heart of Australia’s desert and contact John to help make it happen! Margie N.
Written 14 October 2023
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Travel22254950255
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Just spent 5 days with John & Ceidleigh camping in Simpson's Gap.
Loved my cosy tent & snuggly warm sleeping bag. The little light inside was a nice touch
Waking up hearing the generator start means coffee time. (Ceidleigh makes the best coffees)
The food was fresh & so so tasty.
Ice creams around the fire.
I needed medical attention while camping both John & Ceidleigh made me feel safe, comfortable & I felt very well looked after.
The best trip with wonderful memories.
Thank you John & Ceidleigh
Written 19 September 2023
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Tannya H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
I have adventured with John & Ceidleigh on 2 trips to the Macdonnell Ranges in 2022 and 2023 and it is the best possible way to camp in the outback! I slept in both swag and tent, each had the cosiest beds with thoughtful little extras.

John’s trailer is the ultimate ‘swiss army knife’ of trailers where gourmet hot meals are cooked, warm showers are had or you can get a cappuccino that is worthy of the best city café.

I travelled with a group of artists and it was the most amazing camping retreat because all that we had to think about each day was exploring the incredible landscape at our own pace. Itinerary was customised and flexible day to day guided by John’s expert and passionate knowledge of the region. And the glorious daily adventure always ended around the campfire with sweet treats and sharing of stories.

Thank you John & Ceidleigh!

Can’t wait to return.
Written 18 September 2023
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Susie D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
John and Ceidleigh's attention to detail, from comfy swags to delicious wholesome meals and even desert showers, ensured a comfortable adventure in the West MacDonnell ranges (Tjoritja). They brought an incredible sense of humour to our journey, and there was never a dull moment around the campfire. John shared his knowledge and deep connection to the Central Desert landscape and made this trip truly unforgettable. We are a group of artists who were able to focus on our creative work and not have to worry about anything else.
Written 14 September 2023
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Mandi W
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We have just spent two of the most incredible days with John. He was caring and attentive to all our needs, including my dietary requirements with two delicious lunches and morning teas. John chose exquisite sites to have our rest breaks and pointed out all manner of unexpected sights. Nothing was too much trouble and he took our suggested itinerary and made it so much better with places included that we had never thought of. The four wheel driving experience was one of the highlights but as well, there were so many beautiful and interesting places that he took us to along and around the East and West Mac Donnell ranges. We highly recommend you contact John to discuss your stay in central Australia.
Written 8 August 2023
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ColinAndChristina
Auckland Central, New Zealand73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
With our adult daughter we had the most amazing four days/three nights with John on our short expedition going the 'long way' from Yulara/Uluru to Alice Springs. Communication with John prior to our arrival in the Red Centre in arranging dates to suit us, his proposal of an itinerary, and answering our questions as novices to outback travel was great. He also very willingly incorporated a couple of places and activities that we particularly wanted. John is extremely experienced in the territory and has a deep knowledge of its flora and fauna and the indigenous culture. This is backed up by what he has brought to ASE from earlier roles as well as his wonderful personality plus skill as a chef and genial host. The expedition vehicle was very well suited to the at times rough terrain making travel very comfortable, and the way his trailer was kitted out was impressive and quite an eye-opener to us. As is to be expected the cost of a bespoke (and all inclusive) expedition like this was greater than the three of us tourists being part of a coach group tour. However if your travel budget can be stretched just a little then time with John and his Alice Springs Expeditions is certainly the way to see the significant sights of the Red Centre and to really experience something of the solitude and vastness of the Northern Territory. Thank you again John for the fabulous time you gave us - it is greatly appreciated.
Written 26 July 2023
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katkatkattj
Los Angeles8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
We two Americans booked a dream trip to Australia in 2019 and finally realized it in 2022. Alice Springs Expeditions provided excellent support for our group, far beyond our expectations. I recommend them very highly.

John provided an impressive setup, driving us through Australia’s Red Centre for more than a week with two utes (picked up some lingo!) with the sweetest grill, storage, showers, toilets, and refrigerator. The rig is a thing of beauty! Ceidleigh and John provided just the right amount of food, which was fresh, simple, and exquisitely prepared.

John taught us how to set up our swags and these cozy tent-things kept us warm on cold winter nights and gave us a great look at the stunning night sky; we were lucky to have a waning moon and could see all five of the visible planets, the Southern Cross, and the Greater and Lesser Magellanic clouds.

John has a deep relationship with the traditional land custodians, and we had wonderful get-togethers with Arrente and Tjoritja peoples. John and Ceidleigh never tired of answering our many questions about the places we traveled through. They were very nimble when plans needed to change and had terrific ideas about alternate activities.

You could not do better than book an expedition with Alice Springs Expeditions.

(That was my head-torch left behind in the swag, by the way—I guess it’s yours now, John.)
Written 14 July 2022
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