Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia? If you're planning to go to Alice Springs, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Based on the climate and weather in Alice Springs, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Alice Springs, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Alice Springs.

If you go to Olive Pink Botanical Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you go to Old Ghan Heritage Railway and Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Alice Springs.

What to wear/what to pack for Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia by month

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January

If you vacation in Alice Springs during January, you are likely to notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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February

February in Alice Springs is scorchingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

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March

March in Alice Springs is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you vacation in Alice Springs during April, you may see that it is hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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May

If you vacation in Alice Springs during May, you will probably notice that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 30 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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June

If you are traveling to Alice Springs in June, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

July is mild and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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August

August in Alice Springs is balmy and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 10% to 20% range on average.

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September

If you visit Alice Springs during September, you will probably notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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October

If you visit Alice Springs during October, you will probably notice that it is constantly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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November

If you visit Alice Springs during November, you will probably notice that it can be sweltering and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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December

December is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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