Transport

FREE FESTIVAL SHUTTLE BUS

The easiest way to get to Parrtjima is by taking one of our free buses. Bus stops are located at both festival precincts, as well as around Alice Springs CBD and some of the popular hotel precincts.

PARKING

There is no public car parking accessible at the Parrtjima Desert Park precinct, however more capacity is available at nearby Albrecht Oval and other Park’n’Ride locations throughout Alice Springs. From these locations, you can catch a shuttle bus that operates on a 20 minute loop, walk along the shared bike and walking path from Albretch Oval to the Parrtjima site (approx. 900 metres).

TAXIS

A taxi from Alice Springs CBD to the Desert Park takes approximately 10 minutes.

CYCLE PATHS

The journey can also be completed on dedicated cycle paths – please ensure you have all the necessary equipment including lights and a helmet. Places to lock up your bike are available at both precincts.

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Bus Route 1

  • 1st Bus Collects:

    Opposite G’Day Mate (along Palm Circuit) - 6pm

  • Last Bus Departs:

    Alice Springs Desert Park - 10.50pm

  • Frequency:

    Every 15 minutes*
    *except Palm Circuit stop - Opposite G’Day Mate, which is serviced every 30 minutes

1

Palm Circuit - Opposite G’Day Mate

  • Address: 31 Palm Circuit, Ross
  • Type: Pick up / Drop off only
  • Car Spaces: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
2

Convention Centre

  • Address: 93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs
  • Type: Pick up / Drop off and Park’n’Ride
  • Car Spaces: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
3

Visitors Information Centre

  • Address: Cnr Todd Mall & Parsons St, Alice Springs NT, 0870
  • Type: Pick up / Drop off only
  • Car Spaces: No (in surrounding areas there are parking locations)
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
6

Alice Springs Desert Park

  • Address: 871 Larapinta Dr, Alice Springs NT, 0870
  • Type: Pick up / Drop off only
  • Car Spaces: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bus Route 2

  • 1st Bus Collects:

    at Araluen Cultural Precinct

  • Last Bus Departs:

    Alice Springs Desert Park - 10.50pm

  • Frequency:

    Every 15 minutes

3

Visitors Information Centre

  • Address: Cnr Todd Mall & Parsons St, Alice Springs NT, 0870
  • Type: Pick up / Drop off only
  • Car Spaces: No (in surrounding areas there are parking locations)
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
4

Araluen Cultural Precinct

  • Address: 61 Larapinta Drive, Araluen NT, 0870
  • Type: Pick up / Drop off and Park’n’Ride
  • Car Spaces: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
5

Albrecht Oval (Outbound Service Only)

  • Address: Cnr Albrecht & Jamieson Pl, Larapinta NT, 0870
  • Type: Pick up / Drop off and Park’n’Ride
  • Car Spaces: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
6

Alice Springs Desert Park

  • Address: 871 Larapinta Dr, Alice Springs NT, 0870
  • Type: Pick up / Drop off only
  • Car Spaces: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes