There are a number of firms running transfers to and from the airport, including shuttle bus, taxi and hire cars. The airport is about 20 km south of town.
Alice Springs has a population of just under 30,000 people and is fully serviced. You can get pretty much anything you want here. It's just like being at home. Except sunnier. And there's 200 km of single track only 5 minutes from your doorstep. And people smile and say g'day. And there's no traffic. And you can see the stars and milky way at night. You get the picture.
There are two major supermarkets and about 10 smaller independent supermarkets around town.
There are four bike shops representing most of the major bike brands:
- Penny Farthing - Avanti Plus, North Stuart Highway
- The Bicycle Centre, North Stuart Highway
- Smith St Velo, Smith Street (that came as a surprise didn't it?!)
- Outback Cycling, Todd Mall
There are a range of restaurants and cafes around town and a well developed network of bike paths. So getting about is easy.