Alice Springs Shopping
(Alice Springs, Northern Territory - NT, Australia)
Alice Springs and surrounding areas of Australia's Northern Territory (NT) have very reasonable shopping facilities and you will be able to purchase most things you need. Particularly central and therefore extremely convenient is the recently opened Yeperenye Shopping Centre, which resides on Hartley Street and is home to around 40 speciality stores, including travel agents, florists, a supermarket and a camera shop.
One of Australia's most highly regarded centres for Aboriginal arts, Alice Springs has a large concentration of shops along the central Todd Mall, with local shops selling a range of authentic Aussie souvenirs, such as didgeridoos, boomerangs and Aboriginal paintings. The main shopping centre in Alice Springs is situated close to the tourist office, around Hartley Street, Gregory Terrace and Todd Mall - a large pedestrianised area.
Most shops in the Alice Springs and Northern Territory area of Australia are open from 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and on Saturday from 09:00 to around 12:00. Shopping is generally very restricted on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays, when only a handful of essential shops are open, such as pharmacies.
Situated along Todd Mall, the weekly open-air Craft Market contains an exciting atmosphere and the Alice Springs Craft Market is full of local handicrafts, gifts and handmade items, most of which are fairly inexpensive.
The Todd Mall markets are always full of bargains and attract large crowds of people, including locals and tourists visiting Alice Springs. The markets have become an important part of local life and offer a great place to save money and purchase some truly unusual items.
Market stalls and market traders in Alice Springs do not accept credit cards for purchases and cash is always the best way to pay for your market goods, with haggling often securing a more favourable price.