Alice Springs is a town in the Northern Territory
of Australia, north of Adelaide. Its population of approx 30,000
makes it the second-largest settlement in the Territory (the only
other towns of significant size are Darwin, the capital, and Katherine).
It is popularly described as "the Alice" or simply "Alice".
A major reason for tourism to Alice Springs is its proximity
to Uluru / Ayers Rock, which is 400 km to the south west.
Alice Springs is located on the Stuart Highway which runs North
/ South from Darwin to Adelaide. In the Northern Territory this
road does not have speed limits. This makes it a popular test location
for hot & high speed calibration work.