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Around Alice Springs


Around Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Attractions

Just a few places to see while in The Alice.

School of the Air
is just around the corner from us. We suggest you visit the world’s largest classroom, covering more than 1.3 million square kilometres (502,000 square miles) at the Alice Springs School of the Air. The school makes it possible for children living in remote Central Australia to participate in school classes from preschool to year 9. A visit with a duration of 45-60 minutes is recommended, This includes enough time to view their film, a guide presentation and observe a live or recorded lesson, as well as an opportunity to enjoy their displays and shop.

Telegraph Station
When the Overland Telegraph Line was built, they chose to build a repeater station at Alice’s Spring which they thought was a permanent waterhole. Here you can get a glimpse of life for the early European settlers and the operation of the Telegraph Station, as well as it later use as an education centre for part aboriginal children known as the Bungalow; a wartime army base during World War 2, and an aboriginal reserve. It is walking distance from here or we can take you there, see the Kangaroos early morning or late evening. It is also the starting point for the Larrapinta Trail.

To continue learning about the history of Alice Springs, enjoy the Heritage Walk in the Central Business District. This is a self-guided tour of the town centre which highlights 9 historic buildings and attractions. Three of the stops are also a part of The Flynn Trail: Flynn Memorial Church, Adelaide House and Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility.

Anzac Hill – for a 360 degree view of Alice Springs Township.

Alice Springs Golf Club – Enjoy a game of Golf on the 10th top rated Desert Golf Course in the World with the beautiful ranges in the back ground and at times you may see the wild life. Enjoy a meal at the Restaurant or relax with a drink on the verandah .

Visit Olive Pink Botanic Gardens
Australia’s only arid zone botanic garden, where five self-guided walks take you around the garden. Keep your eyes open for interesting sculptures. While at the Botanic Gardens, enjoy the walk up Meyers Hill where great vistas of Alice Springs can be viewed.

Alice Springs Desert Park
The Desert Park is a great place to see plants and animals of Central Australia. There are 3 desert habitats where you can see and learn about the flora and fauna in each. You can see emus, dingoes, and kangaroos, watch a free-flying bird show, have a close encounter with a wedge-tail eagle and visit the nocturnal house to see the mammals and reptiles that come out at night in the Outback

The Flying Doctors Museum – this is a must
The Tourist Facility demonstrates to visitors the importance of the RFDS to outback Australians and the medical care required to service isolated regions. Step inside a replica RFDS aircraft and feel what it is like to be a patient at 15,000 feet. Watch the RFDS film in the cinema and learn how they provide medical services to the Australian outback. Walk through the museum and enjoy interactive touch screens featuring operations of the Service. Relax in the air conditioned cafe and have a coffee or lunch.

Pioneer’s Women’s Hall of Fame – is just up the road from the Flying Doctors,

The Reptile Park – is also across the road from the Flying Doctors .

Transport Hall of Fame –
To learn about Australia’s road transport heritage, visit National Road Transport Hall of Fame.

National Road Transport Hall of Fame
the Old Ghan Train Railway Museum, the Kenworth Dealer Truck Museum and the Miniature Railway collectively make up the most comprehensive land transprot museum in the southern hemisphere.

MacDonnell Ranges -The East & The West MacDonnell’s Ranges
The Ranges stretch over 650 km running east-west through Alice Springs. The Larapinta Trail extends over 223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges, going from Alice Springs Telegraph Stationbackbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges, going from Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Mount Sonder. The tallest mountains in the Northern Territory are found in theWest MacDonnell Ranges, along with several permanent and semi-permanent waterholes nestled in the gaps and gorges. Enjoy swimming at Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge and Glen Helen Gorge. The waterholes are also a good place to do some bird-watching. Camping is available at Ellery Creek Big Hole, Redbank Gorge, Serpentine Chalet, and Ormiston Gorge; camping fees apply and are payable at each camping area. Walking is a good way to experience the various gaps and gorges. There are many marked trails ranging from easy to challenging. There is information about the natural and cultural environment at each site. The East MacDonnell Ranges are not as well-known as the West MacDonnell Ranges, but they do provide beautiful scenery for walking, camping and four-wheel-driving. You can also visit Arltunga, a ghost town that was the site of gold mining in the 1930’s. Camping is available at Trephina Gorge, John Hayes Rock Hole, Ruby Gap, N’Dhala Gorge and Ross River Resort; some offer bush camping, others offer pit toilets, picnic tables and drinking water. Camping fees apply and are payable at each camping area.

Enjoy a guided tour of the Northern Territory’s oldest working cattle

station, Undoolya Station, and enjoy views of the East MacDonnell Ranges.

Muk Muk Fine Art – Website only
– for good quality aboriginal art, visit http://www.mitchellfineartgalleery.com

West McDonnell’s Ranges

  • Simpson Gap and look for the rock wallabies
  • Standley Chasm – be there for midday to see the sun direct on the Chasm Walls
  • Ellery Creek Rock Hole where you can swim and relax
  • Serpentine Gorge
  • The Ochre Pitts
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Glen Helen Gorge

See Emily & Jessie’s Gap, Corroboree Rock,
John Hayes Rock Hole (4 wheel drive) Walk the trails at Trephina Gorge.

Rainbow Valley
Travel 97 klm south down the highway and turn onto a 4 wheel drive road to see the beautiful outback colour and rock formation.

Palm Valley
Tours are available or a 4 wheel drive vehicle is required.

Chambers Pillar
Travel 160 klms to see the magnificent land mark (4 wheel drive only)

Curtain Springs
On the Lasseter Highway – www.curtinsprings.com

Outback Ballooning
http://www.outbackballooning.com.au
The perfect way to appreciate the vast remoteness and spectacular dawn colours of the Australian Outback. Transfers and refreshments included with every flight

Sight Seeing Tours Australia
Visit Uluru – http://ulurutoursaustralia.com.au


Bed & Breakfast Links

Australian Bed & Breakfast Association
Australian Bed and Breakfast Membership site


Car Rental

Thrifty Alice Springs

Airport Transfers
Alice Wanderer Airport Transfers info@alicewanderer.com.au

A&P Private Hire Car
Arrange a pick up direct or we can arrange it for you – paull@anp.com.au

Rent New Cars Australia
http://www.rentnewcars.com.au/
Check if Vehicle’s available for off road 4 wheel driving.


Travel Agencies

Small World Journeys – Cairns
For accommodations and tours – www.smallworldjourneys.com.au

Travel Essence Ltd

Umfulana

A Good Rest B&B
51 Dixon Road, Alice Springs 0870
NT Australia

Phone: + 61 8 8952 5272
Mobil: + 61 0418 652 506

Email: agoodrest@bigpond.com

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