Stunning landscapes and a unique pioneering history create a diverse and exhilarating destination to explore. A thriving, spirited outback center, Alice Springs is as famous for the personality of its locals and traditional art as it is for the natural wonders, including the stunning Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell Ranges surrounding it.
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5 based on 364 reviews
Home of the famous Kangaroo Dundee documentary series (BBC UK / National Geographic USA) Visit kangaroos in their natural habitat on a guided sunset tour.
What a privilege to visit The Kangaroo Sanctuary and be guided by the charismatic Chris Barnes. He is absolutely passionate about the aims of the Enterprise on the site which he leases from the airport. We saw two young orphan kangaroos which were kept in...MoreThank you so much for your lovely review of our Sanctuary, and the additional important advice for future visitors. We are so glad you enjoyed your tour. Kind Regards Tahnee & Brolga
5 based on 414 reviews
We had a wonderful time with World Expeditions. Our guides, Maddie, Earl and Rick were
always bright and cheerful. They worked non stop. They were sensitive to everyone's needs. They could not have done better.
We had a great group of people. The walking was amazing starting with Ormiston Pound and Gorge, an early night and 2.30 am wake up for the climb up Mt Sondor. Breathtaking views. We were given lots of interesting information and the opportunity to listen to the original owners of the land. The accommodation was fine and there was ample food . No one was sick or injured...not even a blister.
A highlight was everyone dancing at dawn to "Ride like the Wind". Lots of laughter.
5 based on 89 reviews
Yubu Napa Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop is now open at the iconic Panorama Guth Building in Hartley Street, Alice Springs. We offer a wide range of contemporary indigenous art as well as beautifully handcrafted souvenirs and gift ideas. Our onsite artist studio is a comfortable space for the artist's to paint in, offering visitors an opportunity to meet an artist and hear the stories of the artwork firsthand! We hope to see you soon at Yubu Napa, the newest Gem in Central Australia
We were warmly welcomed by Karl on arrival. We spent an hour just browsing the wonderful art. The staff were outstanding with knowledge, empathy for the artists and genuine love of art. We were able to watch a magnificent piece of being created by Andrea.
5 based on 93 reviews
About 75 minutes from Alice Springs along all bitumen roads this location was a highlight of our visit to the West McDonnell Ranges area. The camp grounds are extremely well maintained and the kiosk offered a great range of food options including items made by the operator. We had a steak Sandwich which was very reasonably priced and was the best I have ever had. The swimming area was very popular especially with young families. A definite place to visit if you are in the area.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s central desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, birds, animals and people of our arid regions within one, extraordinary tourism and conservation facility. Our ‘natural’ attraction is as distinctive as the Australian desert itself - a truly unique experience that continues to captivate and educate travellers from every corner of the globe. There’s much more to Deserts than meets the eye and our visitors are astonished by the life and beauty they discover on their journey with us.
We thought that this would be a simple nature reserve or scenic viewing point. We were suprised to find an extremely professional park. We stayed about 4 hours.
4.5 based on 716 reviews
History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of the Air was established, it has been at the forefront of developing techniques that continually enhance learning experiences of students living in remote areas of Central Australia.Immerse yourself in history, learn about outback lifestyle, discover world-class innovations and be inspired by what has been and continues to be a uniquely Australian method of education – achieved in “The World’s Largest Classroom”.
Didn't have any real grasp of problems of education for children in Outback despecially in earlier days. Excelllent short film and first class presentation by a so enthusisstic teacher of how works today with advantages of internet and ability for 1:1 work. School was on hoiday when we visited so you might be lucky and catch an extract of a real live class in progress.part of he entry fee goes towards the school and we also bought a few bits and pieces and also donated a book which we inscribed - a really saatisfying touch.
4.5 based on 170 reviews
The Araluen Cultural Precinct is home to some of the most significant artistic, cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs and provides a unique visitor experience, encompassing Central Australia’s key cultural institutions and collections. In its four galleries and 500 seat theatre, the Araluen Arts Centre presents an annual program of Exhibitions, theatre, and film. The Araluen Galleries showcase the beginning and continuing development of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement, particularly of the Central and Western Desert. The Araluen Art Collection includes significant original watercolours by Albert Namatjira in his artistic response to the Central Australian landscape. A “keeping place of stories”, the Araluen Cultural Precinct offers a rich experience set amongst important Arrernte sites significant to the local Arltyerre (Dreaming) including yaye (Big sister hill), yaye akweke (Little sister hill) and a sacred 300-year-old corkwood tree.
There is an entry fee of $15.00 per adult and this allows you access to the whole site. You are met by a staff member who explains how it all works at the entry. The art was lovely but we enjoyed the other areas more....MoreHi Woodgate Family, We are glad to hear you had a great time and got to enjoy all of the Cultural Precinct. We hope to see you again some day!
4.5 based on 244 reviews
We were pleasantly surprized by the amount of Trucks, cars and buggys among others that were on display. The Kenworth's display was amazing. We were so impressed with the amount of information and attention to detail, this display offered, that two and a half hours just passed so quickly. You could spend half a day or more as there is so much to see. I enjoyed it as much as my husband as we wandered around seeing all the old vehicles from our era and before. Well worth the visit and close to town
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Located within the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, the Telegraph Station is the birthplace of the Alice Springs township. Is is an excellent value and must see destination to add to your itinerary while visiting the Northern Territory, and situated 4km north of the Town Centre, is easily accessible for a visit. The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Established in 1871 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and also linking with an underwater cable network to London. Consequently creating the first real communication between Australia and England. Time your visit with one of our 4 daily guided tours (included in the price of your entry). The guided tours will immerse you in the history of the Telegraph Station and the township. Most noteworthy, you will learn about how this monumental innovation that connected Australia to the rest of the World!
We went to have a look at the Telegraph station and to see how it all began for Alice Springs. We arrived just as they were closing so did not get to see in all the buildings. We did manage to see some of the...MoreHi there PKKC I'm sorry to hear you didn't make it in time for one of the guided tours. It sounds like you were able to do somewhat of a self-guided tour, however. Thanks for stopping by regardless! :) Happy and safe travels, Jenn
4.5 based on 788 reviews
The Alice Springs Reptile Centre is a privately owned park which displays an extensive range of reptiles from the Northern Territory of Australia including Terry the Saltwater crocodile and large Perentie Goannas. The talk and handling sessions are a must and are at 11am, 1pm and 3.30Pm daily.
Snakes, crocodiles are not our thing but it would be an error to miss visiting the Reptile centre. There are lots of reptiles to view before you get the chance to get up close and personal with a few of the exhibits.
After trying some times in vain to locate this or that lizard or snake who seemed to delight in camouflaging themselves in such a way that they would look like tree branches or rocks we got the call to sit and learn a little more about the creatures we had seen.
We were educated by a young lady who was able to reassure all that the bearded dragon, the blue tongued lizard and the delightful python would do us no harm as we were given the opportunity to handle them. She most certainly added much to the experience, her knowledge and advice could one day prove invaluable should you meet such creatures when least expecting it.
The exhibit provides excellent value for money and the young lady conducting the talk adds much to the occasion. Highly recommended.
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