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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

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    What to Expect
    Known as the gateway to Australia’s rugged Red Centre, Alice Springs is a unique and vibrant community shaped by aboriginal culture, colonial influences, and the challenges of isolated desert living. After pickup at your hotel in the afternoon, begin with a stop at the historic Overland Telegraph Station. Built in 1872, the communications outpost was a key link in connecting early frontier settlements across Australia.

    Located in the geographical center of Australia nearly 800 miles (1,288 km) from another major city, Alice Springs residents have learned to adapt to an isolated lifestyle. Learn how students in remote surrounding areas receive an education through the radio at the School of the Air, and visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base, which provides on-call medical aid to isolated communities. 

    Next, get an up-close encounter with famous Outback’s wildlife at Alice Springs Reptile Park. See some of the world’s most venomous snakes including taipans and death adders, scaly desert dwellers like goannas and thorny devils, and even a resident saltwater crocodile. Cap off your half-day tour with a drive up to Anzac Hill, where you can admire fantastic views of the copper-colored West MacDonnell Ranges and the township of Alice Springs nestled among the rugged landscape.

    Desert Park Option

    Should you choose to include the Alice Spring Desert Park Option, you will have the morning free to visit the park at your leisure. Rise early for your transfer to the world-class Alice Springs Desert Park where you will witness free-flying birds at the Nature Theatre presentation and see rare and endangered animals such as the Bilby. Time at the Alice Springs Desert Park is unguided; you will explore the park in your own time at leisure. Then have time to for lunch at your own expense, before you are picked up from your hotel for the ‘A Town like Alice’ Tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Tour concludes in Alice Springs at approximately 6pm
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Professional, local guide
    • Commentary by driver
    • Touring by luxury, air-conditioned coach
    • Entry to the Telegraph Station, site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs
    • Entry at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia
    • Entry to School of the Air, the world's largest classroom
    • Entry/Admission - Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre
    • Entry/Admission - Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Alice Springs Reptile Centre
    Exclusions
    • Food and drink
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vehicle used is 21 seated coach
    • Please note: School of the Air is only open Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Although this four hour trip covered the main tourist spots of Alice I felt that time at each place such as school of the air and flying doctor service was rushed compared with the time spent at the Reptile Centre. I was glad I had done the independent walking tour myself
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    Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Janet, It is always disappointing to hear when our guests do not enjoy their experience with us. This is definitely not something AAT Kings are proud of, and would love to understand a little better your comments above. If you could please email myself on Kirsten.finalyson@aatkings.com.au, so I can get to the bottom of your disappointment. Thank you again for your review, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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    Awesome trip, all places are interesting. Could do with more time in some places but you can’t have everything. Our coach driver Ian was great.
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    Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi there! Thank you for your review! It is always great to hear the experiences our guests are having on tour with us! Thank you for your feedback in regards to timings on tour, it is great to see ways we can improve. Ian is a wonderful drivers guide so it is great to hear you enjoyed our time with him, and we will be sure to pass along your comments. We look forward to welcoming you on AAT Kings tours in the future!
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    Very educational, short and would be able to see Alice Springs. I was glad i did it. Good to see what Alice Springs can offer you. We saw Reptile Centre, Royal Flying Doctor, Air School. Anzac Hill and around old town of Alice Springs.
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    Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
    Responded 9 Jul 2019
    Hi there! Thank you very much for your review! Our half day A Town Like Alice tour is a wonderful tour that shows all Alice Springs has to offer in minimal time! We are pleased to here you enjoyed these experiences and look forward to seeing you on AAT Kings tours in the future!
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    If you have limited time in Alice Springs but want to see the must see sights, then this tour is for you.
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    Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
    Responded 8 Jul 2019
    Hi Tanya, Thank you for leaving us a great review! All of our Alice Springs tours are designed to show you all Alice Springs has to offer in a limited time, so we are pleased to hear you enjoyed you touring with us! Thank you for leaving us a wonderful review, and we look forward to seeing you on AAT Kings tours in the future!
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    Very efficiently run tour, driver was right on time for pick up from our accommodation. Informative and interesting talk at School of the Air including a live cross from teacher to student in remote location. Royal Flying Doctor HQ was another highlight, again with interesting
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    Response from aatkingsaustralia, Manager at Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
    Responded 8 Jul 2019
    Hi Patricia, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with us here in Alice Springs! Our tours are designed for you to see & experience all of Alice Springs so it is great to hear you enjoyed this tour! Thank you for writing such a great review and we hope to see you on AAT Kings tours in the future!
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