Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We welcome you to Western Aranda country. Come, share our stories, our art and our history, enjoy your visit here. From here you can explore the Finke Gorge National Park and beyond.
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,443 contributions
Sep 2022
We visited this historic mission as part of an AAT tour to Palm Valley. You do have to be prepared to pick up the brochure and work out what was what yourself as there were no tours available for us but it's still a worthwhile site to visit. There is also a small shop selling local art and, up to the end of September, a cafe offering good scones and chocolate brownies.
Written 13 November 2022
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Phil K
Sydney, Australia383 contributions
Sep 2022
We were there on the day of a local community member's funeral so there were no guides or tours. However, we'd done our historical research and had an idea of what we'd find, so were fairly well prepared. As a town Hermannsburg isn't much. One pretty rough caravan park and some local shops. But the mission itself is an interesting place to wander around and just explore at your own pace. Lots of signage that identifies each building and most are open for walking through. There's no visible security so we can only hope things remain unvandalised. To summarise, first do your research, then go there for a visit. It's very photogenic so take lots of pictures for late reference and comparison with the old photographs you can find on your PC.
Written 7 October 2022
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Drover
Perth, Australia17 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The glossy brochures and other tourist information suggested that a stay at Hermannsburg would be worthwhile. What a disappointment. Signs told us we couldn't enter private residential areas, including the area where the historical precinct is. The town was very unwelcoming, run-down, untidy and definitely did not welcome tourists. There was no caravan park. We kept driving to Alice Springs.
Written 19 July 2022
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527judea
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
May 2022
A brilliant portal into the tough and industrious lives of the missionaries and indigenous people of the mission. Full of fascinating historical displays, stories and buildings. Well worth the trip and entry fee.
Written 29 May 2022
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Taxidhi
Australia121 contributions
Jul 2021
A very well-preserved settlement, that was the Hermannsburg Mission and is now under Aboriginal ownership and management. It's a bit of a trip out from Alice
Springs, but all on bitumen, and we found it well worthwhile. The buildings, artifacts and stories really bring those times to life.
Written 29 December 2021
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Nigel L
Adelaide, Australia641 contributions
Jul 2021
An important display of our history with well preserved buildings including the church where the Lutheran missionaries tried to inculcate Christianity into the Aboriginal people of the area. Excellent history of the tannery and smithy and a lovely tea room. Worth a visit.
Written 25 July 2021
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,372 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
The tidiest and most interesting bit of Hermannsberg is this place. It’s got a lot of history, the grounds are tidy and restful with birds snd palms everywhere.
Written 24 June 2021
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia2,179 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
If you are out this way, this place should not be missed. Such an important and key place in the recorded history of the region.

The site is quite extensive, is extremely well signposted and a fascinating several hours can be spent here.

Within the grounds is a cafe where good coffee can be bought: they even had gluten free cakes available.

A gift shop also offers a range of aboriginal art and artefacts for purchase.
Written 29 November 2019
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patriciabF8495MV
MELBOURNE, Australia51 contributions
Sep 2019
The historic precinct provides an understanding of the missionary that operated there in the 1800s and a slight insight into the settlers interactions with the Aboriginal community. There are numerous museum artifacts such as machinery and an art gallery. Additionally, there is a tea room for a well deserved rest, a cool drink or a cuppa and yummy treats.
Written 29 September 2019
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Sandy T
Toongabbie, Australia143 contributions
May 2019
Good to be able to walk around at our own pace and see the history of the mission and the area. Captions were worth the read.
Written 27 September 2019
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