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Well worth the drive out

This was our last stop before heading off to Ruby Gap and we spent quite a bit of time exploring... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LaurenB3039
Loved this trip

I just love learning about how the early explorers and settlers struggled to carve out an... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Trigg1962
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2 weeks ago
“Well worth the drive out”
24 Jul 2018
“Loved this trip”
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Arltunga was officially Central Australia's First town born out of a gold rush. Today you can explore the historic and cultural aspects of the Reserve. Its located 110 Kilometres from Alice Springs and some of the road is gravel. Enjoy walking and...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last stop before heading off to Ruby Gap and we spent quite a bit of time exploring all the ruins. This is a very cool place with lots to see and do. We didn't get around to all of it this trip...More

Thank LaurenB3039
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I just love learning about how the early explorers and settlers struggled to carve out an existence. We went in winter and it was hot and dry. Imagine summer! The visitor centre is excellent and gives a good overview of the area. Would have liked...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

It's a long drive to get to Arltunga, including 36km on unsealed roads, but in an air-conditioned 4WD the journey is nothing compared to the desperate and impoverished miners that had to walk from Alice Springs. Information centre provides interesting information about the challenges faced...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

It took so long time to get to Arltunga. Given the significance of the town the road should have tarmac. The visitor centre is fascinating. Really shows how hard it was for prospectors. The restoration of the buildings excellent shame they are vandalised inside, with...More

Thank newyork64
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We spent a few hours at the Arltunga Historical Reserve a couple of weeks ago. We could have spent much more time there. My 7 and 10 year old were fascinated by the displays at the information centre and then exploring the various buildings, mines...More

1  Thank KyKPerth
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I had no idea of the significance of the early settlement of Arltunga until I visited. There is an interesting information centre with lots of historical details...and clean toilets! Wandering around the historic site brings home how hard life must have been. Quite fascinating!

Thank 3littlepigsgotroppo
Reviewed 8 October 2015

You can easily spend hours exploring the various sites of the Arltunga Historical Reserve which are spread over an area big enough for you to want to drive from one point of interest to another. Spend some time at the nicely presented Information Centre first...More

Thank 1never2late
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Took the little people here yesterday. The visitor information centre is really good and informative. Even better, once you've finished there you can go and see these places for yourself. Kids loved looking for gold - Mum got sick of assessing rocks for their gold...More

Thank InfinityandBeyond86
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great day out looking around the old mines and buildings. Its a shame the East Macdonnells aren't advertised as much as the West. 33kms of dirt though so be prepared.

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We we're drawn to Arltunga because (gold) mining is an important part of Australia. The site as a whole is interesting and informative. But I loved the great western mine most. It really made it worth the trip. Especially liked that you are allowed to...More

Thank Leeuw605
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