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Arltunga Historical Reserve

Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8956 9770
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Not really worth the journey

It took so long time to get to Arltunga. Given the significance of the town the road should have... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
newyork64
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Allow lots of time for this treasure

We spent a few hours at the Arltunga Historical Reserve a couple of weeks ago. We could have spent... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
KyKPerth
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Perth
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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 picnicking. Camping facilities are not available.
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6 Feb 2018
“Not really worth the journey”
14 Oct 2016
“Allow lots of time for this treasure”
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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Even though we live in Alice Springs, we decided to go out to Arltunga for a leisurely drive. Stopped at John Hayes Rock Hole (Trephina Gorge) on the way for a swim. The track in to the swimming hole is a bit rough at the...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Arltunga Historical reserve is located about 110km out of Alice Springs. Head through The Gap and take the turnoff to your left towards the East MacDonnell ranges. The road is sealed for almost 80km before taking the sigh posted turn of to the left for...More

12  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
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