Places to visit in Alice Springs

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Places to Visit in Alice Springs

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  • Scott G
    Washington DC, DC308 contributions
    Fantastic outback backdrop for a super park. It is well done -- with different areas, easily walkable, and lots of animals to see. The bird show was terrific, and a zookeeper provided us with a talk about the dingoes. A man gave a great lecture about some Aboriginal history. The park includes a great deal to see and learn; while it is big, it is surprisingly compact. Great place for everyone -- include families with children.
    Written 10 December 2022
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  • MNT
    58 contributions
    This was educational and heartfelt. It is not a zoo. It is a sanctuary for rescued kangaroos. You have to book the tour and there's a transfer from and to your hotel. The tour goes for about 3 hours and you get to spend your time exploring the grounds, holding a baby joey, and learning about kangaroos.

    I highly recommend this tour. Amazing in so many ways.
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • Nicola B
    5 contributions
    The trail is sometimes challenging, but so worth it. An incredible experience in the Australian semi-arid bush with wonderful views at every turn. The scenery changes so much along the length of the West McDonald Ranges, which was unexpected and kept me thinking it couldn't get any better - but it did! Orminston Pound was my favourite spot - definitely do the Pound Walk as a side trip to the Larapinta. Mount Sonder for sunrise was amazing too!
    Written 16 October 2022
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  • Rachel H
    Hackham216 contributions
    This was part of our AAT Kings "Town like alice" tour and I am so glad we did! This was a very interesting experience in central australia which was very informative and interesting!

    I love visiting sites of historical importance and this did not disappoint. I love learning about the history of how the telegraph line was built and what an amazing piece of hard work it was! You are given a map and are free to spend as little or as much time as you would like walking around exploring this historical site. The map itself was great and very easy to read.

    The site also included the actual "alice springs" and a cafe/souvenir shop.

    Definitely well worth a visit. Unfortunately I can't remember the actual admission price as it was part of a tour, but I believe it would be worth it.
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Rachel H
    Hackham216 contributions
    As part of the AAT Kings "Town Like Alice" Tour, we arrived at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum in Alice Springs. The actual base is out at the airport (naturally). We were greeted warmly by the staff who guided our small group of 3 people into the theatre where we watched a short video (John Flynn was a hologram and narrated it) about the history of the RFDS. It gave us a great insight into what exactly they do, how they do it and why they do it.

    After the video presentation we had some free time to wander around the museum which had some very interesting arfefacts including a medical kit from the 1950's. One of the highlights was an actual plane where you got to go inside and have a look around to give yourself an idea on what was inside - the size of it and what they would have carried.

    There was a large souvenir shop - I bough a gorgeous pilot bear. I work in medical administration and this tour gave me a wider insight into what goes on medically wise in this great australian country of ours.
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Rachel H
    Hackham216 contributions
    Great views from the Anzac Memorial over the township of Alice Springs. You don't need to spend too long (particularly if its hot) but its a great opportunity to have an overview of the town.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Rachel H
    Hackham216 contributions
    As part of our AAT Kings tour of Alice Springs. This was the last stop on the tour. I not a huge fan of snakes let alone anything "creepy crawly" (in fact i have a phobia of spiders) but I thought...I want to learn more...so in we went.

    We had an excellent guide who took us through some of the inside exhibits (the poisonous snakes, pythons etc) which were safely behind glass (fine by me..haha). Outside we were introduced to some more interesting critters, including the thorny devil, a goanna (which I could have held him), a perentie and Terry the Crocodile (who was cooling himself off in his enclosure).

    Short visit only (they closed up after us). Wish i had've held one of the goannas.
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Jef123456789
    King's Bromley, UK95 contributions
    Paid a quick visit to view the gallery and ended up buying a large painting by Dulcie Long Pula. Ric, the owner, was excellent and very helpful in arranging the shipment back to the UK at reasonable cost.
    Great to see artists working in the back of the gallery and to hear about how they are fairly treated and remunerated.
    Some of the other art and gifts on sale are also of interest.
    Recommended.
    Also there is a good coffee shop opposite if you need to think about your purchases!
    Written 16 December 2022
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  • Len G
    1 contribution
    Make plenty of time to see everything as there's a lot to see and read, I also camped out the back, its not 5 star but its cheap and that's what I was looking for.
    Written 3 January 2023
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  • Sania S
    1 contribution
    The women's museum is a wonderful place. It is nice to have a place dedicated to women's history in Australia.
    Written 12 January 2023
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  • Rachel H
    Hackham216 contributions
    Araluen Arts Precint includes art galleries, museum of central australia, central craft, yayes cafe and aviation museum. The art galleries were amazing which were an insight into indigenous art including some artwork from Albert Namatjira. The staff were very friendly and helpful. $6 entry fee for non-territorians which was well worth it.

    The museum of central australia was a small museum which also was a $6 entry fee which sadly for me was not worth it. I even suggested that they have a combo entry fee of $10 for both the museum and the art galleries! The cafe was very busy even during the summer season.

    The aviation museum was closed during my visit unfortunately. I visited the alice springs cemetery which was next door which has notable locals interred including Albert Namatjira.

    Overall a good experience particularly the art galleries.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • ronp1954
    Langford, Australia798 contributions
    First stop in town to find out what is happening and for locations to visit. Ladies there were friendly and very informative. Helped us to plan our days in Alice Springs. Plus had a good range of souveniers to choose from
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • Scott G
    Washington DC, DC308 contributions
    The outback scenery is ruggedly lovely. You can do some easy-to-moderate hiking. When we were there the cafe wasn't open, and we didn't see any rock wallabies (though we save "evidence" of them), however, a chance to explore the outback when you're in Alice Springs is, in my opinion, a must do.
    Written 10 December 2022
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  • D P
    Wellington, New Zealand6,530 contributions
    What an absolute beautiful spot. Perfect for a picnic or a refreshing swim. The water is cold but not that bad, just don’t jump in as there are lots of underwater logs you could get caught on. Otherwise the water was clear and the scenery stunning.
    Definitely one of my favourite billabongs
    Written 11 November 2022
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  • JElliot32
    New South Wales, Australia3,615 contributions
    The Finke Gorge NP is home to Palm Valley, a flourishing oasis in a vast expanse of red that contains a large stand of ancient palms and cycads. It is a wonderful, truly beautiful place, with a couple of tracks taking you to the edge of the forest of palms. However, the road into the NP is rough, especially the last 5-6 km or so. Definitely suited to high-clearance 4WDs only. We had a hired a 4WD in Alice and it handled the track admirably, but it is not a road for the faint-hearted nor SUVs used to suburban streets.
    Written 3 July 2021
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