Sights in Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Sights range from historical landmarks to dried out rivers. Alice Springs is the country’s most well-known Outback town so there are going to be sights in this town that you definitely won’t want to miss. One thing to keep in mind is that it is going to take more than a day or two to see and do everything that Alice Springs has to offer.

Old Telegraph Station

This station operated for over 60 years as the sole means of communication for people in the town. Even after the telegraph services were no longer needed the building was still operational, but this time as a school for Aboriginal kids. Inside the old station you will be able to see how communication has developed over time.

Anzac Hill

This is perhaps the most popular landmark in Alice Springs because of the panoramic view of the town that it provides. Not only can you see the entire town from the landmark, you can also see the West and East MacDonnell Ranges. This landmark was dedicated to the members of the armed service who died during World War I. Now it has become a memorial to anybody who has served in the armed forces to defend Australia in the various wars the country has been involved in.

Alice Springs School of the Air

This historical building will allow you to see how children who live in this remote part of the country have been able to take part in school classes without having to travel huge distances every day. This building shows you the history of the town of Alice Springs as far back as 1951, but best of all it gives you insights into the lifestyles of the children of the town. The School of Air is one of the most unique educational methods in the world, and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view.

Stuart Historical Reserve

This monument is located on Stuart Highway, just a little north of the town. The monument was erected in honor of John Stuart who was an explorer. The monument is erected on what most people consider to be the center of Australia, at least geographically. While visiting the monument you can also visit the mountain next to it that is named after the same explorer.

Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve

Nobody is really sure what the true significance of this reserve is to the Eastern Arrernte people, but it does have a lot of importance to the local people. Although it probably was not a corroboree site it is believed that it was a place where men carried out important ceremonial activities. Throughout the reserve you will find informative signs that will help teach you more about the area.

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There are several places in Alice Springs worth a visit. Trace the history of the first telegraph station in the red centre or find out for yourself whether the ‘Flying Doctors’ have anything to do with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Besides that, Alice Springs is located centrally and a good place to set off for exploration of the bush and the desert. There are several nature parks nearby. This is also the area where you'll find the famous Ayers Rock also knows as Uluru.

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School of the Air

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This school provides an educational service for about 150 kids in Central Australia. Besides formal education, they are taught all sorts of practicalities concerned with living in the country side.

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Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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This is the place just outside Alice Springs where the first telegraph station was built (not in the least because of the continual water-supply by the springs). Later, the telegraph station was moved to the town. You can pay a visit to the former station, located at a ten miles’ distance from Alice Springs. The surroundings lend themselves admirably to the purpose of exploring the outback.

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Anzac Hill

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You must walk up Anzac Hill and enjoy the sunset from the top! My photos are spectacular and it's a lovely way to spend the early evening, albeit with many other people.

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Olive Pink Botanic Garden

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The purpose of this botanical garden, founded by Miss Olive Muriel Pink, is to increase the awareness of the importance of Australia’s flora.

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address:Tuncks Road
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Transport Heritage Centre

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Old Timers Folk Museum

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The Mecca Date Garden

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The Spencer & Gillen Museum

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Nice collection of natural history geology and Aboriginal culture.

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The Alice Springs Desert Park

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Alice Springs Desert Park

 

In the space of a few hours discover the secrets of the desert. See and hear the stories of the plants, animals, and local Aboriginal culture at daily guide presentations. Witness free-flying birds of prey, see rare and endangered animals and enjoy a cinematic journey of the creation of these deserts.

 

Facilities include Café, free audio guides (English, German, French, Japanese), electric scooters, gift shop and a picnic and BBQ ground. more..

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tel:08 89518788
openingHours:7:30am to 6:00pm (excluding Christmas Day)
url:www.alicespringsdesertpark.com.au
address:Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT
email:asdp@nt.gov.au

The Alice Springs Desert Park

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Alice Springs Desert Park

 

In the space of a few hours discover the secrets of the desert. See and hear the stories of the plants, animals, and local Aboriginal culture at daily guide presentations. Witness free-flying birds of prey, see rare and endangered animals and enjoy a cinematic journey of the creation of these deserts.

 

Facilities include Café, free audio guides (English, German, French, Japanese), electric scooters, gift shop and a picnic and BBQ ground. more..

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