A Town Like Alice
½ day | Alice Springs Return
Learn how the town of Alice Springs has evolved into the central hub of the Australian outback. Visit historical sites and some of the essential services delivered from Alice to the community of this vast region. The traditional custodians of the land are the Arrernte people, who refer to Alice as ‘Mpwante’. Visit Alice Springs Reptile Centre, home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia, where you'll have lots of fun, particularly during the show and if you’re game, try the supervised handling session.
Tue, Thu, Sat (Dec-Feb)
from Alice Springs
Alice Springs, 6.00pm approximately
Prices From Code: A3
School of the Air - Call into the School of the Air which provides education to primary school children living on remote properties in the Northern Territory.
Explore the Telegraph Station - The first European settlement in Alice Springs, and learn how it relayed messages between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years.
Visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service - Which delivers medical services to those who live and work in remote rural Australia.
Encounter reptiles - Such as goannas, frill-neck lizards at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.
Enjoy panoramic views - Over Alice and the surrounding West MacDonnell Ranges, from the top of Anzac Hill.
Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.
Prices above may vary according to your departure date.
Make the most of your Day Tour with an Optional Add-On.
Rise early for your transfer to the world class Alice Springs Desert Park where you will witness free-flying birds at the Nature Theatre presentation and see rare and endangered animals such as the Bilby. Time at the Alice Springs Desert Park is unguided; you will explore the park in your own time at leisure. The return transfer to your hotel will leave the Desert Park at 12pm midday. You should then have time to for lunch at your own expense, before you are picked up from your hotel for the ‘A Town like Alice’ Tour.
- • Experienced Driver Guide
- • Comprehensive commentary
- • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to Bring
- • Enclosed walking shoes
- • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
- • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
- • Warm layers in cooler months
- • Low level of fitness required