Stop at the Telegraph Station, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback. Visit the School of the Air, an educational service for children living in remote areas and Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Conclude with a panoramic view of Alice Springs from Anzac Hill.
Daily (Apr-Nov & Mar) Mon, Thu, Sat (Dec-Feb) 2.00pm, Alice Springs (or earlier from selected hotels)
This afternoon 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.
Hear from your Driver Guide how Alice Springs began as a radio repeater station along the Overland Telegraph Line
Call into the School of the Air, which provides education to primary aged children living on remote properties in the Northern Territory
Explore the Telegraph Station, site of 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
At the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, encounter goannas, frill-neck lizards and meet Terry the saltwater crocodile!
Top off your afternoon with a panoramic view over Alice and the surrounding West MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill
Adult iA person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).
Child iA child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+.
Some tours have min. age requirement
Concession iA holder of a valid concession card.
Before your tour of the town, why not immerse yourself in the beauty of the Central Australian desert at the Alice Springs Desert Park? It’s home to a vast range of plants and wildlife native to the area. You can really experience the beauty and diversity of this incredible landscape. The Arrernte people, traditional owners of the park, are also on hand to share their local wisdom and knowledge. Before leaving the park, be sure to visit the Nocturnal House and Birds of Prey presentation.
Prices above may vary according to your departure date.