Learn about the history of the Arrernte people, the traditional owners of Mpwante (Aboriginal name of Alice Springs)! Listen to the tales shared by your expert guide about the customs of the local community.
See giant goannas & frill-neck lizards up-close at the largest reptile centre in all of Central Australia! Go inside the Gecko Cave to see a diverse range of gecko species from all over the Northern Territory.
Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service headquarters and see its interactive museum to learn all about its notable history of aeromedical services through stories & images.
Visit historical sites of Alice Springs and know how the essential services delivered from Alice made this extensive region a central headquarters to a flourishing tourism industry.
The Australian Outback promises everything from culture, heritage and diverse wilds to all its visitors. So does Alice Springs, a town that has evolved as a central hub of the Aussie Outback. Get to know Alice on this half-day sightseeing coach tour!
Start off on board a comfortable coach to enjoy sweeping views of the town as your expert driver/guide relays snippets about its story.
Here comes your first stop, School of the Air, instituted in 1951. Learn how this school achieves the seemingly impossible task of delivering education to primary school children across the Northern Territory via satellite!
Next, comes the Alice Springs Telegraph Station built in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide. This historical reserve ran a long course of 60 years as a telegraph station. Later, it also served as a school for the local Aboriginal children.
Did you know that Alice is also home to the headquarters of the highly respected Royal Flying Doctor Service? A critical service in the region, the RFDS offers its facilities to locals & visitors alike.
Next is the largest reptile centre in all of Central Australia. Meet Terry, the saltwater crocodile and many other fierce lizards. See a diverse range of gecko species inside the Gecko Cave.
End your tour by paying tribute to all Australian men and women who lost their lives in wars at Anzac Hill. Enjoy this detailed discovery of Alice, a fount of history & heritage, in just half-a-day with this detailed sightseeing tour!
Complete your Alice Springs exploration with this upgrade and explore the Central Australian desert at the Alice Springs Desert Park. See native flora and fauna and meet the traditional custodians of the area, the Arrernte people, to learn more about their history. Also, visit the Nocturnal House and Birds of Prey presentation.
Operates: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Departure/Pickup Location: From Alice Springs
Boards: 13:45 | Departs: 14:00 | Returns: 18:00
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