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Alice Springs Cultural Precinct

Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8951 1120
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Ranked #14 of 31 attractions in Alice Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Four-wheeling
Owner description: You’re sure to find something in this complex that grabs you, whether it's fossils at the natural history Museum of Central Australia, aircraft and... more » Owner description: You’re sure to find something in this complex that grabs you, whether it's fossils at the natural history Museum of Central Australia, aircraft and wreckage at the Aviation Museum or Aboriginal and contemporary art at the Araluen Centre. « less
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Canberra, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Araluen Gallery is an impressive cultural resource. There is lots of parking and if you happen to be in town when there is an exhibition opening the catering is impressive with good wine and sushi. We caught the Ground Rush opening which was a stunning exhibition containing video, photography, performance and music, sculpture and painting. The calibre of the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There are a number of interesting buildings to explore on this precinct so take your time and do it justice.As other reviewers have said not everything is open all the time,and certainly when we went during the week this was true, but we went back on the weekend and all was open. The site is basically on the old Alice... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited during a rare rain day (Sunday, when lots of other things closed in Alice). The museum was great and very informative with lots of fossils, rocks, information about the ancient and more modern history of the area, animal specimens european explorers etc. The Albert Namatjira gallery was also good to see but small, and there was some other... More

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brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There was an exhibition of Namatjira School paintings on so they were memorable. The stained glass window is awesome.

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Toronto
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We enjoyed walking between the various historic buildings and chatting with the staff. Most are volunteers and very helpful. However, opening times are variable and not always predictable because they are manned by volunteers. Still, it was my favourite part of my trip to Alice, and I would recommend taking the time to see The Residency and the school, in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Absolutely loved Alice Springs the accommodation at big 4 caravan park was very inviting, shopping fantastic the culture was a lesson in itself learnt so many things. Alice Springs I will be going back for another holiday and make sure next time it will be longer thanks for the wonderful experience :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Blend of Aborininal Culture and History of the town. Also craft shop and workshop and also an art gallery all in one place. Entry is to everything.

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I found it ironic that you could pay silly money for 'aboriginal souvenirs' in this area then be walking back down the street to your hotel only to find drunk aboriginals all over the street intimidating people and screaming at you not to take their photo just because you had a camera in your hand.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Don't miss the excellent Art Gallery! You'll learn a lot about different styles of aboriginal art. Exquisite quality! Then join the locals for one of the many cultural events taking place in the Theatre here, be it a night at the opera, comedy, ballet or the Art-house Cinema on Sunday nights (7pm).

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Sydney Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It's a rather 'cold' environment without too much in the way of a welcome. The feel is far more that it is a shop than a place to also just appreciate the art on show. I would have liked to have returned to see if it was just the day I went - but didn't get the chance. It would... More

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