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Alice Springs Cultural Precinct

Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
+61 8 8951 1120
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Ranked #12 of 34 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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Scotts Head, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Can't understand why in a cultural place they would not have local aboriginal works on offer to buy. Craft shop is tacky. Albert Namatjira works on display are fantastic as is the other aboriginal works. Better signage to Alberts Namatjira grave site would be helpful.

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victoria
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7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I just love going up this hill and seeing the view. I took my wife here and she enjoyed it, so did our travelling companion. Missed out on seeing the sunset this time. We did go after dark and enjoyed seeing the lights. I would put this down as a must do .

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you are only going to visit Alice Springs once in your life - go for the Desert Mob festival in the first week of September. The weather is perfect....twice the temperature of Melbourne that time of year. The symposium day gives you the opportunity to hear Aboriginal people from remote communities talking about culture, art and community. It is... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Araleun Cultural Precinct has a mix of Aboriginal and other local history displays which are educational as well as entertaining. There is an admission charge which covers entry to all parts of the precinct. Surprizingly there is quite a lot to see – far more than we expected. The Araluen Arts Centre has a display of some of Albert... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This centre was a surprise as to how good it was. The whole centre takes in the Araluen Gallery Art, the NT Museum & the Aviation Museum, all in the one admission price so fantastic value. You do need at least 3-4 hours to wander through all the places. The Araluen Gallery include many of the original Albert Namajira paintings,... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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