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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Home of Kangaroo Dundee (BBC/Animal Planet) Guided sunset tour
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of the Air was established, it has been at the forefront... more » Owner description: History, Lifestyle & Innovation…Since 1951 when Alice Springs School of the Air was established, it has been at the forefront of developing techniques that continually enhance learning experiences of students living in remote areas of Central Australia.Immerse yourself in history, learn about outback lifestyle, discover world-class innovations and be inspired by what has been and continues to be a uniquely Australian method of education – achieved in “The World’s Largest Classroom”. « less
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors

Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia’s central desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, birds, animals and people of  these arid regions... more »

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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs . Established in 1872 to relay messages between... more »

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Ranked #6 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Owner description: Situated in the heart of Alice Springs Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum is a must for visitors to the town who would like to... more » Owner description: Situated in the heart of Alice Springs Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum is a must for visitors to the town who would like to learn a little more about the Aboriginal Culture in Central Australia. The museum features the private collection of paintings and artefacts gathered over many years by Mbantua Gallery owner, Tim Jennings. View watercolours by Albert Namitjira and Gabriella Wallace, a Top End artefacts display, numerous examples of shields, weapons, boomerangs and spears. Make sure to take the time to read the information boards detailing Aboriginal customs and rituals. Free entry! « less
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
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Ranked #8 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: For kids who like reptiles, this huge reptile display is paradise, featuring over 30 species and a chance to feed and get up... more » Owner description: For kids who like reptiles, this huge reptile display is paradise, featuring over 30 species and a chance to feed and get up close to many of them. « less
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Ranked #11 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Museums; Cultural
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... 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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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Museums
Owner description: Winner of the 2012 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Award for Best New Tourism Development. Since 1928 the Royal Flying... more » Owner description: Winner of the 2012 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Award for Best New Tourism Development. Since 1928 the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has provided 24-hour emergency medical services to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia. Today, the RFDS provides the finest care to more than 275,000 Australians each year – that’s one person every two minutes. Visit the original Alice Springs working base operating since 1939 to learn more about this unique service. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a non profit organization, with 100% of all profits made from tours, purchases in the café and from our online store going straight to the replenishment of medical equipment. « less
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Ranked #14 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: Tourism Central Australia proudly represents the spectacular region of Central Australia, including Alice Springs, Uluru,... more » Owner description: Tourism Central Australia proudly represents the spectacular region of Central Australia, including Alice Springs, Uluru, Tennant Creek, and everywhere in between! Our Visitor Information Centre in the heart of Alice Springs can provide up to date travel and tour information. Welcome! « less
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Ranked #15 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at this museum, which tells their stories through... more » Owner description: Over 100 Australian who were pioneers in their fields are featured at this museum, which tells their stories through photographs, artifacts and other memorabilia. « less
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Ranked #16 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Farms; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #17 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The 16 ha area that is now Olive Pink Botanic Garden was gazetted in 1956 as the Australian Arid Regions Flora Reserve after... more » Owner description: The 16 ha area that is now Olive Pink Botanic Garden was gazetted in 1956 as the Australian Arid Regions Flora Reserve after intense lobbying by the Garden’s founder, and first honorary curator, Miss Olive Muriel Pink.The Garden is part of a substantial area of contiguous Crown Land that extends east from the Todd River on the southern edge of the Alice Springs Central Business District. Prior to 1956 the land was unoccupied and grazed variously by feral goat, rabbit, and cattle populations, such that the vegetation on the floodplain area was fairly modified and devoid of tree and shrub cover when Miss Pink took up occupancy there in 1956.Miss Pink and her Warlpiri assistant gardeners spent the next two decades battling drought conditions and almost non-existent operational funding to develop Miss Pink’s vision for the Reserve. Together they planted a somewhat eclectic collection of trees and shrubs native to the central Australian region as well as various cacti, garden flowers, and introduced trees around Home Hut that could withstand the harsh summers. « less
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Ranked #18 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
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Ranked #19 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
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Ranked #20 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: Learn to play a didjeridu, throw a spear or boomerang and get a real feel for the Aboriginal culture and music at this... more » Owner description: Learn to play a didjeridu, throw a spear or boomerang and get a real feel for the Aboriginal culture and music at this fascinating gallery. « less
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Ranked #22 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Outdoors
Owner description: - the jewel of the Arrernte/Central desert region,50kms west of Alice Springs off Larapinta drive, surrounded by MacDonnell... more » Owner description: - the jewel of the Arrernte/Central desert region,50kms west of Alice Springs off Larapinta drive, surrounded by MacDonnell Ranges National Park, Access via natural riverbed trail (1.2km/20min walk),natural growth rare cycads Macromesia Macdonelliae , protected by statute Spectacular 80m sheer face rock passage, optimum viewing time in Noon, direct sunlightKiosk Café - Fresh Ground Café, Scones, Icecreams, Meatpies, SodaGroup catering by bookings only Other menus -Grills /salad luncheon,TeasSouvenir shop & local Aboriginal crafts jewellery artefactsGood coach parking facilities – picnic tables/BBQBasic Facilities for Camping for walkers/groups « less
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Ranked #24 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
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Ranked #25 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Museums
Owner description: Ingeniously designed to accommodate the local climate and conditions, this building was the first hospital in Alice Springs,... more » Owner description: Ingeniously designed to accommodate the local climate and conditions, this building was the first hospital in Alice Springs, and now houses a local history museum with photographs, old radio equipment, maps and publications. « less
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Ranked #26 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of Australia.
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Ranked #27 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Category: Casinos/Gaming
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Ranked #28 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
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Ranked #29 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
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Ranked #30 of 32 attractions in Alice Springs
Owner description: Intrigued by Alice-Mparntwe this young city which has 50,000 years of History? L’ Astragale offers an 3 hours in company of a... more » Owner description: Intrigued by Alice-Mparntwe this young city which has 50,000 years of History? L’ Astragale offers an 3 hours in company of a friendly local. - Culture and Indigenous Art of Central Australia,Todd Mall and its artists,- History: the town, monuments and buildings with the anecdotes of the characters of the past -Excursion designed by you.Regardless of your choice, those 3 hours will be unique, amusing and personal. « less
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