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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

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Highlights
  • Discover the history of Alice Springs
  • Visit the Royal Flying Doctors
  • Spend time at the School of the Air and join in a lesson
  • Get up close to the snakes and lizards at the Reptile Park
  • See panoramic views over the township and West MacDonnell Ranges
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Half day Alice Springs highlights tour including entry and return hotel transfers to Alice Springs Desert Park.
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Overview
Discover the legendary heart of Outback culture on this half-day highlights tour of Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn how residents have adapted to ultra-remote living at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and the School of the Air. Encounter fearsome desert creatures at the Alice Springs Reptile Park, and take in sweeping views of the West MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
What to Expect
Known as the gateway to Australia’s rugged Red Centre, Alice Springs is a unique and vibrant community shaped by aboriginal culture, colonial influences, and the challenges of isolated desert living. After pickup at your hotel in the afternoon, begin with a stop at the historic Overland Telegraph Station. Built in 1872, the communications outpost was a key link in connecting early frontier settlements across Australia.
Located in the geographical center of Australia nearly 800 miles (1,288 km) from another major city, Alice Springs residents have learned to adapt to an isolated lifestyle. Learn how students in remote surrounding areas receive an education through the radio at the School of the Air, and visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base, which provides on-call medical aid to isolated communities. 
Next, get an up-close encounter with famous Outback’s wildlife at Alice Springs Reptile Park. See some of the world’s most venomous snakes including taipans and death adders, scaly desert dwellers like goannas and thorny devils, and even a resident saltwater crocodile. Cap off your half-day tour with a drive up to Anzac Hill, where you can admire fantastic views of the copper-colored West MacDonnell Ranges and the township of Alice Springs nestled among the rugged landscape.
Desert Park Option
Should you choose to include the Alice Spring Desert Park Option, you will have the morning free to visit the park at your leisure. Rise early for your transfer to the world-class Alice Springs Desert Park where you will witness free-flying birds at the Nature Theatre presentation and see rare and endangered animals such as the Bilby. Time at the Alice Springs Desert Park is unguided; you will explore the park in your own time at leisure. Then have time to for lunch at your own expense, before you are picked up from your hotel for the ‘A Town like Alice’ Tour.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very professional and informative tour with five attractions. Tour guide was friendly and pick-up on time.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Marilyn M
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave AAT Kings a review! We are please dot hear you enjoyed your experiences with us! We hope to see you on further AAT Kings tours in the future!

Reviewed May 9, 2019

Sit back and relax on this guided tour of Alice Springs, where you will visit Anzac Hill with Alice spread out below, The School of the Air, Telegraph Station, The Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and the Reptile Center. All in all a fabulous half...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jayne J
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! Alice Springs is definitely a tour that you need to experience if this is your first time to Central Australia! Alice Springs has so much history! We will definitely let "Biscuits" know...More

Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

I can recommend this tour to everyone that wants to learn more about the history and culture from Alice Springs! Short stops at the different sights of Alice make it even more informative. Especially the reptile show was the best I’ve seen so far! Thanks...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

The half-day tour takes us to the interesting places in Alice Springs. From there we understand more about Alice Springs as the geographical center of Australia. It is a very relaxing tour starting at 1:30 pm and picked us at hotel. It is good after...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Playfullady
aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2019

Hi, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us on the " A Town Like Alice" tour. It is great to hear our guests are enjoying such a wonderful tour! We hope to see you on further AAT Kings tours in the...More

Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Excellent afternoon - very knowledgeable young presenter at reptile center made for an unanticipated highlight. Glad of the inclusion of Anzac Memorial. Genial and knowledgeable guide conveyed his own genuine appreciation for the area and Community. ( He also went out of his way to...More

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aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave AAT Kings a review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour in Alice Springs! AAT Kings pride themselves on friendly & knowledgeable guides and we are happy to hear you experienced this in Central Australia!...More

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