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Alice Springs - Places to Go

 

Every corner you turn in Alice Springs you will find a place or attraction that unveils another piece of the story that makes this town what it is. A place rich in culture, art, nature and history, don’t make the mistake of not allowing enough time to see and experience it all!


Discover ancient geology at the Museum of Central Australia, and take a trip through time to unfold a story of the giant Megafauna that once roamed the land at Megafauna Central. Want to say hello to some of our smaller creatures that exist today? The Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Alice Springs Desert Park are home to a range of native animals that you can get up-close and personal with. Here you can unfold the stories and culture of the Arrernte people, and their connection with the desert. 

Leave a day to discover the tales of the early settlers and how people first came to Central Australia, and the way they have adapted their lives to survive here. Begin at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, where it all began in the 1870s, then continue your trip through time and stories at the Alice Springs School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor Service, and the National Womens Museum of Australia.

You can learn and experience it all, at a myriad of specialised attractions that each share a piece of the story.

Check out our top attractions listed below, and add them to your ultimate Alice Springs itinerary!

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Old Timers Traeger Museum

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Find out how early Territorians lived, worked, travelled and obtained supplies at the Old Timers Traeger Museum. Located in Alice Springs, the museum houses an extensi... show more

Stuart Town Gaol

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Construction of the Stuart Town Gaol and police station started in 1907 by local builders using materials sourced from the district. It is a simple design made of local s... show more

Yubu Napa Gallery and Studio

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Yubu Napa offers visitors a unique gallery experience. Visitors to Alice Springs have the opportunity to meet and engage with Indigenous Artists as they are creating the... show more

Tangentyere Artists

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Tangentyere Artists, an Alice Springs-based not-for-profit, Aboriginal owned and directed Art Centre, provides new, emerging, or established artists skills, professional,... show more

Megafauna Central

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Located in the centre of Alice Springs, Megafauna Central showcases the unique megafauna of Central Australia of the Miocene epoch, about 8 million years ago. show more

John Flynn Memorial Uniting Church

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The John Flynn Memorial Church is a part of The Flynn Trail, a self-guided heritage tour in Alice Springs and surrounds. This tour takes you on a journey across Alice Sp... show more

Central Australian Aviation Museum

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Located in the original Connellan Airways hangar on the site of Alice Springs' first air strip, the museum houses early flying doctor planes, a restored DC3 and other his... show more

Outback Elite Tours

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OUTBACK ELITE TOURS organise VIP, Private, Classic and fully personalised tours of half-day, one day or multi-day in Central Australia. We also offer tours in Italian a... show more

Araluen Cultural Precinct

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The Araluen Cultural Precinct provides a fascinating glimpse into the art, culture and heritage of Central Australia, and into some of the local identities that helped de... show more

Journey the Dreaming

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Journey the Dreaming is an Aboriginal cultural walking tour, drawing on 40,000 years of life in Central Australia. Join our knowledgeable guides for an experience of the ... show more

Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

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At Alice Spring's Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre you can see dot paintings and watercolours on show in the gallery, meet the Aboriginal artists who creat... show more

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

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The Olive Pink Botanic Garden is located a short drive from the town’s CBD, on land developed as a reserve for arid region flora by Miss Olive Pink in the 1950s. show more

Araluen Arts Centre

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The Araluen Arts Centre is the focal point of the visual art and performance scene of Central Australia, presenting an annual program of exhibitions, performances, and fi... show more

Adelaide House Museum

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Designed by Rev John Flynn (the man of the $20 note) and built in 1926, Adelaide House was the first hospital in Central Australia. Taking into consideration the heat in ... show more

Kangaroo Sanctuary

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The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs is the home of Brolga and his mob of Kangaroos, as seen on ‘Kangaroo Dundee’ (BBC / Nat Geo documentary). It celebrates the beauty... show more

Kathleen Buzzacott Art Studio

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Kathleen Buzzacott Art Studio is an indigenous owned and operated family enterprise, situated on Traditional Arrente Land in the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges. Visitors... show more

Central Craft

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Watch artists at work printing silk, creating jewellery, pottery, and woodwork, and buy souvenirs from the shop at Central Craft in Alice Springs. show more

Anzac Hill

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The most visited landmark in Alice Springs, Anzac Hill is the ideal spot for an overview of the town. The lookout offers a panoramic view of Alice Springs and the beautif... show more

Mbantua Fine Art Gallery Alice Springs

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Mbantua Fine Art Gallery specialises in exhibiting and selling the works of Aboriginal artists from the Utopia region of Central Australia. Throughout the Gallery you wil... show more

Old Hartley Street School

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Visit Hartley Street School to see how outback children were educated in the early twentieth century. It was the first official school building in Alice Springs, and it w... show more

Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility

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Visit the RFDS Alice Springs Tourist Facility & Museum - see, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as this facilitiy brings history to life. Enjoy the he... show more

National Road Transport Hall of Fame

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The National Road Transport Hall of Fame is a unique museum showcasing the rich and important history of the road and transport industry and the essential role it's play... show more

The Residency

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Since its construction in 1928, The Residency, on the corner of Parsons and Hartley Streets, has become a tangible symbol of the brief independence and Vice-Regal power C... show more

Museum of Central Australia

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Central Australia's unique natural and geological history is explained at the Museum of Central Australia in Alice Springs. show more

Women's Museum of Australia

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The Women's Museum of Australia celebrates and commemorates the achievements of women in Australian history across four permanent exhibitions. Situated in the heritage l... show more

John Flynn's Grave Historic Reserve

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The John Flynn's Memorial Historical Reserve is the resting place for the ashes of the Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Inland... show more

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