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121010-4A place rich in culture, art and history, Alice Springs and the surrounding areas have an enthralling story to tell. Whatever your interests, from ancient geology, Aboriginal creation beings and desert survival, natural wonders and delicate environments, determined explorers and corageous pioneers, you can learn and experience it all, at a myriad of specialised attractions that each share a piece of the story.

The Museum of Central Australia will give you an overview of the region, explaining some of the significant geolgical events that have shaped the landscape and help you to identify local birds and animals you might see on your travels, whilst admiring the mega fauna that once roamed the country. The Museum is a part of the Araluen Cultural Precinct which hosts a number of other museums, interpretive centres and galleries that are sure to fascinate including; The Central Australian Aviation Museum, Central Craft and The Araluen Arts Centre. 

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Visit the world famous Royal Flying Doctor Service or hear the stories of remote kids brought together in a virtual classroom across the vast landscape, at the Alice Springs School of the Air. See the birthplace of this iconic outback township and learn about the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line, which was incremental in connecting Australia with the rest of the world, at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Follow the historical trek from the early cameleers to modern-day road trains at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame. And, be sure to pay tribute to the contribution of women to the region’s development, at the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame.

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Head out of town and wander amongst the white-washed buildings of 19th century Hermannsburg. Once a Lutheran mission and home to Aboriginal landscape artist Albert Namatjira. Or, imagine the lives of miners during the gold rush at the Arltunga Historical Reserve, east of town, where well preserved stone buildings and miners’ camps are open to visitors.

If wildlife is what you want then take yourself to the Alice Springs Desert Park and plan your visit around their teriffic daily program. For a greater appreciation of all things reptillian, go to The Alice Springs Reptile Centre, with live handling sessions scheduled daily. If cute and cuddly is more your thing, then book yourself on a tour to The Kangaroo Sanctuary. While you snuggle a Joey, Brolga (Kangaroo Dundee) will share his knowledge and experiences of our national animal with you.

 

Araluen Cultural Precinct

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Alice Springs NT
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

Larapinta Trail

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West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Ranked as one of the planet's top 20 treks, the Larapinta Trail is a 223 kilometre walking track which traverses the magnificent, semi-arid landscapes and impressive, roc... show more

Women's Museum of Australia

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Alice Springs NT
A museum of national importance founded in 1993 by Molly Clark from Old Andado Station, the Women's Museum of Australia (WMOA) celebrates the achievements of women in Au... show more

Central Australian Aviation Museum

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Alice Springs NT
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

Bill Allen Lookout

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
For sweeping 360-degree panoramic views of Tennant Creek and this unique, Central Australian district, make a stop at Bill Allen Lookout, named after a well known local i... show more

Amazing Alice

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Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
4 unique Alice Springs attractions, all on one discounted entry ticket. Explore the innovative ideas that became world leading systems and ideas. Meet our reptiles that ... show more

Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre

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Alice Springs NT
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

Keringke Arts

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Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Keringke Arts is a working art studio environment providing a direct sale outlet close to Alice Springs for original, colourful and vibrant artworks. The Keringke style i... show more

Anzac Hill

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Alice Springs NT
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

Alice Springs Golf Club

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Alice Springs NT
The Alice Springs Golf Club is one of the finest desert golf courses in the world. The manicured greens contrast vividly with the surrounding desert and MacDonnell Ranges... show more

Curtin Springs Paper Tours

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South of Alice Springs NT
Located just 100km east of Ayers Rock, Curtin Springs (the first Wayside Inn in Central Australia) offers a perfect base from which to visit the Uluru/ Kata Tjuta and Kin... show more

Kathleen Buzzacott Art Studio

Artisans
Alice Springs NT
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

Museum of Central Australia

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

Red Centre Way

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Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Discover the Australian outback and the world-renowned landmarks of Uluru / Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta / The Olgas and Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon on a four or five ... show more

The Residency

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Alice Springs NT
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

Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Anna's Reservoir was discovered, named and described by explorer John McDouall Stuart in April 1860. Stuart named the rockhole after the youngest daughter of one of his s... show more

Standley Chasm Angkerle

Caravan Parks & Camping
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye is a "must see", spectacular geological and culturally significant icon of Central Australia. Surrounded by the West MacDonnell Ranges ... show more

Old Hartley Street School

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Alice Springs NT
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

Maruku Arts- Tours & Workshops

Tours
Yulara NT
We are a proud Indigenous Tourism Champion and a not-for-profit art & craft corporation 100% owned and controlled by Anangu (Aboriginal people from the Central and Wester... show more

Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path

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Alice Springs NT
See the Central Australian landscape on two wheels by pedalling along the Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path. Extending from Flynns Grave (7 kilometres from the edge of Alice Spri... show more

Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
The Tennant Creek Visitor Information Centre is your one stop shop for information on Tennant Creek and the Barkly region. Offering a range of information about accomm... show more

Alice Springs Desert Park

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Alice Springs NT
Alice Springs Desert Park is an inspiring portrayal of Australia's desert environment that effortlessly blends the plants, animals and people of our arid regions. A 'must... show more

Megafauna Central

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Alice Springs NT
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

Frew Ponds Overland Telegraph Line Memorial Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Located 640 kilometres south of Darwin and approximately 35 kilometres south of Dunmurra, is Frew Ponds Overland Telegraph Line Memorial Reserve. This heritage-listed att... show more

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

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Alice Springs NT
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

Central Craft

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Alice Springs NT
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

Newcastle Waters Historic Township

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Newcastle Waters is a ghost town that attracts large flocks of water birds after rain. Explore the remains of the 1960s buildings.Newcastle Waters has a rich, vibrant his... show more

Old Timers Traeger Museum

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Alice Springs NT
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

Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
A beautifully restored Barrow Creek Telegraph Station is located in Barrow Creek, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Forster ranges. This historical reserve is o... show more

Tennant Creek VIC - Battery Hill

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Tennant Creek's unique gold mining history is brought to life. Heritage equipment and vehicles in the grounds. Three Museum exhibits - Social History, Borella ANZAC story... show more

Walkatjara Art

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Uluru, Kata Tjuta NT
Walkatjara Art is located at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, in the National Park and is proudly owned and directed by local Anangu (the Indigenous people of the Ul... show more

Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Nyinkka Nyunyu (pronounced ny-ink-a ny-oo ny-oo) is a fascinating and unique art, culture and interpretive centre, which offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Ab... show more

Hermannsburg Potters

Artisans
West MacDonnell Ranges NT
Visit the Hermannsburg Potters to see their renowned hand-built terracotta pots that are decorated with vibrant sculpted animals, landscapes, and bush tucker. show more

Tangentyere Artists

Artisans
Alice Springs NT
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

Owen Springs Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Owen Springs Reserve is popular with four-wheel drive visitors seeking a quiet bush camp. The Hugh River runs the length of the reserve and offers many great places for c... show more

Mbantua Fine Art Gallery Alice Springs

Artisans
Alice Springs NT
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

Red Desert Reptiles

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Uluru, Kata Tjuta NT
For an unforgettable experience, the Red Desert Reptiles Show, at Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort), introduces you to some of the unique reptiles of Central Australia, in an ed... show more

John Flynn Memorial Uniting Church

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Alice Springs NT
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

Araluen Arts Centre

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Alice Springs NT
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

Hermannsburg Historic Precinct

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Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Hermannsburg was originally a Lutheran mission and was the first town in Central Australia. It was also home to the famous Aboriginal watercolour artist, Albert Namatjira... show more

John Flynn's Grave Historic Reserve

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Alice Springs NT
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

Stuart Town Gaol

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Alice Springs NT
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

Native Gap Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Native Gap Conservation Reserve is a sacred site to Arrernte and Anmatyerr Aboriginal people. It also stands as a memorial to the Overland Telegraph Line, which was const... show more

Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Discover the peace and beauty of Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve - one of the NT's most isolated reserves.Located 192 kilomtres south-west of Alice Springs, it enc... show more

Attack Creek Historical Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
The Attack Creek Memorial is situated on the Attack Creek Historical Reserve, located on the Stuart Highway 74 kilometres north of Tennant Creek.The memorial recalls that... show more

National Road Transport Hall of Fame

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Alice Springs NT
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

Adelaide House Museum

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Alice Springs NT
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

Journey the Dreaming

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Alice Springs NT
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

Tjanpi Desert Weavers

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Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a vibrant not-for-profit Aboriginal social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council. More than 400 Aborigin... show more

Arlpwe Art and Culture Centre

Artisans
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Arlpwe is both an art gallery and art centre.Great art, “friendly people”, this phrase encapsulates the story behind the Arlpwe Art Gallery. This is the story of an ... show more

Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

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Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
Visit Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, once a remote refuge and supply point for travellers and an important part of the colonial telegraph system. Take the self-guided w... show more

Maruku Arts

Artisans
Uluru, Kata Tjuta NT
Based at Uluru, Maruku Arts provides authentic Anangu cultural experiences for individuals, groups and charters on public and private tours. We bring a touch of something... show more

Yubu Napa Gallery and Studio

Artisans
Alice Springs NT
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

Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve

Parks and Reserves
Tennant Creek Barkly Region NT
The small Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve, approximately 212 kilometres north of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway, commemorates the discovery of the centre of ... show more

Arltunga Historical Reserve

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East MacDonnell Ranges NT
Located 110 kilometres east of Alice Springs, via the East MacDonnell Ranges, the historic town of Arltunga was officially Central Australia's first town and once support... show more

Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre

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Alice Springs NT
Make the nationally accredited Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre your first stop in Central Australia and let our friendly and professional staff help you get the ... show more

Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tourist Facility

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Alice Springs NT
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

Binns Track

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Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Take an epic journey on the Northern Territory’s newest four-wheel drive route, the Binns Track. show more

Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

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Alice Springs NT
The Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre is a multi-award winning interpretive centre located 3.5km from the CBD, which offers visitors from around the globe a ... show more

Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse

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Alice Springs NT
Home of thoroughbred horse racing action in the red centre of Australia. Pioneer Park Racecourse has all the thrills and spills of Randwick Racecourse only in the Desert.... show more

Explorer's Way

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Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
The Explorer's Way bisects the Australian continent from Adelaide in the south to Darwin in the north. It covers over 3,000 kilometres and follows the corridor blazed in ... show more

Ikuntji Artists

Artisans
Alice Springs and Surrounds NT
Ikuntji Artists is an Indigenous owned and run art centre located at Haasts Bluff, 230km west of Alice Springs in the West Macdonnell Ranges.It was first established in 1... show more

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