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Top 10 Things to Do in Alice Springs

top 10 things to do in Alice Springs, Australia

 

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Located in the centre of Australia, Alice Springs is one of Australia’s most popular Outback towns.
Some people come to Alice Springs as a starting point to their Uluru trip and then leave just as fast as they came, it’s a big mistake. The town has lots to offer travallers regarding history, food, activities and more.

Alice Springs has no shortage of fun things to do to keep you busy for a couple of days. Here are 10 things to do in Alice Springs.

West MacDonnell Ranges

The “West MacDonnel National Park” consists the west of Alice Springs located part of the rough MacDonnel Ranges (2005 km2). The Ranges are about 400 km long.
They originated from Vulcanic activities and were later eroded. Rivers made deep Valleys, and the shadow allowed a lot more plants and animals to survive. […]

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Ayers Rock

Our trip should have included watching the sunset over the rock with a glass of champagne, but …… in the middle of one of the driest deserts on Earth it suddenly started to rain. Now I would just have enjoyed the rain but our guide ushered us all back onto the bus; took us to a carpark with shelter near the Ayers Rock Hotel where we had a barbeque dinner. Oh well, we did not see the sunset, but we did see a passing dingo. […]

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The Olgas

On our day trip to Ayers Rock we visited the Olgas. We had a walk through the centre of these beautiful mountains. It was hot on the way. On the way back a breeze had started up. The breeze was like a furnace blast and blew sand into our faces. I felt like I was having all my skin removed, but the mountains were beautiful. Quite relieved to get back on the air-conditioned bus. […]

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The Telegraph Station

The Telegraph Station is the oldest building in Alice Springs. It is a bit out of town. We walked to it via the dried out Todd River bed.

The telegraph station enabled telegraphic communication between Adelaide and Darwin. The station is now a museum with old photos and telegraphic equipment. I found it interesting. […]

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The Olive Pink Botanical Gardens

This was one of the first places we visited in Alice Springs. It did not look all that different from the surrounding landscape. However, it was filled with wild kangaroos when we visited. Never having seen a wild kangaroo before we were well impressed. In zoos kangaroos just lie there. These ones were jumping around all over the place. At first I nearly walked into one as it was so well camoflaged against the rocks. […]

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Discover a Town Like Alice Tour

The 2010 VT Meet group took the Discover a Town Like Alice Tour by Tailormade Tours on the afternoon of 20 Aug 2010. It took about four hours and we visited five places: the Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum, the Royal Flying Doctors Service, the Alice Springs School of Air, the Old Alice Springs Telegraph Station, and Anzac Hill. John was our excellent driver and guide. For a group we got a discounted price of 59.25 AUD (normally adults are 79.00 AUD and children 2 – 14 years are 60 AUD). The price included all entrance fees, along with complimentary pick up and drop off from all hotels. […]

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National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame

I could really get myself into trouble with the girls here, so I’ll try really hard to be good and not make any sexist jibes along the way – although it may prove to be an impossible task!

I was expecting lots of interesting interpretive panels on the hardships of the early pioneering women and how they toiled in the heat, dust and flies of outback Australia – and yes there were those panels and so much more. […]

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitor Centre

The third stop on our Whistle Stop tour of Alice Springs was the iconic Control Station for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Flying Doctors are very dear to the hearts of Australians and in particular the outback and rural areas. Their web site has a great slogan – “The furthest corner, the finest care.” […]

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ANZAC Hill

Anzac Hill is the only point of height within Alice Springs itself. This means that you can get a great view over Alice Springs from the top and also, the sunset from here is great. Once at the top, you can enjoy the view over to the McDonnell Ranges.

Atop Anzac Hill you will find a war memorial to fallen soldiers. […]

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Old Ghan Tour and to Buy a Train Cap

Learn about the history of the Old Ghan when you visit the Old Ghan Museum and Heritage Railway.
We enjoyed a trip on the heritage rail in the Year 2000 after completing our tag along tour from Quorn which travelled the route of the Old Ghan train. We were actually on the track for a while. […]

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