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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

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  • Location: Alice Springs, Australia
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2230A22

At the very heart of Australia lies the historic town of Alice Springs - the pioneering gateway to a mysterious land of natural monuments, colorful outback culture and ancient Dreamtime lore. On this half-day afternoon tour you will visit the School of the Air, the Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service as well as take in spectacular views of the West MacDonnell ranges from Anzac Hill.

Alice Springs is the country's best known 'Outback' town. Originally settled as a post along the Overland Telegraph route, Alice Springs today is a lively town full of things to see and places to go. On your informative town tour, you'll find the locals to be relaxed and friendly, and always keen for a chat.

Start your tour with a visit to the historic Telegraph Station that was first in service in the 1800s to connect Australian towns and cities to each other and bridge the communication gap with other countries.

Visit the base of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and see how medical aid reaches those in remote outback communities. You will also see the School of the Air, and organization that provides education to children over the radio. You may even have the opportunity to listen and observe a class in progress!

Then, make a stop at the Alice Springs Reptile Park and see a collection of snakes and lizards that call the outback home. You will see the Thorny Devil and the larger Perentie Lizard. Get up close to the snakes and lizards and touch them if you dare!

End the day with panoramic views of the town and the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges from Anzac Hill.


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Tour departs from Alice Springs hotels

Departure Time:
2pm

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details:

Tour concludes in Alice Springs at approximately 6pm


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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

West MacDonnel Ranges

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Local guide
  • Commentary by driver
  • Entrance fees
  • Touring by luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • Australia's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Exclusions:
  • Food and drink
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicle used is 21 seated coach
  • Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Deborah Simone T, April 2014

Great trip and a good chance to really see Alice Springs. In half a day you see everything without feeling rushed. The reptile park is a highlight and Rex the guide is hilarious. Well worth the money and time

Reviewed by: Ceris H, February 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Alice with our guide Jenny from AAT KIngs. She was great company and very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed the school of the air, telegraph station, flying doctors museum and reptile centre visits. We delighted in seeing kangaroos at the telegraph station and the stunning views of Alice from the Anzac Memorial. Thanks Jenny for a great introduction to Alice. This was a great way to spend an afternoon before heading to Uluru! Highly recommended

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Tour code: 2230A22