Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour
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
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Tour concludes in Alice Springs at approximately 6pm
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West MacDonnel Ranges
- 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)
- Food and drink
- 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
- Please note: School of the Air is only open Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
13:45 - A Good Rest B&B
13:25 - Alice in the Territory
13:35 - Alice Lodge Backpackers
13:05 - Alice Motor Inn
13:15 - Alice on Todd
13:45 - Alice Springs Railways
13:20 - Annie's Place
13:40 - Aurora Alice Springs
13:35 - Chifley Alice Springs Resort
13:25 - Desert Palms Resort
13:05 - Desert Rose Inn
13:45 - Diplomat Motel
13:25 - DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
13:05 - Elkira Motel
13:10 - G’Day Mate Caravan Park
13:05 - Haven Backpackers
13:10 - Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
13:10 - Heritage Caravan Park
13:20 - Ibis Styles Oasis
13:25 - Lasseters Casino Hotel
13:10 - MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
13:45 - Mount Nancy Motel
13:05 - Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
13:30 - Quest Apartments
13:05 - Stuart Caravan Park
13:15 - Swagmans Rest Motel
13:40 - Todd Tavern
13:15 - Toddy’s Resort
13:15 - White Gum Apartments
13:45 - Wintersun Caravan Park
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