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.
Desert Park Option (Available from 1 April 2017)
Should you choose to include the Alice Spring Desert Park Option, you will have the morning free to visit the park at your leisure. Rise early for your transfer to the world class Alice Springs Desert Park where you will witness free-flying birds at the Nature Theatre presentation and see rare and endangered animals such as the Bilby. Time at the Alice Springs Desert Park is unguided; you will explore the park in your own time at leisure. The return transfer to your hotel will leave the Desert Park at 12noon. You should then have time to for lunch at your own expense, before you are picked up from your hotel for the ‘A Town like Alice’ Tour.
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Tour departs from Alice Springs hotels
Alice Springs Desert Park Open from 8am (if option selected)
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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Alice Springs Town Tour
Half day Alice Springs highlights tour.
Town Tour + Desert Park Entry
Half day Alice Springs highlights tour including entry and return hotel transfers to Alice Springs Desert Park.
Welcome to Alice Springs
- 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)
- Transfers and Entry fee to Alice Springs Desert Park (if option selected)
- 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
13:40 - 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
13:05 - 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
13:45 - Wintersun Caravan Park
13:45 - Vatu Sanctuary
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Pip, August 2016
Excellent tour - very informative guide, Byron, and excellent tour of School of the Air, Telegraph Station and Reptile Centre in particular.
Reviewed by: Gaye W, August 2016
Wonderful and informative half day tour of the Alice. A must do experience if in Alice Springs to get the full story and history of the area.