This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia
Your first visit is to Araluen Arts Centre. You will get an excellent opportunity to get a closer look at Albert Mamatjira’s arts, learn about unique natural history, follow the evolution of the landscape and fascinating creatures, and explore the panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The Araluen Arts Centre aims to develop a collection of artworks that reflect a permanent record of art practice in Central Australia. Araluen Arts Centre holds a comprehensive collection of paintings by Albert Namatjira.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, South Stuart Highway Herbert Heritage Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia
Your next visit will be to Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Located within the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, four kilometres north of the Alice Springs town centre in the Northern Territory of Australia. Established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide, it is the original site of the first European settlement in central Australia. It was one of twelve stations along the Overland Telegraph Line.
Our experienced, knowledgeable tour guides will explain to you the history of the Telegraph Station and the township, the lives of the early telegraphers and their families, and discuss the Stolen Generation site’s history in the Bungalow era of the 1930s.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, 8 – 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia
Our next exciting place is the Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tour Facility. See, experience, and learn through the wonder of technology the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors, and nurses, and the patients’ experiences that are carried out and cared for daily. Learn the importance of the RFDS to outback Australians and the medical care required to service isolated regions.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, Ross Highway, 10 kilometres east of Alice Springs. East MacDonnell Ranges, Hale, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0872 Australia
Your next stop will be Pack a picnic, watch the local wildlife, or follow a short walking track into Emily and Jessie gaps.
The two small gaps in the Heavitree Range are important spiritual sites to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people. Many places in the surrounding landscape are associated with the same caterpillar Dreamtime story, and form a ‘Dreaming Trail’.
Emily Gap is a significant sacred site where the caterpillar beings of Mparntwe (Alice Springs) originated. These caterpillars formed Emily Gap, and many of the topographic features around Alice Springs radiated out to the edge of the Simpson Desert. At Emily Gap, you can see a large rock painting depicting the caterpillar dreaming.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Anzac Hill Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia
Our last visit of the day is at Anzac Hill, where you will be able to take in panoramic views over the town of Alice Springs and the surrounding MacDonnell ranges. You may be able to capture one photo to cover the entire town. You will enjoy the sunset. Anzac Hill is a memorial dedicated to those who served in Australia’s defense forces during all international wars.