Attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Desert Park

If you haven't glimpsed a spangled grunter or marbled velvet gecko on your travels, head to Desert Park where the creatures of central Australia are all on display in one place. The predominantly open-air exhibits f…
Nature Reserve in Alice Springs

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

A network of meandering trails leads through this lovely arid zone botanic garden, which was founded by the prominent anthropologist Olive Pink. The garden has more than 500 central Australian plant species and grow…
Gallery in Alice Springs

Araluen Arts Centre

For a small town, Alice Springs has a thriving arts scene and the Araluen Arts Centre is at its heart. There is a 500-seat theatre, and four galleries with a focus on art from the central desert region. The Albert N…
Museum in Alice Springs

Royal Flying Doctor Service Base

A $3 million facelift, which includes interactive information portals, has given this excellent museum a new lease of life. It is the home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, whose dedicated health workers provide 2…
Cultural Centre in Alice Springs

Araluen Cultural Precinct

The Araluen Cultural Precinct is Alice Springs' cultural hub; leave at least an afternoon aside for exploration of its excellent sights. You can wander around freely outside, accessing the cemetery and grounds, but …
Park in Alice Springs

Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

The old Telegraph Station, which used to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide, offers a fascinating glimpse of the town's European beginnings. It's an easy 4km walk or cycle north from Todd Mall; follow the pa…
Museum in Alice Springs

Alice Springs Transport Heritage Centre

At the MacDonnell siding, 10km south of Alice and 1km west of the Stuart Hwy, are two museums dedicated to big trucks and old trains. The Old Ghan Heritage Railway Museum has a collection of restored Ghan locos, tea…
Museum in Alice Springs

Central Australia Aviation Museum

Housed in the Connellan Airways Hangar, Alice's original aerodrome, are displays on pioneer aviation in the Territory including Royal Flying Doctor (RFDS) planes.
Museum in Alice Springs

Museum of Central Australia

The natural history collection at this compact museum recalls the days of megafauna − when hippo-sized wombats and 3m-tall flightless birds roamed the land. Among the geological displays are meteorite fragments and …
Museum in Alice Springs

Strehlow Research Centre

Upstairs in the Museum of Central Australia there's also a display on the work of Professor TGH Strehlow, a linguist and anthropologist born at the Hermannsburg Mission among the Arrernte people. During his lifetime…