On the western edge of Alice on the road to the West MacDonnell Ranges, the grave of John Flynn is topped by a boulder donated by the Arrernte people (the original was a since-returned Devil's Marble). Opposite the car park is the start of the sealed cycling track to Simpsons Gap, a recommended three- to four-hour return ride.

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Nearby Alice Springs attractions

1. Alice Springs Desert Park

1.03 MILES

Head to Desert Park, where the creatures of central Australia are all on display in one place, including many that are extremely difficult to find out on…

2. Araluen Cultural Precinct

2.78 MILES

The Araluen Cultural Precinct is Alice Springs' cultural hub; leave a couple of hours aside for exploration of its excellent sights which include the…

3. Araluen Arts Centre

2.78 MILES

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…

4. Central Australia Aviation Museum

2.87 MILES

In the Connellan Airways Hangar, Alice's original aerodrome, displays on pioneer aviation in the Territory include Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)…

5. Alice Springs Memorial Cemetery

2.87 MILES

The cemetery contains the graves of some prominent locals, including artist Albert Namatjira (1902–59) and Harold Lasseter (1880–1931), the eccentric…

6. Museum of Central Australia

2.88 MILES

The natural history collection at this compact museum is beautifully displayed, with geological exhibits such as meteorite fragments and fossils, as well…

7. Strehlow Research Centre

2.88 MILES

Upstairs in the Museum of Central Australia there's a display on the work of Professor TGH Strehlow, a linguist and anthropologist born at the…

8. School of the Air

3.28 MILES

Established in 1951, this was the first school of its type in Australia, broadcasting lessons to children over an area of 1.3 million sq km. While…