Museum of Central Australia - Megafauna Central

Alice Springs

Exhibits from one of Australia's richest fossil sites, the Alcoota Waterhole, 150km north of Alice Springs, are on display here. The fossils date back up to 18 million years and include around 30 species, including marsupial lions and wolves, giant wombats and a giant crocodile.

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Nearby Alice Springs attractions

1. Residency

0.14 MILES

Built in 1927, the Residency has a gracious beauty. It's a symbol of the town's brief legislative independence from the rest of the NT. Apart from its…

2. Adelaide House

0.15 MILES

Built in the 1920s as the Australian Inland Mission hospital, Adelaide House was the first hospital in central Australia. Designed by the founding flying…

3. Old Hartley Street School

0.23 MILES

Alice Springs schoolhouse from 1938. It's worth a quick look as it's one of few Alice buildings from the early to mid-20th century.

4. Anzac Hill

0.26 MILES

For a tremendous view, particularly at sunrise and sunset, take a hike (use Lions Walk from Wills Tce) or a drive up to the top of Anzac Hill, known as…

5. Alice Springs Reptile Centre

0.53 MILES

It may be small, but this reptile centre packs a poisonous punch with its impressive collection of venomous snakes, thorny devils and bearded dragons…

6. Royal Flying Doctor Service Base

0.56 MILES

This excellent museum, filled with interactive information portals, is the home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, whose dedicated health workers provide…

8. Olive Pink Botanic Garden

0.59 MILES

A network of meandering trails leads through this lovely arid zone botanic garden, which was founded by the prominent anthropologist Olive Pink. The…