National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame

Alice Springs

This tribute to Australia’s pioneering women is in the former Alice Springs Gaol, very near the Royal Flying Doctor Service base. Behind the high walls and rolls of barbed wire are stories of the exploits and achievements of women from all over the country, including large pictorial displays on 'Women First in Their Field' and 'Women at the Heart', celebrating outback heroines.

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Nearby Alice Springs attractions

1. Alice Springs Reptile Centre

0.07 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…

2. Royal Flying Doctor Service Base

0.11 MILES

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

3. Old Hartley Street School

0.36 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. Adelaide House

0.44 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…

5. Residency

0.46 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…

6. Olive Pink Botanic Garden

0.51 MILES

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

8. Anzac Hill

0.68 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…