About the tour
Start : At 1.10 PM Duration : Five and half hours (approx.)Promotional Price: AUD $ 155.00 per seat till 31 March 2024
Alice town and country half-day sunset tour is an excellent opportunity to explore the overview of Alice Springs & explore the overview of panoramic landscapes of the East MacDonnell ranges countryside, including Telegraph Station, Araluen Art Centre, Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tour Facility, Emily Gap & Jessie Gap in East MacDonell ranges and we come to see desert Sunset from Anzac Hill.
Our first visit is to the Araluen Arts Centre. You will get an excellent opportunity to get a closer look at Albert Namatjira's arts and learn about their unique natural history. Your next visit will be to Alice Springs Telegraph Station, which was 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. The Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tour Facility is your next exciting place. See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. After finishing in Town, you will move 24 kilometres to the countryside of Alice Springs and reach Emily and Jessie Gaps. The two small gaps in the Heavitree Range are spiritual sites to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people. Finally, our last visit of the day is at the iconic local landmark of Anzac Hill, where you will be able to take in panoramic views over the town of Alice Springs and the surrounding MacDonnell ranges. You will enjoy the sunset also. With this attraction, we conclude our tour and will drop you at your hotels or caravan parks.
Araluen Arts Centre
Your first visit is to the Araluen Arts Centre. You will get an excellent opportunity to look closely at Albert Namatjira'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.
Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tour FacilityYour 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 and cared for daily. Learn the importance of the RFDS to outback Australians and the medical care required to service isolated regions.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
The Alice Springs Telegraph Station is 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. After around 60 years of operation, the premises then served as a school for the local Aboriginal children and provided shelter for them. Now a historical reserve featuring the original stone buildings and furnishings from the early 1900s, the Telegraph Station is a must-visit place to learn more about the history of Alice. Our 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 history of the site in the Bungalow era of the 1930s.
Emily and Jessie GapsMove onward to Emily and Jessie Gaps, the first noticeable feature of the East MacDonnell Ranges as you drive 16 kilometres out of Alice Springs, the two small gaps in the Heavitree Range are spiritual sites to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people. You will be able to see a large rock painting depicting the caterpillar dreaming at Emily Gap and Jessie Gap. The ranges are part of the caterpillar dreaming story, which tells the tale of how Alice Springs was formed.
Our last visit of the day is at Anzac Hill, where you can 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. Anzac Hill is a memorial dedicated to those who served in Australia’s defence forces during all international wars.
After Anzac Hill, your tour will conclude with us dropping you back at your hotel.
Inclusions:• Experienced and friendly guide• 11-seater Toyota Hiace bus provided• Complimentary water/ soft drinks provided• Complimentary accommodation pick-up and drop-off• All Entrance fees
What to Bring:• Sturdy walking shoes• Sunscreen, hat and comfortable clothing• Camera• Jacket in cooler months• Smile and happy faces
Not included:• Food and drinks other than those listed• No wheelchair accessible
Not Allowed:• Luggage or large bags• Pets
Additional information Confirmation will be received at the time of booking• Not wheelchair accessible• Infants must sit on laps (No car seater provided)• Most travellers can participate.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum number is unavailable, you’ll offer a different date/experience or a full refund.• This tour/ activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers