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The Best of Alice Springs Tour

Explore the best sights in and around Alice Springs, including the School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctors Service, and the stunning West MacDonnell Ranges.
Alice Springs, Australia
Duration
Duration
10.5 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
58
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low
Meals
Meals
Included

What's Included

  • Return transfers from selected Alice Springs accommodation
  • Experienced Driver Guides
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Morning tea

What's Excluded

  • Lunch

What to Expect

Spend a full day exploring the best sights in and around Alice Springs. First up in the morning, you’re headed for the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges, which stretch over 600 km east and west of Alice Springs. Along the way, your Driver Guide will point out significant landmarks and share details of the region’s history and rich culture. The first stop is John Flynn’s Grave. It’s located just outside Alice Springs and is the resting place for the ashes of the founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

 

Next, it’s onto the ranges. Here you’ll explore Simpsons Gap, walking through the towering cliffs to the waterhole, keeping an eye out for black-footed rock wallabies. A short drive away is Angkerle (Standley Chasm), where you can wander along its stony watercourse, keeping an eye out for birds and wildlife that inhabit the area. You’ll also enjoy a spot of morning tea while you’re here, before returning to Alice Springs.

 

Back in town, learn how it’s evolved into the central hub of the Australian outback. Visit historical sites and some of the essential services delivered from Alice to the community of this vast region.

 

The first stop is the School of the Air, which provides education to primary-school-aged children living in remote areas. Then, it’s onto the Telegraph Station, which was the first site of European settlement in Alice Springs. It relayed messages between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years as part of the Overland Telegraph Line.

 

Later in the afternoon take a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which delivers medical services to those living in remote areas. It’s an important lifeline and essential for keeping communities connected. After, it’s off to encounter goannas, frill-neck lizards and Terry the saltwater crocodile at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre.

 

The final stop in your day-long adventure is Anzac Hill. From here you’ll take in breathtaking, panoramic views of Alice Springs and the West MacDonnell Ranges. It’s the perfect end to a wonderful day in The Outback.

 

Where we visit:

  • John Flynn’s Grave
  • West MacDonnell Ranges
  • Simpsons Gap
  • Angkerle (Standley Chasm)
  • School of the Air
  • Telegraph Station
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Alice Springs Reptile Centre
  • Anzac Hill

Frequently Asked Questions

We suggest you bring enclosed walking shoes, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, and warm layers in cooler months. You'll also want to bring money for lunch and souvenirs. 

 

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We are more than happy to accommodate children; however, some restrictions may apply. There is no minimum age on the day tours, however, we do recommend that people travelling with children consider whether the itinerary is suitable, in particular the activities involved and the duration of the tour, to ensure the comfort of small children. For all tour types children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

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On the day tours, the fleet can vary, and mini-coaches are sometimes used to accommodate smaller groups. These mini coaches do not have a restroom or reclining seats. However, regular stops are made so you can access facilities. 

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We pride ourselves on having the finest fleet of fuel-efficient, fully air-conditioned coaches, with onboard Wi-Fi for our guests’ convenience.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The operator reserves the right to cancel tours and amend prices, itineraries and days of operation as required. At times it may be necessary to provide alternative transport
  • Any personal expenses incurred by a client as a result of any delay, alteration or curtailment of any tour, whether caused by flooding or any other causes are the responsibility of the client
  • Refunds are not available for wet weather or changing weather conditions
  • Clients are strongly advised to take out travel insurance
  • The operator reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach tour travel and who may require services and facilities that the operator\s cannot guarantee will be available
  • Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
     

Cancellation Policy:

Should you wish to cancel your tour, the following cancellation fees will apply. 

  • Within 48 hours of the departure date – 50% of the tour price
  • Within 24 hours of the departure date or no show – 100% of the tour price
     

Pickup Locations

  • A Good Rest B&B
  • Alice Motor Inn
  • Alice on Todd
  • Alice Springs Tourist Park
  • Aurora Alice Springs
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