Points of Interest
Points of Interest - Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
Situated at the heart of Australia – its geographic centre. Its history began in the early 1870’s as a Telegraph Station for the overland telegraph line which ran the complete length of the Australian continent. This modern and diverse town offers a strong insight into outback history and Aboriginal culture. The ideal choice for Australian outback tours.
Adelaide House Museum
Situated in the Todd Mall and it was the first hospital in Alice Springs and designed by Reverend John Flynn. This museum is dedicated to the mission and pioneering days in Alice Springs and houses memorabilia and photos from this time.
Alice Springs Cultural Precinct
Holding some of the most interesting cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs. With seven registered Aboriginal sacred sites and trees of significance, the precinct is an essential part of any visit to Central Australia. Attractions include: the Araluen Arts Centre, the Albert Namatjira Gallery, the Central Australian Aviation Museum, Yeperenyne sculpture, the Museum of Central Australia, the Strehlow Research Centre and Territory Craft.
Alice Springs Desert Park
This unique attraction contains native animals and plants representative of Central Australian desert environments, and contributes to their conservation through research programs as well as through public education. It offers people the opportunity to experience the variety of the deserts of central Australia, exploring the inter-relationships between the plants, animals and people.
Alice Springs School of the Air
This iconic outback school provides an important education resource to children living in remote Central Australia; at the time it began in 1951 it was the only one of its kind in the world. Enjoy a presentation about the history and operation of the school and take a virtual journey of education in outback Australia from the beginning to today.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Alice Springs Telegraph Station marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs and was established in the early 1870’s to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide. The town of Alice Springs takes its name from the waterhole nearby to the station.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
The Reverend John Flynn established the Royal Flying Doctor Service in 1928 to provide emergency and anticipatory medicine to remote communities and stations throughout Central Australia. Take a tour and visit the museums.
Alice Springs Golf Club
The sporting showpiece of the unofficial capital of Central Australia is the stunning Alice Springs Golf Club which boasts one of the world's finest desert venues set in the foothills of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges.
The Alice Springs course has earned rave reviews from golfers world-wide as a course of unique charm blended with some subtle severity. Accuracy is a must and even the boldest hitters must harness their power and replace it with discretion to ensure a safe landing, rather than challenge the menacing rocky outcrops which lurk at the edges of several of the fairways.
Alice Springs Casino
Lasseters Hotel Casino is located in the Australian outback town of Alice Springs in the Red Centre in the Northern Territory. It sits on the banks of the dry Todd River and is framed by the famous MacDonnell Ranges. The venue is conveniently positioned 1.5km from the central business district and 18km from the airport, and is surrounded by amazing Red Centre tourist activities and attractions.
National Road Transport Hall of Fame
The Road Transport Historical Society is a volunteer based project dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Australia's unique road transport heritage. It does this through its magnificant Shell Rimula Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, the traditional birthplace of the roadtrain.
The charter is not only to remember the great trucks, buses and vehicles of the past, but recognise the contribution of the men and women who drove and lived with these great machines of the past.