Alice Springs Journals

Alice Springs - A long way from anywhere

A travel journal to Alice Springs by Heather F

Old Ghan Museum Photo, Alice Springs, Australia More Photos
Quote: In the centre of Australia, in the middle of the outback, is Alice Springs - a fascinating place distinguished by being hundreds and hundreds of kilometres from the nearest town.

Alice Springs - A long way from anywhere

Overview

Old Ghan Museum Photo, Alice Springs, Australia
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Hot air ballooning
Alice Springs Desert Park
Cultural tour

Quick Tips:

April to October is the best time to visit. November to March is VERY HOT.

Plan in advance as the distances are vast.

Best Way To Get Around:

Walking is a good way to explore Alice Aprings. There is little public transport.

Hot Air Ballooning

Attraction

Hot Air Ballooning Photo, Alice Springs, Australia
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Imagine watching the sunrise over the MacDonnell Ranges as the changes from pink to blue. Below kangaroos jump between the scattered bushes. Up high we float at the beck and call of the wind currents. Silence! only broken by the brief burst of the burners. A heavenly trip complete with a champagne breakfast. Amazing.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 19, 2000

Hot Air Ballooning
near Alice Springs
Alice Springs, Australia

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Attraction | "Royal Flying Doctor Base"

Royal Flying Doctor Service Photo, Alice Springs, Australia
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Another outback Australian icon is the Flying Doctor, on which the TV series of the same name was based. See how doctors and nurses fly all around the outback, holding health clinics, treating the sick and rescuing accident victims.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 19, 2000

Royal Flying Doctor Service
8 Stewart Terrace
Alice Springs, NT
+61 8 8238 3333

School of the Air

Attraction

School of the Air Photo, Alice Springs, Australia
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See how the children of the outback learn - school by radio with the teacher and other students hundreds of kilometres away. There is the opportunity to see the classes in action.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 19, 2000

School of the Air
Alice Springs
Alice Springs, Australia

Alice Springs Desert Park Photo, Alice Springs, Australia
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At the Desert Park there is the opportunity to see a range of different Australian environments including the flora and fauna that are part of it. There is also a bird of prey display and a nocturnal house. A great place to learn about Australian wildlife.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 19, 2000

Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs
Alice Springs, Australia

Sounds of Starlight Theatre

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Attraction

Sounds of Starlight Theatre Photo, Alice Springs, Australia
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Stunning photographic images of nature at its best from the Red Centre form the backdrop as the changing lights form stars on the walls. Accompanying this is music encapsulating the story being told by these images dominated by the loud echoing throb of a didgeridoo. Enthralled is the only way to describe the audience at this performance at the Sounds of Starlight Theatre in Alice Springs. Comments such as the show was an entire experience of the senses and not 'just' a musical performance,' or 'a mystical, moving experience,' or 'an absolutely brilliant performance, I’ve never enjoyed the sound of the didgeridoo so much,' sum it up perfectly.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 19, 2000

Sounds of Starlight Theatre
Todd Street Mall
Alice Springs, Australia 0871
(+61) 8 8953 0826