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Alice Springs Holiday Attractions NT
Northern Territory

Alice Springs Desert Park
You will see desert plants and animals, presented in habitats that represent the arid zone of Australia. Learn how people have managed and changed the desert environment over thousands of years.
Visit the Exhibition Centre where a spectacular twenty minute film takes you through the evolution of inland Australia, and where interactive displays introduce you to Australia's deserts. Our spectacular Birds of Prey display, at the Nature Theatre, features a range of desert birds free-flying, displaying their unique natural behaviours.
The 1.6 kilometre walk through three spectacular desert habitats, features native desert plants and animals presented together and in relation to their use by Aboriginal people. Managed by thc Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, the Desert Park is an important place for research and conservation of Australia's desert plants and animals.

MacDonnell Ranges
Alice Springs is located in the heart of these striking ranges. 14 miles (22km) west of Alice Springs visit Simpson's Gap and ancient Standley Chasm. At noon, see the changing color of the cliff faces as the sun reaches the bottom of the gorge. Swim in Ellery Creek Big Hole or Ormiston Gorge. Visit Alice Springs peacefully rests in the warm Outback sun.

Ewaninga Rock Carvings
Conservation Reserve: Fine carvings (petroglyphs) of abstract symbols and animal tracks that go back 300 generations. A short 4WD trip south of Alice Springs.

Frontier Camel Farm
Ross Hwy.
Alice Springs
5 miles (8km) southeast of Alice Springs. Ride a camel for an hour or three-day trek. Visit the Camel Museum and view the Arid Australian Reptile Display.
9am- 5pm daily.

Pitchi Richi Sanctuary
Palm Crt.
Alice Springs
Established by Leo Corbet in 1955 and developed as a bird sanctuary. The museum is a tribute to the Outback pioneers. Also presents Aboriginal stories and contains a collection of Aboriginal clay sculptures. 9am-2pm.

Old Telegraph Station Stuart Hwy.
View historic telegraph equipment at the site of the original Alice Springs settlement and communications post.
8am-7pm daily.

Panorama Guth
65 Hartley St.
Alice Springs
Painted by artist Henk Guth, this breathtaking 360" painting of Central Australia is 20 feet (6m) high and 203 feet (61m) round. The gallery houses a permanent art collection including Aboriginal artifacts and watercolors by artists such as Albert Namatjira. 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.

Royal Flying Doctor Service Stuart Hwy.
Alice Springs
A unique medical service to isolated towns missions and homesteads. View an informative video, museum, see radio communication in operation.
9am- 4pm Mon-Sat, 1pm-4pm Sun.

Ghan Preservation Society Rail Museum
MacDonnell Siding, a few miles south of Alice Springs. See and ride the Old Ghan train on a 14-mile (23km) private track.
10am-5pm daily.

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