Must Visit Places in Alice Springs for Backpackers
The heart of Australia is where you learn about Aboriginal culture; occupied for 30,000-40,000 years, this region of Central Australia is a traveller’s treasure chest. Here are some must visit places in Alice Springs for the ultimate experience
A Backpackers Must visit places in Alice Springs
The Alice Springs Desert Park
A desert park cum historical museum, this place is where you can encounter up-close and personal, wildlife such as emus, kangaroos and various birds of prey. Also, wander through the southern hemisphere’s largest nocturnal house and walk through aviaries. The place is ideal to learn about the diverse nature of Australia’s deserts. https://alicespringsdesertpark.com.au/
The Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Enjoy some vintage allures as you explore the birthplace of this iconic town. By the way, the real ‘spring’ too is located here. The place is beautifully restored and teaches you about the tough pioneers who set-up the town, and the Aboriginals who helped them do so. https://alicespringstelegraphstation.com.au/ The most interesting of places to see in Alice Springs, this site is home to a café serving home-made delights, boasting free barbeque facilities too.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service
Who has not heard about this iconic service? Alice Springs plays a pivotal role to this network, which is why the RFDS Visitor Centre should not be missed. Explore the museum there equipped with a holographic theatre. Do stop for yummy treats at the shaded café. https://www.rfdsalicesprings.com.au/
Araluen Cultural Precinct
This precinct boasts a theatre, four art galleries and three museums. The art museum is home to a large collection of creations from across the continent, including the work of Albert Namatjira. Do check out the sacred sites which are part of the Two Women Dreaming Story; treasured by the Central Arrernte Women.
And why not, no holiday is complete without a spot of shopping! Todd Mall is perfect to explore Aboriginal art, buy a book from Red Kangaroo Books, pick up souvenirs, oh and even learn to play the Didgeridoo! Dine alfresco and enjoy the perfect cup of coffee there. http://www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au/living/locations/todd-mall