Friday, 25 March 2011

Alice Springs

Alice Springs is a Northern Territory town that is located in the centre of Australia.  Said to be the heart and soul of the outback it has a long history having been established in the early 1900's.

View of Alice from Anzac Hill

Anzac Hill is a popular site as it provides a fantastic view of the town and is a memorial to members of the Australian and New Zealand services who have served in war.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service was started by Dr John Flynne in 1928 and in Alice Springs in 1937. The service  delivers  health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia. Its provided an amazing service over this time so a visit to the Flying Doctor Base is a must.

The National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame provides insights into the contribution women have made to outback life and makes anyou appreciate the challenges the early pioneers faced.

The Olive Pink Botanical Gardens includes both the gardens and a space where exhibitions are regularly held.
The Alice Springs Desert Park is a must see as it has an enormous selection of the plants and animals found across Central Australian deserts. The park provides an environment where these can be seen, smelt and heard on walking trails showcasing three desert habitats, The Desert Rivers, Sand Country and the Woodland habitat. You can also witness free-flying birds of prey in their live outdoor theatre.

The town is famous for its Aboriginal Art and as a gateway to many iconic sights including Uluru Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon

I'd have to say that if you drew a large circle around Alice Springs you'd include some of the most memorable sights I've seen in Outback NT.

Simpsons Gap West MacDonnell Ranges

Chambers Pillar to the South

Devils Marbels to the North
The marbles are thought to be serpent eggs by local Aboriginals

To find out what's on in Alice Springs you can check this Community calendar

13 day Outback Tour Melbourne to Alice Springs
13 day Outback Tour Alice Springs to Melbourne

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