View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historic locations. In the afternoon, tour the sights of 'The Alice'.
The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples. View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historic locations.
As we depart town we will stop at the historical Flynn’s Grave Memorial. Enjoy beautiful walks at both Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm (morning tea stop). After morning tea, return to Alice Springs. B
In the afternoon, tour the sights of 'The Alice' including The School of the Air. We learn how children who cannot access schools are educated by radio, we may have the opportunity to listen to and observe actual lessons in progress on air. Stop at the historic Telegraph Station, which marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service, where you will see how medical aid reaches those who live in the remote 'outback'. We also make a stop at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, where you can see up close and maybe touch some of the lizards and snakes of Central Australia's semi-arid desert, such as the Perentie Lizard and the Thorny Devil. The tour concludes with a panoramic view of the township of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
Departure Days: Daily (Mar, Apr - Nov)
Mon, Thu, Sat (Dec-Feb)
Departure Time: 0730
Return Time: 1800
Duration: 10.5 Hours
For the afternoon portion of the tour, guests can be dropped off by the driver guide in town and given a central meeting point and time.
Alternatively, they can go back to their hotels to refresh and be picked up again on the A3 scheduled pickups.