Alice Springs Travel Guide
Alice Springs: Iconic Australian Outback
Alice Springs: Iconic Australian Outback
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Scenery on the way
Night-time Moon in Alice Springs.
Emu Tours on a Section of the Larapinta...
Incredibly friendly, beautiful scenery, and wide-open spaces
In a nutshell
Vibrant place to base your travels into the Red Center
Discover a Town Like Alice Tour
The 2010 VT Meet group took the Discover a Town Like Alice Tour by Tailormade Tours on the afternoon of 20 Aug 2010. It took about four hours and we visited five places: the Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum, the Royal Flying Doctors Service, the Alice Springs School of...
Alice Springs Telegraph Station
The history of Alice Springs revolves around a single piece of wire that stretched from Darwin to Adelaide and carried the all important telegraph messages. Perhaps in these days of instantaneous communication with anywhere in the world via satellite and other types of...
National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame
I could really get myself into trouble with the girls here, so I’ll try really hard to be good and not make any sexist jibes along the way – although it may prove to be an impossible task!I was expecting lots of interesting interpretive panels on the hardships of the early...
Royal Flying Doctor Service visitor centre
The third stop on our Whistle Stop tour of Alice Springs was the iconic Control Station for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Flying Doctors are very dear to the hearts of Australians and in particular the outback and rural areas. Their web site has a great slogan – “The...
Funny thing about us humans – when ever there is a high point like a hill, mountain, tree, tall building, whatever we’ve got to climb it and have a good look around. Just wondering if it’s the same genes that get monkeys to do the same thing. Charles Darwin may have pondered...
Lasseters Hotel And Casino
1 Review and 241 Opinions I stayed here for 2 nights Dec 27 and 28 prior to travelling to Darwin on the Ghan train. It was a...
Pide and Kebabs: Such Good Falafel You'll Order it Twice
Located inside the Todd Street Mall, next two two other food stalls which aren't anywhere near as good, Pide and Kebabs have friendly owners who obviously take a great deal of care with their kebabs.I was reminded several times by a concerned staff member that the falafel I...
Sporties Cafe and Restaurant: Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
TV's blazing the Finke River Rally. Motorbikes standing idle in the corners. A big, bright bar with plenty on tap. $10 Quesadillas.Oh, I must be in Sporties. Located right on Main street next to Adelaide House, Sporties provides the locals with a simple convenient place to...
Bojangles: Nighttime Excitement
Well there was such a great atmosphere and what you would expect right in the centre of Australia with a group of V Ters honouring Jeff (Seabiscuit) especially after the wonderful debut in the Henley-on-Todd dry riverbed annual race.There was food and drink and dancing plus...
Lasseters Hotel Casino: Gambling and Dining in NT
Fancy 4.5 star accommodation - I'll have to stay here for at least a night, because it looks like good fun. In the mean time, I can tell you downstairs has a couple of restaurants including the Juicy Rump which was my favourite, and a couple of bar areas complete with an...
Greyhound Bus from Darwin to Alice Springs
Before my trip to the 2010 VT Meet and Survivor Camp in 2010, I decided to fly into Darwin and use the Greyhound Croc Stopover Package to get from Darwin to Alice Springs. At 269 AUD, it was reasonably priced and included coach travel between Darwin and Alice Springs with 2...
Tip duplicated on my Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide pages.The Ghan is one of the Australian legendary journeys that I have been reading about since I was a kid and then as I grew up – although there are some who’d say that never did happen – another story for another day...
Various Indigenous Art Studios: Authentic Aboriginal Art
There are several authentic aboriginal art studios around the center of the Alice Springs area. While it is highly disrespectful to take pictures of the art, I have made a quick list of the places that you'll see just walking around that were confirmed by my local friend as...
Robbed in van park at Alice Springs
There is a lot of crime happening in Alice Springs. Last night we stayed at the Big4 MacDonnell Ranges Tourist Park and had someone enter our camping trailer while we were sleeping and steal over 2000 worth of camera equipment, my bag which contained my wallet (yes with cash...
ALWAYS CARRY SUFFICIENT BOTTLED WATER
NATIONAL PARKS when out and about in these wonderful national parks ALWAYS carry more than enough fresh bottled water...This is imperative as to get lost or seperated out here can mean disaster.. Although my visit was in the winter time the days were still very hot. There...
Newspapers not available in the morning.
Well if you are like wisedancer you are like a bear with a sore head without your morning newspaper. You search for a papershop even walk to town if need be to discover "This is the Northern Territory mate...The Australian comes at 5pm"And that is reasonable considering...
CARRY A RELIABLE INSECT AND MOSQITO PEPELLANT
I ALWAYS USE A SMALL BACKPACK THAT CARRIES MY NEEDED ITEMS.. (BELOW) THE MAIN ITEM TO CARRY IS A LARGE BOTTLE OF WATER..
MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE GOOD RELIABLE WALKING BOOTS/SHOES HERE AS A TWISTED ANKLE CAN MEAN DISASTER..DUE TO WHAT CAN BE EXTREME HEAT OUT HERE WEAR A GOOD...
Kings Creek Station Amenities
Kings Creek Station also has many other amenities: bed and breakfast cabins, BBQ facilities, cafe, mini-market, gift shop, helicopter rides, camel rides, and ATV rentals. The pool looked nice but was closed because the weather was still cold.
Kings Creek Station Campground
After Uluru, the 2010 VT Survivor Camp moved to the Kings Creek Station Campground for two nights. This was a nice developed campground with running water toilets, hot water showers, dishwashing facilities, and even a swimming pool (that was closed because the weather was...
Henley-on-Todd - Battle Boat Participants
The grand finale of the Henley-on-Todd Regatta was the battle boat event. It was really fun to watch and hear. There were three battle boats: the Buccaneers, the Vikings and the Navy. All were armed with cannons that shot flour and confetti, high power water hoses, and water...
2010 VT Alice Springs Meet and Greet
The 2010 VT Alice Springs Meet and Greet was held in the picnic shelter at the Desert Palms Resort on the evening of August 19th. We had the picnic shelter reserved but another group showed up and started using the BBQ grill and fireplace just before we got there. We had...
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