Alice Springs might be the gateway to the heart of Australia, but this town also holds some of its very own gems. Now is your chance to explore the iconic sites of the Alice to discover its significant place in Australian history.
Visit the attraction triangle where you can choose to visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service Base to learn about the vital medical care the service provides to thousands of Australians living in Outback Australia or visit the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, one of three women’s museums in Australia, celebrating women in history who have made a significant contribution to Australia’s heritage or alternatively, you can take a detour to the Reptile Centre, where you will meet Terry the Saltwater Crocodile and a range of other scaly friends such as goannas, frill-neck lizards and thorny devils. The choice is yours, visit as many or as little as you please.
Re-join the group and travel to the historical precinct of The Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Here you’ll learn about day to day life of the first European settlement in Alice Springs and how the station played a pivotal role in bridging the isolation and communication gap between remote Australian towns. Established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide, it is the best preserved of the 12 stations along the Overland Telegraph Line.
Stop to capture a stunning photograph of Alice Springs atop ANZAC Hill before returning to The Ghan.Recommended Fitness Level: Low – coach tour with short walks required.
Platinum and Gold Service guests
Included in your fare
Please note: All bookings and payments are done while on train. Tours are subject to change without notice. Tour descriptions and prices are valid until 31 March 2017.