Alice Explorer

The Alice 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.

Travel to the world’s largest classroom, The School of the Air, covering more than 1.3 million square kilometres. Alice Springs School of the Air was established in 1951 and is still in operation today. It was the first to use two-way radio broadcasts to help with the education of students in remote areas who were unable to attend face-to-face lessons.

If you are lucky, you may be able to witness a class first hand. 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.

 

Price

Platinum and Gold Service guests

Included in your fare

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