5. MacDonnell Ranges & Alice Town Highlights Full Day Tour
MacDonnell Ranges and Alice town highlights Full-Day Tour is an excellent opportunity to explore the panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell ranges, popular gaps in the East Macdonnell ranges, and historical and colourful places in Alice Springs. Itinerary Anzac Hill Our first visit of the day is at Anzac Hill, where you will be able to take in panoramic views over the town of Alice Springs and the surrounding MacDonnell ranges. You may be able to capture one photo to cover the entire town. Anzac Hill is a memorial dedicated to those who served in Australia’s defense forces during all international wars. John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve Your next stopping will be at Flynn’s Grave Memorial, the resting place of Reverend Flynn, the founder of the Royal Flying doctor service. Simpsons Gap Simpson Gap features the towering cliffs of Simpsons Range, a permanent waterhole, and opportunities to spot resident wildlife and ancient Red River Gums with a taste of Central Australia. Simpsons Gap is a significant site to the local Arrernte Aboriginal people and was the mythological home of giant goanna ancestors. Standley Chasm (Angkerle Atwatye) The next stop on your exploration of West MacDonnell is a picturesque walk at Standley Chasm. After Mrs. Ida Standley, who in 1914 became the first school teacher in Alice Springs, this place was named Standley Chasm by Western Arrentre aboriginal people. LUNCH BREAK (45 MINUTES) Araluen Arts Centre You will get an excellent opportunity to look closely at Albert Namatjira's arts, learn about unique natural history, follow the evolution of the landscape and fascinating creatures, and explore the panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The Araluen Arts Centre aims to develop a collection of artworks that reflect a permanent record of art practice in Central Australia. Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tour Facility Your next exciting place is Royal Flying Doctor Service Alice Springs Tour Facility. See, experience, and learn through the wonder of technology the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Alice Springs Telegraph Station The Alice Springs Telegraph Station is located within the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, four kilometers north of the Alice Springs town center in the Northern Territory of Australia. Established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide, it is the original site of the first European settlement in central Australia. It was one of twelve stations along the Overland Telegraph Line. Emily and Jessie Gaps Move onward to Emily and Jessie Gaps, the first noticeable feature of the East MacDonnell Ranges as you drive 24 kilometers out of Alice Springs, the two small gaps in the Heavitree Range are spiritual sites to the Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal people. With these attractions, we conclude your tour and will drop you at your hotels or caravan parks.