Explore the heritage buildings that are culturally important to Alice Springs, and visit the seven sacred Arrernte sites and trees of significance.

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A self-guided walking tour around the Araluen Cultural Precinct provides a fascinating glimpse into the art, culture and heritage of Central Australia, and into some of the local identities that helped develop the region.

The precinct was home to Eddie Connellan, a pioneer of aviation in the Northern Territory. The original hangar, associated heritage buildings and the Connellan, or Araluen Homestead, still form part of the precinct.

The Araluen Cultural Precinct is also culturally significant to the local Arrernte people. There are seven registered sacred sites and trees of significance on the precinct. These are an integral component of the Two Women Dreaming Track.

Some of the attractions which make up the Araluen Cultural Precinct include - Central Craft, Yepereny Sculpture, Strehlow Reseach Cente, Museum of Central Australia, Central Australian Aviation Museum and the Araluen Arts Centre.

Opening times:
Monday to Fridays 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sundays 11am to 4pm. Closed Good Friday and two weeks over Christmas.
Entry cost:
$40 / $15 / $10 / Children under five are free of charge.
  • Lessons/Tutorials
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Child Activities
  • Coach Parking
  • First aid equipment
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Interactive Centre
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program