Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre
Alice Springs School of the Air was established in 1951, pioneering HF radio as a way of delivering education to some of Australia’s most remote students.
In a format that now might be familiar to many people, the school today delivers lessons online and has been doing so since the early 2000s.
The Visitor Centre located 3.5km from the centre of Alice Springs, offers travellers a virtual journey into "The World's Largest Classroom", revealing stories about the school and its students’ outback lifestyle, as well as the world-renowned innovations of this uniquely Australian school.
The visitor experience includes a film and guided presentation about our school’s unique history. View ‘live’ or recorded lessons (outside of school hours) while our guides describe the ground-breaking techniques making it possible for our remote, outback students to participate in school classes despite the challenges of time, distance and isolation.
All funds raised in the Visitor Centre directly support student enrichment programs for our school; an education provider which continues to deliver one of the most distinctive methods of education in the world.
- Indicative Prices tickets from $12.00
Tour group/agent rates available for adult groups 6+ (pre-booked only). Tour groups bookings welcome - email [email protected]
- Child tickets from $9.00
Child (5 - 16 years) $9.00 Family rates available $35.00 - $38.00 Special Rates are available for groups
- Coach Parking
- Family Friendly
- Interactive Centre
- Interpretive Centre
- Non Smoking
- Public Toilet
- Shop / Gift Shop
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss. Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
- Quality Tourism Accreditation
- COVID Clean Practicing Business
- ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
- COVID Safe
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