Experience local Aboriginal art
Head to the Todd Mall, which is lined with commercial galleries specialising in Aboriginal art. Stop in at Papunya Tula Artists to see the renowned dot paintings, then Mbantua Art Gallery and Cultural Museum, which has one of the largest collections of Aboriginal art in Australia and specialises in art from the Utopia region. While you’re in the area, enjoy lunch at one of the many trendy café’s dotted throughout the Todd Mall.
Explore the Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Take a short drive from the CBD to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. Learn about the history of the people who established the overland telegraph station or try a more adventurous route on a mountain bike tour. Tours from the Trail Station leave daily and are led by an experienced local rider, with all gear provided.
Be inspired by the early pioneers
Get amongst the interactive displays at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and step inside a full-sized replica of a modern PC-12 aeroplane, part of the exciting new collection.
Here, you will gain an insight into the iconic Australian outback service established by pioneers in 1928. Have lunch under the original verandah and enjoy the amazing blue skies that Alice Springs is known for. Sit back and relax with a coffee, especially blended for the RFDS by a local coffee roaster.
Climb Anzac Hill and watch the sunset
Make a visit to the top of Anzac Hill for a panoramic view of the town. You can drive your car to the top, or if you’re feeling active, you can walk via the ‘Lions Walk’. Enjoy your view of the MacDonnell Ranges, the town centre and desert landscapes as the sun goes down.
Stargaze the night away
To finish off the day, make the most of the clear starry skies in the Red Centre at the Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre. Learn how to navigate and identify the zodiac and constellations in the night sky and listen to ancient Aboriginal stories of creation.