Alice Springs Highlights Tour

Alice Springs Highlights Tour

4 hours Alice Springs, Australia

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At the very heart of Australia lies the historic town of Alice Springs - the pioneering gateway to a mysterious land of natural monuments, colorful outback culture and ancient Dreamtime lore. On this half-day afternoon tour you will visit the School of the Air, the Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service as well as take in spectacular views of the West MacDonnell ranges from Anzac Hill.
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Stop At: Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, Alice Springs School of Air 80 Head St, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia

Hear from your Driver Guide how Alice Springs began as a radio repeater station along the Overland Telegraph Line
• Call into the School of the Air, which provides education to primary school aged children living on remote properties in the Northern Territory

Duration: 55 minutes

Stop At: Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, South Stuart Highway Herbert Heritage Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia

Explore the Telegraph Station, site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, and learn how it relayed messages between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 years

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, 8 - 10 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia

Visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which delivers medical services to those who live and work in remote rural Australia.

Duration: 55 minutes

Stop At: Alice Springs Reptile Centre, 9 Stuart Tce, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia

At the Alice Springs Reptile Centre, encounter goannas, frill-neck lizards, and meet Terry the saltwater crocodile!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Anzac Hill Road, Alice Springs, Northern Territory Australia

• Top off your afternoon with a panoramic view over Alice and the surrounding West MacDonnell Ranges, from the top of Anzac Hill

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional, local guide
  • Commentary by driver
  • Touring by luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • Entry to the Telegraph Station, site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs
  • Entry at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia
  • Entry to School of the Air, the world's largest classroom
  • Entry/Admission - Alice Springs School of the Air Experience
  • Entry/Admission - Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Alice Springs Reptile Centre


  • Food and drink

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups commence prior to the tour start time. You will be collected from the hotel you have selected in the drop down list during the booking process. Your hotel pick-up time will be displayed on your voucher. If you wish to change your pick-up location from the one selected, you must call the operator at least 24 hrs prior to travel. If your hotel does not appear on the drop down list, the operator does not pick-up from your hotel. Please phone the operator to arrange an alternate pick-up time and location.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicle used is 21 seated coach
  • Please note: School of the Air is only open Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.


91 Reviews

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Marlene_H October 2021

Really enjoyed the reptile experience the most but the whole tour was so good loved it all.The guides and presenters were so patient and knowledgable.

Pamela_H October 2021

Enjoyed the tour, especially the School of the Air and the Telegraph Station. Good intro to Alice Springs. Would have liked more background history.

Corinne_B June 2021

Great way to see and hear about the history of the town, learn about the RFDS, school of the air, telegraph station, reptiles and more, driver/guide very knowledgeable

71wilhelminak June 2021

Firstly Brett was a great guide we did this tour on 22nd June, it was informative and plenty of time at each stop we were not rushed and Brett as guide gave alot of information. We stopped at Anzac Hill, School of the Air, Telegraph Station, Flying Doctors. Iwould definitely recommend this

wilhelminak2020 June 2021

ATown like Alice tour was wonderful Brett our tour guide was great there was plenty of time, highlights School of Air, Flying Doctors, Telegraph Station , the reptile Park wasn't great

Lakesidelady66 June 2021

Great way to see around the town of Alice Springs and to take in the main attractions. We had a great driver who knew so much about Alice Springs and so many anecdotal stories in with the main commentary. The pace was great, with so much to see. The stop at the School of the Air was brilliant, with time to hear how classes are run and the resources they have. The history is fascinating and its wonderful to hear the connections the children have, and that they were due for a visit to Alice Springs the next week. The visit to the Reptile park was great and the owner so passionate about all of his animals. Highlight was to see a Thorny Devil in real life.

Peter_S May 2021

The desert park first thing in the morning is well worth a visit. The displays and talks are excellent especially the wild bird feeding. Despite arriving early we didn't have time to see everything before the bus arrived to take us back to town at noon. In the afternoon the Town Like Alice tour was great. We visited all the main attractions and had a telegram sent to us at the Overland Telegragh Station. Sufficient time was given to wander about and take things in plus the Reptile Park was a great experience to see and learn about Australian snakes, lizards and crocodiles.

David_G May 2021

We paid for a half day Alice Springs highlights tour . We were dropped off at the Desert Park and told that someone would pick us up at midday! . We tried to calm the number given on the Viator ticket but no one answered . We paid $378 for a tour that we weren’t given . The entry cost for the Desert Park was $74 !!! We want our money back !!!

Kev May 2021

Bit of a mix up unfortunately My fault and tour people as well Thought we were doing a half day tour Alice springs but we’re dropped of in morning at dessert park which I might say was fantastic then picked up dropped back to motel which is great Received a call later on for afternoon tour of Alice but I thought we had already done half day so didn’t want to be dishonest and take another trip My mistake I guess but it would help if tour company would explain the day ahead so people like myself understand and don’t miss out on the full day

Kellie_A April 2021

This was a great afternoon packed full of useful information. Gary, our tour guide, was excellent. Highly recommended.

Margaret_B April 2021

This tour allowed us the opportunity to visit a range of local activities around Alice Springs. Being in an organised group meant that the venues were prepared for our arrival and that presentations immediately commenced maximising the time spent at each place.

gillabeth April 2020

We really enjoyed our tour of Alice Springs visiting the School of the Air, The Telegraph Station, The Flying Doctors, The Reptile Centre and Anzac Hill. Our driver/guide Myles was very informative and his enthusiasm for the place was great. We had a really good time.

RGJ March 2020

We had a good afternoon with MYLES ..informative,friendly...we had s good humoured group and thoroughly enjoyed the experience

sue n January 2020

This was an excellent tour, & well worth the money. It lasted over 4 hours. Our driver/guide Gerry, was excellent. Couldn't fault it.

J0P60 December 2019

A great tour. The Reptile centre was especially fascinating and the best of its kind I have been to. Ian was our tour guide and he made it a great afternoon

cbgb November 2019

Great Tour of local Outback history with several stops at important local museums. Highly recommended.

Susie G November 2019

We had such a good time on this tour. It included all of the places I was keen to visit and all the information I wanted. Very good tour guide and fascinating history!! I highly recommend the half day tour!!

Barbara T October 2019

A excellent tour to learn the history of Alice Springs, Ian our great tour guide is very resourceful. A relaxing relaxing tour with little walking.

STEPHEN_J October 2019

Our guide Tash took us to the RFDS, School of the Air, the original telegraph station and initial site which included Alice's Spring and ANZAC Hill. Certainly worth the trip and we found Tash to be very knowledgeable. The tour gave us an insight as to the importance of Alice Springs to the outback.

Christine_H October 2019

This was an interesting tour. The guide was Excellent providing interesting commentary along the way. All of it was interesting. At the Air school it was great to see the air classrooms & how lessons are relayed to students.

Janet S September 2019

Although this four hour trip covered the main tourist spots of Alice I felt that time at each place such as school of the air and flying doctor service was rushed compared with the time spent at the Reptile Centre. I was glad I had done the independent walking tour myself earlier in the day as many historic places were overlooked by our guide that day. As with many tours it depends on who you get as your guide as to the quality of enthusiasm and information . Mine unfortunately was a grumpy old man !

791nicolac September 2019

Awesome trip, all places are interesting. Could do with more time in some places but you can’t have everything. Our coach driver Ian was great.

Romyr July 2019

Very educational, short and would be able to see Alice Springs. I was glad i did it. Good to see what Alice Springs can offer you. We saw Reptile Centre, Royal Flying Doctor, Air School. Anzac Hill and around old town of Alice Springs.

Tanya K July 2019

If you have limited time in Alice Springs but want to see the must see sights, then this tour is for you.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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