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1.5 days in Alice Springs before and after EMU 3 day camping

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1.5 days in Alice Springs before and after EMU 3 day camping

We arrive from Sydney in the morning and leave for the 3 day camping tour the next day on the 1st of November. After coming back on the 3rd, we are flying out the next day at 5.00 pm. We have almost 1.5 days, in Alice Springs and would really like recommendations on what to do.

Thanks,

Monika

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1. Re: 1.5 days in Alice Springs before and after EMU 3 day camping

Hi Monika

Does your tour include any of the West MacDonnell Ranges? If not I would hire a car and head to Simpson's Gap and Stanley Chasm.

In Alice Spring itself visit the Alice Springs Desert Park (make sure you catch the birds of prey show), the Old Telegraph Station and ANZAC Hill lookout. Depending on your interests a tour of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and/or School of the Air can provide a good insight into outback life.

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2. Re: 1.5 days in Alice Springs before and after EMU 3 day camping

I would suggest Women's Hall of Fame and the Reptile Centre which are across the road from one another. Try to get to the Reptile Centre when the presentations are on so you get to hold some creatures. The are on at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm.

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3. Re: 1.5 days in Alice Springs before and after EMU 3 day camping

I'd suggest Alice Springs Cultural Precinct which if you don't have a car is about a $10 -15 cab ride from city centre. Allow yourselves a few hours to see all there. More central to the city would be the Telegraph Station and the desert park. These are good for learning about the history and culture of the region. Also Anzac Hill is a wonderful lookout.

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4. Re: 1.5 days in Alice Springs before and after EMU 3 day camping

Alice Springs Desert Park is further west of town on the same road as Alice Springs Cultural Precinct. They do accommodation pick up if pre arranged.

The Telegraph Station is approx. 3km from the CBD with the turn off along the North Stuart Highway. My husband and son did the walk through of the building just this Sunday and they both really enjoyed it. I think the entry fee was about $10 per adult but not sure.

Enjoy!

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5. Re: 1.5 days in Alice Springs before and after EMU 3 day camping

Hi,

Another vote for visiting the West MacDonnell Rangers & the Alice Spring Desert Park.

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