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