"A town Like Alice" Alice Springs by Zanzibargirl

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Alice Springs is the gateway to the Red Centre, the centre of Australia, the middle of no where. It has been home to the Arrernte Aboriginal tribal group for 20,000 years.

Alice Springs is the last effort of civilisation before you head outback to see the sites of central Australia and the town is thriving and exists mostly due to the tourism in the area.

A film was made about the town in the tale 1956 classic "A Town Like Alice".

The original town was formed 3 km south as a telegraph station and was named after the springs near by and Charles Todds wife Alice. The town that is officially Alice springs was called Stuart, but in 1933 was officially changed to Alice springs.

Sites in the area to see include the old telegraph station, the Royal Flying doctors service, School of the Air, The Reptile Centre, Adelaide House, Old Stuart Town Gaol, Anzac Hill and the Central Australian Aviation Museum.

Alice Springs is certainly something different. With fantastic year round temperatures and having all you need to it is the pit stop before entering the red centre and the last frontier.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Cool place, lots of fun had....
  • Cons:I am still curious about this place
  • In a nutshell:so much left here undiscovered
  • Last visit to Alice Springs: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 13, 2005
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