Alice Springs, located in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre is the traditional land of the Arrernte people. Here students have the unique opportunity to learn about the ancient Indigenous culture and history of the area. Visiting cultural centres and engaging in activities led by Indigenous guides can provide valuable insights into Aboriginal traditions, art, and storytelling.
One of the most iconic attractions in Australia, Uluru (Ayers Rock), and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) are located near Alice Springs. The trip offers a chance to learn about the geological significance and spiritual importance of these natural landmarks to the Anangu people. The West and East MacDonnell Ranges surrounding Alice Springs showcase stunning landscapes, gorges, and rock formations. School tours can include guided hikes, geological studies, and opportunities to understand the significance of these natural features.
Alice Springs has some of the clearest skies in the world, making it an ideal location for stargazing and astronomy activities. Students can visit observatories and learn about the southern hemisphere’s night sky.
Alice Springs has a rich history related to European settlement, the Overland Telegraph Line, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Students can visit historical sites and museums to gain insights into the area’s past.
If its outdoor activities you would like to focus on there are ample opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, and camel rides.
By combining education, adventure, and cultural experiences, an Alice Springs school tour can be a transformative and memorable experience for students.