Keeping the whole family happy and entertained when travelling can feel impossible, and planning the perfect itinerary may seem pointless. Fortunately, despite its remote outback location, Alice Springs has plenty of exciting activities on offer that visitors of all ages will love. With both indoor and outdoor attractions focusing on culture, wildlife, and the natural beauty of the area, it’s easy to experience the outback in a way that everyone will enjoy.
Art and culture are regarded highly amongst the community of Central Australia, and there's no better place to experience them than at the Araluen Cultural Precinct. Here you will discover an array of museums, a theatre, and the Araluen Arts Centre, home to four excellent galleries. The favourite museum amongst children is generally the Museum of Central Australia, where visitors can learn about native birds, crocodiles, and other local wildlife of Alice Springs.
For another animal-related experience, take the family to Frontier Camel Farm, located just south of Alice Springs. The whole family can enjoy learning about the history, physiology, and personality of camels in Australia. Partake in a short or longer camel ride, and take a look around the museum filled with cameleering equipment, photographs, and other memorabilia. For a truly special experience, book a camel safari to include breakfast or dinner at the farm, and an enjoyable tour of the Date Gardens.
If you are travelling with school-age children, then the Alice Springs School of the Air is a fantastic place to visit. Established in 1951, the school provides education to children living in remote areas of Central Australia. Children and adults alike will love to compare remote education to their own school experience through watching films, presentations, and real classes featuring innovative remote teaching techniques.
Located just 15 minutes from Alice Springs, Earth Sanctuary offer enjoyable, eco-friendly outback tours that are fun for all ages. Experience the natural beauty of the area on a daytime or evening tour, or indulge in dinner and a show. Experience a stunning sunset as you sip complimentary champagne, followed by a delicious gourmet BBQ dinner, and fascinating presentations on astronomy and culture.