Where the town of Alice Springs began. The Overland Telegraph Station, established in 1872 marks the site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. The station continued to operate for 60 years then was used as a welfare home for aboriginal children until 1963. Now restored, it tells the story of people who helped create the town. The original Alice ‘spring’ is located nearby. Guided tours run on the hour between 9am and 4:30pm (April – October).
Where towering cliffs have been shaped by a river to form Simpsons Gap. It is an important site to the Arrarnta Aboriginal people and one of the most prominent waterholes in the region. There are picnic tables, toilets and free gas for BBQs making it a popular picnic site. You can take one of the many walking trails or sit back and spot the Wallabys jumping in the distance.
One of the most impressive landmarks in Australia. A huge block of sandstone in Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. Tourists can take trips at sunrise and sunset to see the amazing changing colours in the stone.