The Araluen Cultural
A rich cultural and historical experience which includes performing, visual art and the natural history of the region. It embraces Aboriginal art from central Australia and contemporary art by local and Australian artists. Located in the precinct are The Strehlow Research Centre for Aboriginal Culture, The Museum of Central Australia and the Connellan Aviation Museum. The grounds inhabit seven registered sacred sites and trees of significance.
The Alice Springs Desert Park
The desert park brings together plants, birds animals and people in a depiction of desert land captured in a safari park. Wander through many open air exhibits and explore the largest nocturnal house in the Southern Hemisphere, learning about the incredible diverse life of Australia’s deserts.
John Flynn’s Grave Historic Reserve
Under a large rock, at the foot of Mt Gillen, lay the ashes of the Reverend John Flynn, the founder of the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service. The site has magnificent views of Mount Gillen to the south and the MacDonnell range. Keen (and fit) hikers can follow a track to the top of Mount Gillen which takes around two hours.