Alice Springs Tour

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Touring around Alice Springs will get you acquainted with the town and its surroundings. There is a lot to see and do. There's actually a lot to see around Northern Territory.

You can book a trip to see the West MacDonnell Ranges, which are spectacular Australian mountains, or you can discover amazing palms in the Australian desert, by visiting the Finke Gorge National Park.

If you are an early riser and in search for adventure, see the outback from the above. Let the balloon take you up, watch the sunrise and take memorable pictures. Then sip a glass of champagne to go with your breakfast when you return.

Beyond an Alice Springs Tour - Hermannsburg, a Heritage Town

Not far from Alice Sprins there is Hermanssburg, a historical little town and one of the first towns in Central Australia.

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Two German Lutheran missionaries came there in 1877, built a small church and set up the first Aboriginal Mission. At that time Hermannsburg was the second largest European settlement in the region, after Alice Springs.

The missionaries learnt the local Arrente language and came up with a German Arrente dictionary to be able to translate the Bible.

Hermannsburg is also known as the place where the Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira was born in 1902. He became famous in the middle of the 20th century for his watercolours painted in a western style. His work captures the uniqueness of the Central Australian landscape and flora.

The historical site is today a museum and art gallery that displays paintings by Namatjira and his family who learnt to paint from him.

Go there to get some insights about the life and work of this Aboriginal painter. Walk around to see the old buildings of the mission.

And while you are there get a nice freshly baked apple strudel to remind you of the good old German cuisine.

One of the places on the must see list when you travel Alice Springs is the Desert Park. You will really get a whole new perspective about the Red Centre and its flora and fauna.

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