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Great trip and a good chance to really see Alice Springs. In half a day you see everything without feeling rushed. The reptile park is a highlight and Rex the guide is hilarious. Well worth the money and time
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Alice with our guide Jenny from AAT KIngs. She was great company and very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed the school of the air, telegraph station, flying doctors museum and reptile centre visits. We delighted in seeing kangaroos at the telegraph station and the stunning views of Alice from the Anzac Memorial. Thanks Jenny for a great introduction to Alice. This was a great way to spend an afternoon before heading to Uluru! Highly recommended
This was an excellent way to get to see Alice Springs on a very short stop over. My driver arrived within minutes of my arrival at my Motel and was well knowledged about the area and extremely helpful as well. View of Alice Springs from Anzac Hill was breath taking and one had plenty of time to take photos as well on this tour. I found visiting the Historical Telegraph Station was excellent this I probably enjoyed the most coming from a farming back ground. They truly have restored this site so one could clearly see how things were during the early days of people manning this station. Visiting the School of the Air was very interesting and gave one the full history of how it all came about as well as how large an area this school covers. We also had the opportunity to watch teachers work over the air as well which now is mostly done on computers. There was also. the chance to contribute by buying books for the school. The Royal Flying Doctors Centre enlightened one about the wonderful work this team does for our very remote residents living in rural Australia. Found this very interesting as it now has grown over the years and man 68 planes throughout rural Australia helping people to get urgent medical assistance when needed. The Reptile Centre was also very interesting and the staff member knew his stuff as well about the various reptiles they had on show. We also got the chance to have a quick drive around Alice Springs which showed us that Alice Springs now has just about everything in the way of stores. Seeing the dry Todd River was amazing especially if you saw a follow up photo of it in flood times which is extremely rare. This was a wonderful tour to take for an afternoon in Alice Springs had plenty to show the group as well all entrance fees were covered in the one price. Had plenty of time to walk around and see things at our own leisure as well. This tour was very well presented and certainly gave me a lot of information about the area in a short time.
First, our compliments to AAT tour operators. Due to a late flight arrival at Alice Springs and a 1 1/2 hour transfer from the airport to Chiffley Hotel, we missed our scheduled tour pickup. We thought about trying to take a cab to catch the tour at one of the scheduled stops, but the hotel clerk said, "no worries" and called AAT who sent a driver over to pick us up and overtake the tour. He even provided insightful commentary that we would have otherwise missed. Tour driver/guide was great and provided interesting commentary that added to appreciation of the Alice Spings area. All five scheduled tour stops were very worhwhile; however, the curator's commentary at the reptile house was too lengthy.
This was a great overview for the time-constrained, and was very enjoyable. We found the town interesting and the guide informative.
This was an excellent tour. Myles our driver/guide was extremely informative. We visited five different locations and even though I must admit I thought a couple of them would be boring they were all extremely interesting. Especially the school of air and the owner of the reptile centre was so passionate about his animals it made it even more enjoyable.
This was truly a fun, informative and wonderful way to explore Alice Springs, our coach and tour Guide was Ryce Craig, a wonderful guy who added humour, personality and facts to a great day. School of the Air was fascinating, Royal Flying Doctors fantastic, Telegraph Station gorgeous, reptile park interesting, view from Anzac Hill when moon closest to earth, rising spectacular.... This is a must do tour!!!
great guide. myles clearly passionate about his job and his town. thankyou to him for making this tour so very interesting.
really very informative fantastic coach driver thoroughly enjoyed it
Even though it was a public holiday, and not all venues were open, the driver/ tour guide, with his deep knowledge of Alice Springs and its history, ensured that those of us on the tour were not for a moment bored.. I can highly recommend this tour for those visiting the Alice and have a few hours to spare...very good value....
I travelled with my 85 year old father. Our tour driver was Graeme and he was courteous, informative and made each of his passengers feel very welcome. The sites were terrific. I would recommend this halfday tour to all . Ann
Good tour taking in all the interesting sites (and there are many) at Alice Springs. Unfortunaately the guide had a strong Australian accent and I (English mother tongue) didn't understand much of what she said.
A good way to get a bit of history about Alice and the role it plays in Central Australia. The definite highlight was the reptile park - he was a great presenter who provided extremely useful information about snakes and crocs in Australia but did so through humour and by keeping his audience totally engaged. I learnt more than I ever have thanks to the way he presented the information.
very good tour if you want to see something different compareed to high rise buildings and the desert environment.
Very interesting good afternoon visiting places of interest locally in Alice springs
Excellent tour! I loved the School of the Air tour. Highly recommended!
Nice short tour seeing a variety of highlights such as School of the Air and the Reptile Centre. Very informative guide, would definitely recommend!
It was an informative, interesting half day. We learned some history of the area and were amazed at how the services we sometimes take for granted are made available for remote areas.
My group enjoyed the tour with the highlight being the School of the Air. There are few areas where greater commentary and information would have been nice. Quality of the bus was fantastic.
Interesting and informative. We particularly enjoyed the visit to the school. The guide was informative and pleasant.
We were disappointed by this tour, not with the content but with the short time we spent at the School of the Air, the Telegraph Station and, in particular, the Reptile Centre where we were raced through at a rate of knots and did not even catch sight of the salt water crocodile. Leaving the visit to the Anzac Memorial until last on a very hot day wasn't the best idea either. Our lady guide was almost disinterested in the trip and this coupled with the fact that there were at least two families with bored,crying children who were far too young for some of the venues left us glad to get back to the hotel,
The tour was nice, for the price and for what Alice Springs can offer. At the RFDS we felt a bit abandoned, but it was very interesting as the School of the Air and mostly the Telegraph station. The visit at the Aboriginal Gallery was interesting but a guide from the gallery would have been appreciated.