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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre Tours

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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre
These days it’s commonplace for many schools to offer programs online, where you can receive a degree without ever seeing a teacher. Well, before the age of the internet, there was radio-- the means of how School of the Air in Alice Springs, Australia, nobly pioneered the idea to reach out to kids in obscure destinations without proper schools. One visit to the school premises, which is now complete with its own visitor center (Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre), and you can share a moving experience that shows how the utilization of technology we take for granted has not only brought people together, but shaped lives.

       Teaching primary and secondary level students since the 50’s, today students are outstretched as far as 502,000 square miles from the school. You can watch a film about the history of this truly unique school, and even listen in on live classes, which have since switched from the radio era to a highly more modernized and efficient broadband internet model. If you happen to arrive when sessions are closed, you may listen in on pre-recorded lessons, with interpreters on site to help you with translations and to field any questions.

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Once in Alice Spring’s, local buses from town are available for $2 that will drop you off right in front of the Visitor Center, otherwise it is a mere 2.1 miles from town, where you can drive or even take the available hiking and walking path that leads right to the front door.
Address: 80 Head Street, Alice Springs, Australia
Hours: Open Mon - Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm, Sun 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Admission: Adults: AU$6.50, Children (5 - 16 yrs): AU$4.50
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Skip the Line: Alice Springs School of the Air Guided Tour TicketAttraction Tickets

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Skip the Line: Alice Springs School of the Air Guided Tour Ticket

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Discover the educational innovations of the Alice Springs School of the Air on a guided tour that lasts about one hour. Learn how lessons are provided to students in remote locations across Central Australia, starting in 1951 with radio broadcasts, and now using internet technology. Watch a short film about the school’s history, and observe a live lesson as part of your visit.
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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day TourFull-day Tours

Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

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Discover the legendary heart of Outback culture on this half-day highlights tour of Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn how residents have adapted to ultra-remote living at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and the School of the Air. Encounter fearsome desert creatures at the Alice Springs Reptile Park, and take in sweeping views of the West MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
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Best of Alice Springs Full Day TourDay Trips

Best of Alice Springs Full Day Tour

View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historic locations. As we depart town we will stop at the historical Flynn’s Grave Memorial. Enjoy beautiful walks at both Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm. In the afternoon, tour the sights of 'The Alice' including The School of the Air, the historic Telegraph Station, and the Royal Flying Doctors Service, as well as the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. The tour concludes with a panoramic view of Alice Springs and the MacDonnell Ranges from Anzac Hill.
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What are Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre hours of operation?
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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre hours of operation: Open Mon - Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm, Sun 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre costs USD 7.99. Guided Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre tours start around USD 7.99 per person. See all 2 Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre tickets and tours on Viator.
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