Traeger Park, The Gap NT
TIO Traeger Park Oval, known as the jewel in the centre is the premier playing field in Alice Springs.
The oval has beautifully manicured lawns including a turf wicket block which is meticulously maintained to perfection, and attracts national sporting fixtures to the region.
The facility boasts a 220-seat grandstand, corporate and media boxes, four change rooms and an umpire’s room as well as several other meeting rooms, club rooms and various office spaces.
Full ground capacity is estimated to be 10,000 people.
TIO Traeger Park has hosted national AFL games, NRL games as well as National and International cricket fixtures.
Traeger Park is primarily used for AFL and cricket and has lights, a turf wicket block, sight screens, an electronic multi-sport scoreboard, a corporate bar area as well as two canteens, public toilets and ample parking.
Cromwell Dr, Desert Springs NT 0870
Alice Springs Golf Club
The sporting showpiece of the unofficial capital of Central Australia is the stunning Alice Springs Golf Club which boasts one of the world's finest desert venues set in the foothills of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. With several quality hotels backing onto the course, why not stay a couple of days and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
The Alice Springs course has earned rave reviews from golfers world-wide as a course of unique charm blended with some subtle severity. Accuracy is a must and even the boldest hitters must harness their power and replace it with discretion to ensure a safe landing, rather than challenge the menacing rocky outcrops which lurk at the edges of several of the fairways.
The fully equipped Club provides a restaurant, bars, a well stocked pro-shop, a floodlit driving range and putting green.
Visitors are always welcome to enjoy the Course, Clubhouse facilities and views.
8-10 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870
The Royal Flying Doctors
In the early 1970s, the Tourist Facility was built and opened in order to tell the history of John Flynn, the RFDS and the experience of the early outback pioneers to visitors. This structure was located behind the original communications and the residential building, and in the late 1990s, the residential building became a café, souvenir shop and offices. The vision for the original Tourist Facility was to raise awareness and educate the public regarding the services of the RFDS and to raise much needed funds to maintain the important aero-medical service in the remote regions of outback Australia.
9 Stuart Terrace, The Gap NT 0870
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Welcome to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre home to the largest reptile display in Central Australia. We display an extensive range of reptiles including Terry the Saltwater Crocodile, HUGE Perentie Goannas, Thorny Devils, Frill-neck Lizards and many other fascinating lizards including a varied selection of NT Geckos from the Alice Springs region, Barkly and the Top End on display in the amazing Gecko Cave.
The daily show is not to be missed. Each day at 11am, 1pm and 3.30pm the show includes a fun and informative talk on selected lizards and pythons followed by a supervised handling session.
1 Stuart Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870
Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame
The National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame is one of two women’s museums in Australia, and was founded as a public museum for the purpose of recognising and honouring pioneering women who contributed to the development of Australia. Our collection contains women’s objects donated from across the country, and through our exhibitions we commemorate the achievements of women from across the nation who have been first in their field.
The museum defines a pioneer woman as any woman who is a pioneer in her chosen field from settlement to present day and commemorates the achievements of all Australian women.
Incorporated as a non-profit organisation, the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame acknowledges the considerable and ongoing support received from the Northern Territory Government, the Federal Government, Tourism NT and many thousands of hours of work by dedicated volunteers.
Hugh NT 0872
The West MacDonnell Ranges
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park stretches 161km west of Alice Springs and will draw you in with its majestic beauty.
Known as Tjoritja by the Traditional Owners, the continuation of cultural practices and a connection to the land is highly significant for local Aranda Aboriginal culture.
Cool scenic gorges are important refuges for plants and animals, many are found only here and some are relicts of a bygone era of tropical forests.
Some of the sites you shouldn't miss on a journey here include Simpsons Gap, Ochre Pits, Standley Chasm (privately operated) and the permanent waterholes at Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen.
When you visit the park, allow a few days to see the many surprises here steeped in Aboriginal culture.
Take the time to witness an outback sunrise, sunset and starry night sky.
Avid and experienced walkers can trek the West Macs on the Larapinta Trail.
The trail is broken into 12 sections and can be completed in stages or all at once.
Hugh NT 0872
The East MacDonnell Ranges
The East MacDonnell Ranges are full of history and culture, which is why we recommend that you take the time to explore them.
You’ll find lots of Aboriginal rock art at places like Trephina and N’Dhala Gorge, historic sites like Arltunga where you can explore an entire ghost town and check out old gold mines, and get away from it all at remote places like Ruby Gap and Ambalindum.
People are often surprised at what the East Macs have to offer and we’ve heard people RAVE about Trephina Gorge’s shady and spacious camping area.
Each destination has something different to offer, and because they’re close to Alice Springs, you can see most of them easily in a day trip.