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Araluen Cultural Precinct

  • 61 Larapinta Dr. Map It
  • Alice Springs

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

The most distinctive building in this complex is the Museum of Central Australia, which charts the evolution of the land and its inhabitants—human and animal—around central Australia. Exhibits include a skeleton of the 10½-foot-tall Dromornis stirtoni, the largest bird to walk on earth, which was found northeast of Alice. Also in the precinct are the (free) Aviation Museum, Central Craft, and Araluen Centre, home to the Araluen Art Galleries and the Namatjira Gallery, a collection of renowned Aboriginal landscapes, and the Yeperenye Scuplture—a 3-meter-high caterpillar that you can walk through, representing the sacred Dreamtime creator of the country around Alice Springs. The precinct is 2 km (1 mile) southwest of town, and is on most tourist bus itineraries. The entry pass is good for two days.

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61 Larapinta Dr., Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 0870, Australia

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  • A$15

Published 07/21/2016


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