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Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct

61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 1120
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Stunning Aboriginal Art, Geological Formation History, & Aircraft Museum

Located close to Alice Springs CBD this cultural centre has a number of different attractions in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter V
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Brilliant snapshot of Alice Springs history and culture

First up, we had read somewhere that 3 hours was sufficient to see the whole cultural precinct, so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LaniSV
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Newcastle, Australia
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The Araluen Cultural Precinct is home to some of the most significant artistic, cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs and provides a unique visitor experience, encompassing Central Australia’s key cultural institutions and collections. In its four galleries and 500 seat theatre, the Araluen Arts Centre presents an annual program of exhibitions, theatre, and film. The Araluen Galleries showcase the beginning and continuing development of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement, particularly of the Central and Western Desert. The Araluen Art Collection includes significant original watercolours by Albert Namatjira in his artistic response to the Central Australian landscape. A “keeping place of stories”, the Araluen Cultural Precinct offers a rich experience set amongst important Arrernte sites significant to the local Arltyerre (Dreaming) including yaye (Big sister hill), yaye akweke (Little sister hill) and a sacred 300-year-old corkwood tree.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located close to Alice Springs CBD this cultural centre has a number of different attractions in various seperaqte buildings. Stunning array of aboriginal art in its gallery, Beanie head wear exhibit, sculpture garden. In another building you use audio head sets to explore the beginning...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First up, we had read somewhere that 3 hours was sufficient to see the whole cultural precinct, so arrived around 1 o'clock but I could have easily spent another couple of hours there, I wish we had gone earlier in the day! The Art Gallery...More

Thank LaniSV
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi LaniSV, We are so glad to hear you had a great time at the Araluen Cultural Precinct. We hope to see you again so you can explore more (and maybe even get in that coffee at Yaye's!).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most interesting venue with Galleries and Museums, all of which are different and most interesting supported by helpful staff.

Thank Watto63
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Watto63, Glad to hear you had an interesting time at the Araluen Cultural Precinct. We hope to see you back here again.

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting mix of galleries and exhibits. I liked the craft gallery the best. The cafe does real tea leaf tea and has fabulous new york cheesecake.

Thank Madshus
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A short walk over the road and $15.00 gets you into all the exhibits. Lots to see including Albert Namajira paintings and many others. The museum has great history of the earth and a movie that goes for 50 mins upstairs. The Aviation Centre is...More

Thank andy1042017
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Andy, Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Araluen Cultural Precinct and we hope to see you back again one day!

Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is quite an asset for a small town like Alice Springs. The galleries are very good and well worth a trip out there

Thank kiwi572014
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This precinct is a good collection of a modern art museum which includes Aboriginal art, a rather fascinating outdoor caterpillar sculpture with beautiful chants and the museum of Central Australia. One ticket covers both museums, and can be bought either or as you just show...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We happen to be a family that loves museums and art galleries; but even so this is a great place to visit in Alice springs. Wonderful aboriginal art; and European too; brilliant small museum with geology and biology as strongpoints; but also some good cultural...More

Thank JedAfterthought
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This precint offers a huge variety of cultural, artisitc and natural exhibits. Well worth taking a morning/afternoon to see the lot.

Thank Annette W
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was huge surprise to us to visit this beautiful place. There is very close museum, gallery, Royal Flying Doctors museum.

Thank hurtova
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Response from Lisa-Marie R | Property representative |
Hi Sylvia, It costs $10 for seniors to access the Araluen Cultural Precinct. This includes the Araluen Arts Centre Galleries, the Museum of Central Australia and the Central Australian Aviation Museum.
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22 March 2015|
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