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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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Brilliant

We arrived here mid afternoon and I regret not having arrived in the morning to allow more time. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
chballarat
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Ballarat, Australia
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An Alice Springs success story

This is a must see when in Alice. We spent an hour enjoying the surrounds and the three art... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tambo_10
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Brisbane, 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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived here mid afternoon and I regret not having arrived in the morning to allow more time. We very much enjoyed the art galleries but what I truly enjoyed was the museum that had samples of meteorites and demonstrations of their impact on landforms,...More

Thank chballarat
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must see when in Alice. We spent an hour enjoying the surrounds and the three art exhibitions on when we were there. and found the gift shop was very good also. .We should have allowed another hour!

Thank Tambo_10
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Araluen Cultural Precinct Tambo. We're glad to hear you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to get an overview of history, indigenous art and geology for those interested. I think this would be very helpful for tourists from outside of Australia.

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting with a variety of indigenous art gallery, aviation and natural history museum and also a great cafe. Glad we visited!!

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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 9 July 2017

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 4 July 2017

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 5 July 2017

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 25 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 28 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 16 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
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sylviasimpson1
24 May 2017|
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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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21 March 2015|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
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