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  • 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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School of the Air Tours

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, 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.

Practical Info

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.

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Alice Springs School of the Air Guided Tour, Alice Springs, null

Alice Springs School of the Air Guided Tour

Let our tour guide take you on a virtual journey around "World's Largest Classroom" covering an area of 1.3 million square.  Watch a film on the ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 45 to 90 mins

From USD $4.89
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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour, Alice Springs, Attraction Tickets

Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

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At the very heart of Australia lies the historic town of Alice Springs - the pioneering gateway to a mysterious land of natural monuments, colorful outback ...  Read more

Location: Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.41
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