Camel Tours Open
7 Days 9.00am to 5.00pm - The Frontier Camel Farm is located on the
Ross Highway 4kms from Alice Springs. Group tours by prior arrangement.
Camel Display: All you
ever wanted to know about camels in Australia: their origins, history,
physiology, personalities, peculiarities ab nd their status today are
clearly described in this colourful display.
Camel Shop: friendly and comfortable
camel theme shop with refreshments and a fantastic and camel souvenirs
and camel products including cosmetics.
Take a Camel out to Dinner drinks
and bush-tucker tasting. Take a Camel out to Breakfast:
Soft morning light and cool clear air help make an early morning
camel ride along the Todd River a special way to start the day.
Alice Springs has a number of bicycle tracks. Centre Cycles
- Ph:(08) 8953 2966.
Old Ghan Today The original narrow gauge railway
is closed and most of the original track
has been removed. However approximately 25 kilometres are still maintained
for the Old Ghan train and museums are located 10km south of Alice Springs
at the MacDonnell Siding.
There is a 1930's style railway station built
from the plans originally intended for Stuart (Alice Springs). The dispay
area includes the station, a museun, a souvenir shop, tea rooms and
restored carriages and locomotives.
In 1878 work began on the Great Northern Railway which was to cross
the middle of Australia from Port Augusta to Darwin.
The Southern section
of the line finally reached Alice Spings in 1929 and the train that
ran on this line became known as The Ghan.
The Ghan was named after
the Afghan camel drivers who had contributed to the development of communication
and transports links in inland Australia.
After the Old Ghan ceased
running, it was replaced by theLegendary Ghan now travels
to Alice Springs on a standard gauge railway from Adelaide via Tarcoola,
west of the old track.