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Araluen Cultural Precinct

61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 1120
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Loved our visit

Definitely a "must do". Apparently we were fortunate to be there, at a time, when there was a huge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maggie F
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
So worth a visit!

Wander, wander and then wander some more. I spent a few hours here enjoying the whole precinct... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sharonpK7793AB
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Bowral, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a "must do". Apparently we were fortunate to be there, at a time, when there was a huge collection of indigenous art was present.

Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wander, wander and then wander some more. I spent a few hours here enjoying the whole precinct, talking with locals and learning. I highly recommend wandering here!

Thank sharonpK7793AB
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sharon, We are glad to hear you had a great time. Please visit us again someday when you are next in Alice Springs.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is an entry fee of $15.00 per adult and this allows you access to the whole site. You are met by a staff member who explains how it all works at the entry. The art was lovely but we enjoyed the other areas more....More

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

Hi Woodgate Family, We are glad to hear you had a great time and got to enjoy all of the Cultural Precinct. We hope to see you again some day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Araluen cultural precinct was an Excellent place to spend an afternoon. The geological information in the museum and the Aboriginal art works and stories in the gallery were a great precursor to our Larapinta trek.

Thank Esposito B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well done Alice Springs. Please allow yourself time to visit this wonderful collection of museums. The Central museum with an amazing collection of fossils and information on geology and meteorites was outstanding. The arts museum features some Albert Namatijra works in a special display. A...More

Thank Janelle R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the exhibits and in particular we enjoyed the collection of Albert Namatjira's works they have. Included in your ticket is the aviation museum and the museum of central Australia. We found these two museums very informative

Thank sala5000
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This large Cultural Precinct comprises 4 Art Galleries. The Albert Namatjira Gallery features works by Indigenous artists and a good selection of Albert Namatjira's works including the water colour "Haasts Bluff" commissioned for the Melbourne Olympic games. The Museum of Central Australia has a very...More

Thank Wally H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The art gallery has on display a collection of watercolours featuring the Albert Namatjira school. There are several pieces of Albert's work which are excellent. The rest of the gallery is OK but not overly exciting. Central Crafts is a shop beside the art gallery...More

Thank travelwriter2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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 Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

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!

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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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22 March 2015|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Like the last reply sorry but unable to help
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