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Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre
Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre

Open Mon - Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm, Sun 1:30pm - 4:30pm
80 Head Street, Alice Springs

The basics

Visitors to Alice Springs can tour “the World’s Largest Classroom” at the School of the Air Visitor Centre just outside of town. A short film and presentation outline the school’s history, and visitors can see live or recorded lessons to experience teaching methods firsthand.

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Skip the Line: Alice Springs School of the Air Guided Tour Ticket
Skip the Line: Alice Springs School of the Air Guided Tour Ticket
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A great insight into the school of the air. No school happening at the time so they showed a class recording
Marilyn_D, Apr 2021

Things to know before you go

  • The School of the Air is a must-visit for all first time visitors to Alice Springs.
  • Give yourself 45 minutes to an hour to tour the facility.
  • All information is presented in English, but information sheets and subtitles are available in several other languages.
  • The Visitor Centre is wheelchair accessible and caters to visitors with hearing loss or vision loss.
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How to get there

Local buses 100 and 101 from Alice Springs stop in front of the school’s visitor center. You can also drive and park on-site, or make the 2.1-mile (3.4-km) walk along a dedicated footpath.

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When to get there

The Visitor Centre is open Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Sundays and holidays. The climate-controlled center is a good option for a rainy day or hot afternoon.

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The Largest Classroom in the World

The School of the Air calls itself the largest classroom in the world, and that might very well be true. Students attending the school live across an area double the size of Texas and ten times larger than England.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre?
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