Tour Groups.

Are you a product developer for a tour company, a coach driver or tour cook, or do you own a travel business?

Whatever the case, we want to partner with you to bring your clients a unique and engaging Northern Territory experience. 

Alice Springs School of the Air Experience is a much loved feature on the itinerary of many tours and travel experiences to Central Australia.  If you’re looking to develop a tour to Alice Springs, we’d love to partner with you to ensure your clients get to experience our unique and authentic attraction, located just 5 minutes drive north of the CBD. 

Upon arrival at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre we provide your group with a local guide to welcome your clients and give your staff a break.  Your clients will love discovering the evolution of our school through engaging displays, a presentation by our friendly guide, an in-house film and observing the interactions between our teachers and students during a live or recorded lesson.  Allow a minimum of 45 minutes for the presentation, tour and shopping.

Tour Group opening hours

We are open from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday, and the last tour booking available each day is at 2:30pm.  On weekends and public holidays, we are open from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. We will always try to open for tour groups, so if you require a time slot outside our regular opening hours please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your group.  Please note that a surcharge may apply for opening outside regular hours (rates are published on our Group Rate sheet which is available upon request).

Please reconfirm your group numbers and nationality of visitors at least 48 hours prior to arrival.  If possible, please provide the phone number of your tour guide/ leader or driver.

Tour Group admission fees

Group rates are available for a party of 6 or more people, provided the visit is booked in advance and payment is made in one transaction, either in advance or, if pre-approved, on the day. Our Group Rate sheet is available upon request.

As a guide, admission fees for independent travellers are:

Adults:  $12.00                           

Child (5 - 16 years):  $9.00

We welcome one tour leader per group Free of Charge (FOC), and all coach drivers and tour cooks are also FOC. Additional FOC admissions may be applied for by written request. 

Foreign Languages

Our guides are English speaking however our film can be subtitled in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and English. Information sheets are available in the same languages, as well as Danish, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish and Hebrew. 

Please contact us a minimum of 48 hours prior to arrival to confirm group numbers and advise the nationality of the group.  We shall ensure that the filmed is played with the correct subtitled language and an information sheet in that language is available for each visitor.  For foreign language groups with a translator (who wishes to translate our guide’s presentation) we recommend allowing 60 minutes for your visit.

Group cancellations

We understand that the unexpected happens, especially in the Outback.  We have developed our cancellation policy to best allow for late notice group cancellations:

No cancellation fee will be charged if booking is cancelled more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled time.

50% of the entry fee (based on the reconfirmed group number) will be charged if booking is cancelled between 24 and 8 hours prior to the scheduled time.

100% of the entry fee (based on the reconfirmed group number) will be charged if booking is cancelled within 8 hours of the scheduled time. This is included if the group fails to show.

Facilitating daily contact between students, home tutors and teachers,
the school has always strived to find new and better ways of enriching the education of
Australia’s most remote children.

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