The Rotary Club of Alice Springs
Within our District, clubs are 'teamed up' for fellowship and Rotary activities - where possible a city club is partnered with a regional club.
West Lakes has the honour of partnering with Alice Springs, and welcomes the members of Alice Springs to visit whenever they are in the region of West Lakes.
For more information visit www.henleyontodd.com.au
Rotary Club of Alice Springs (17627)
Meeting Day/Time: Wednesday
6:30 pm for 7:00 pm
Meeting Venue: Madigans Restaurant
Larapinta Dr, Desert Park
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870
Alice Springs is the NT's biggest settlement outside Darwin. The MacDonnell Ranges run right through town, as does the normally dry Todd River.
There are many gorges, gaps and waterholes in the MacDonnell Ranges. Many of these geological features have permanent water and provide local fauna and flora with cool retreats from the harsh summer Sun. There is a 220 km walking trail from Alice Springs to Glen Helen Gorge in the west.
Visitors can fly to Alice Springs and Ayers Rock direct from the Australian capital cities, or get there by car, coach or train. The Ghan, a popular tourist train to Alice Springs from Adelaide in South Australia, is named after the Afghan camel trains of yesteryear. The rail trip takes 22 hours. The whole 3000 km trip from Adelaide to Darwin on The Ghan takes 47 hours.
Alice Springs was founded in 1872 as Telegraph Station, on the Overland Telegraph Line.
The Telegraph Station is now a historical reserve, with a collection of restored stone buildings. The nearby spring, that Alice Springs was built around and named after, still flows.