Alice Springs was 27 broad smiles richer just before Christmas. An excited mob of Mount Liebig School children arrived on a Centre Bush Bus to enjoy the town’s hot spots. For some, it was their first eye-popping experience of a town larger than their own community of 300 people.

The group visited the Desert Park for a night walk, the Reptile Centre where a “cuddly” large snake proved too frightening for some, the aquatic centre, the cinema, the Telegraph Station and of course the stores for Christmas shopping which wasn’t at all scary.

School Principal, Larry Kenny said the trip was a reward for regular school attendance and good behaviour.

Mt Liebig community is nestled at the base of stunning Mt Liebig, one of the region’s most picturesque land formations, 325km west of Alice Springs. It is a regular stop on Centre Bush Bus’s twice weekly service between Alice Springs and Kintore.

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