Tours and Attractions
Rowley Roberts Tourist Information Centre
The Alpha District Tourism & Development Association was established in 1999 and set up in an old Railway Guards room, which was relocated from the Railway Station to the Tivoli Picture Theatre site in Shakespeare Street, Alpha. Cr Rowley Roberts opened the Information Centre on 22nd April 2001.
The Information Centre is operated by volunteers Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 12.30pm and also acts as a Driver Reviver Station offering:
- Information on local attractions and history of the area
- Travel brochures
- Postcards and much more….
So come in and talk to the friendly staff, and browse through the Information Centre and see what this unique and peaceful town has to offer.
Alpha Petrified Wood
The volunteers at the Rowley Roberts Tourist Information Centre can show you examples of petrified wood and direct you to where you might see this in its natural setting.
Petrified wood is a type of fossil, in which the tissues of a dead plant are replaced with minerals (most often a silicate, such as quartz). The petrifaction process occurs underground, when wood or woody materials suddenly become buried under sediment. Mineral-rich water flowing through the sediment deposits minerals in the plant's cells and as the plant's lignin and cellulose decays away, a stone cast is left in its place.