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Featured Articles Of The Week: The Alice Springs Area

Alice Springs on the Todd River Alice Springs on the Todd River

The Australian Outback provides some of the greatest wonders that you will ever see. Alice Springs sits a on the shore of the Todd River, known as Lhere Mparntwe by the Arrernte people and pronounced ler-ra m-barn-twa. Running through the center of Alice Springs, this ephemeral river is dry for approximately 95% of the year. During heavy rainfall, the catchment area fills with water and the Todd River’s flow reaches Alice Springs 6 – 8... [Read more of this article]

The West MacDonnell Ranges The West MacDonnell Ranges

The mountains around Alice Springs are called the MacDonnells Ranges. Set in the Heavitree Gap, Alice Springs has the West MacDonnell Ranges to its west and the East MacDonnell Ranges lie to the east. The easy vehicle access to these mountains makes them a popular attraction to visitors exploring the area around Alice Springs. Covering a distance of 250 km in length, a jewel in the Australian Outback, the West MacDonnell National Park offers... [Read more of this article]

Watarrka National Park Watarrka National Park

Approximately 300 km to the south west of Alice Springs, Watarrka National Park spreads itself over 720 square kilometers. Watarrka National Park is home to the mighty chasm known as Kings Canyon, the second most visited attraction in the Australian Outback. Although the Watarrka National Park protects the rugged western edge of the George Gill Range where Kings Canyon is located, most tourists are unaware of the real name and refer to the... [Read more of this article]

Alice Springs Alice Springs

Known as Stuart until 1930 and located in the Northern Territory of Australia, Alice Springs is second only to Darwin in population. This former service city is now reliant on the tourists that flood in to take in the sights and activities in the area. Accommodations abound ranging from luxury to caravan parks making it appealing to all sorts of travelers. Home to the Alice Springs Desert Park, this park is the epitome what the Australian... [Read more of this article]

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru/Ayers Rock Uluru/Ayers Rock

Designated a national park in 1950, one of the best-known and spectacular places to visit in the Australian Outback is Uluru/Ayers Rock. Named in 1973 after the Chief Secretary of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers, this awe-inspiring sandstone outcropping... 

The Kata Tjuta The Kata Tjuta

One of the two major attractions inside of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the Kata Tjuta, or “the Olgas” as they are known locally, are comprised of 36 incredible domed sandstone formations. Located deep in the Australian Outback, about 25... 

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The Katherine Region

Keep River National Park Keep River National Park

Nestled in the Australian Outback near the border of the Northern Territory and Western Australia, 468 km west of Katherine, is the small but incredible Keep River National Park. This is one park that you have to call ahead of your visit to find... 

The Town of Katherine The Town of Katherine

On the shores of the Katherine River is nestled the town of Katherine, the third largest town in the Australian Outback with a population of just under 8000. For thousands of years, the Jawoyn people have found this area to be a rich and vibrant... 

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