Travel Blogs from Alice Springs, Australia

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A bit o' Didge, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

A bit o' Didge

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Alice Springs comes as a bit of a shock after so many miles of nothing. It's the town closest to the centre of Australia and is actually surprisingly large and civilised looking. Lots of pretty suburbs to drive through and a town centre that makes you ...

Melanka Backpackers is a HOLE !, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Melanka Backpackers is a HOLE !

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... . I was impressed with the bush dunny which didn't stink.   Back on the squishy minibus for a 5 hour drive to Alice Springs with a short lunch stop at the Red Sands Café. We arrived in Alice early afternoon and checked into the Melanka ...

Frank, The Tempermental Camel, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Frank, The Tempermental Camel

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... legs kneel, too. I scrambled off quickly, gave Frank a tentative pat on the nose, and backed quickly away. Suddenly the adventures of that girl who rode the three camels all the way from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean become even more ...

One last BLAST !!, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

One last BLAST !!

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Woke at 4.30am and dressed in the warmest clothes possible. The bus that was supposed to pick us up at 5am turned up at 5.30 so we could have had an extra half hour of sleep. We drove out of town for about 30kms to meet the other bus carrying the ...

Ayers Rock and Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Ayers Rock and Alice Springs

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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... highlight for Donna and we donated a book to a student through a program they had. From there we headed to the Alice Springs Telegraph Museum to learn about the history of the national telegraph established in the late 19th century.  Settling this ...

Full circle, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Full circle

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... the bumpiest 4WD track I have ever known brought us to the stunningly beautiful Palm Valley. It is the only place in Australia where these particular cabbage palms grow. We walked up the valley over the ridge then back along the valley floor. Clark ...

Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Alice Springs

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Alex: I don't think landing in Alice Springs at 12 pm on a Sunday gave us the opportunity to see Alice at her best as everything was shut or shutting and the town was pretty dead. About all we managed to do was buy the obligatory boomerang, feed ourselves ...

A Town Called Alice, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

A Town Called Alice

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... suggest that Canada has sorted out our own First Nations challenge, but there is something desperately wrong with the current situation in Australia if Alice Springs is any example to go by. One can only hope that the Aussie sense of fair play, and the ...

My favorite town in Australia! Seriously!, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

My favorite town in Australia! Seriously!

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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A dusty town in the Midle of the Outback, Alice Springs is my favorite Australian city, for I met tones of cool people here... *** WORLD CHANGE STARTS WITH EDUCATED CHILDREN! Give a girl the life long gift of education! Support my appeal ...

Alice and a Camel, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Alice and a Camel

A travel blog entry by tjmartin

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... large perenti, which is a large reptile (upto a couple of metres long). On this occassion Steve was handling the Perenti belonging to Alice Springs Reptile Centre. They advised him not to handle the Perenti as they have a bit of a bite. Steve did not take ...

Why I became a pilot..., Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Why I became a pilot...

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... did not want to return and work as a travel agent, just to be stuck behind another desk. As I was sitting in Todd Park, Alice Springs contemplating what to do, a helicopter flew overhead. I decided then and there that that was what I wanted to do - ...

Special Entry from Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Special Entry from Alice Springs

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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Special Entry: Due to time restrictions imposed by the hotels on internet access and our quickening pace on the road I am having a problem getting pictures uploaded in a timely manner.  So, I am hoping this weekend I can get caught up.  We are ...

Alice Spings - Day 210, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Alice Spings - Day 210

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Today has been pretty uneventful, no amazing sights to report on. It was a long drive to Alice Springs this morning which took from sunrise to the early afternoon to complete. Beginning to get a little pissed off now with all the driving, been having some ...

Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Alice Springs

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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We were minging after the bus ride from Adelaide to Alice Springs and it was roasting in Alice when we got in. Rang the Alice Lodge where we had booked a room and we were collected by the guy running the Hostel who is from Limerick ...

Steve Gumerungi Hodder- special guest this episode, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Steve Gumerungi Hodder- special guest this episode

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Alice, Alice, Where the flip is Alice!, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Alice, Alice, Where the flip is Alice!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... David and Rachel got a chalet. Simon, Mum and I got acquainted with Vernon. We sorted out our stuff and headed into Alice Springs for a look around. What a place! This was our first encounter with Aborigines and unfortunately wasn't the best. They were ...

Days 234-236, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Days 234-236

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... to be people who haven't been themselves. Like most things in life you have to see for yourself. We had a long drive back to Alice Springs, punctuated by a camel ride that looked fun. I didn't bother with that - I was happy petting the dingo that was ...

The Legendary Ghan and the Amazing Rock, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

The Legendary Ghan and the Amazing Rock

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... more wild camels in the outback than anywhere else in the world, and they now export them to the Middle East. We arrived in Alice Springs nearly 23 hours after we were due to leave Adelaide, about 3 1/2 hours late. Thankfully though the seats were ...

Little Alice, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Little Alice

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... of character which is not really surprising given its low population being the only place with much of anything in the centre of Australia. Making up a good number of those that do live here though are the native Aboriginals many of whom sadly seem to be ...

Middle of Nowhere, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Middle of Nowhere

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... we also picked up an unwanted topping on most people's sarnies with a mini sand storm blowing in around us. Finally arriving in Alice Springs and back in civilization I checked into Annie's Place hostel where we all joined up later on for one last meal ...

Recharing the batteries, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Recharing the batteries

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... diet?).   We would have liked to hire a scooter to explore the town for the day but there is no scooter hire in Alice Springs - none at all!! Reduced to using our legs, we wandered around some more shops, spent an hour in an internet café doing ...

The Start Of Our Outback Adventure, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

The Start Of Our Outback Adventure

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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Good 'ay, So from Adelaide we got our flight to Alice Springs, The Red Centre. Here we would base ourselves for the next 4 days until we started our trip to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and other famous Outback sights. What we did notice as soon as we arrived ...

Party Shenanigans in The Alice, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Party Shenanigans in The Alice

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... bra. Despite (or perhaps because of) this intimidating effort, the other pair won. Our table was heartbroken at my undeserved loss, but we went right back to the partying nonetheless. crazy party night in Alice Springs as a final throwdown to the ...

Shaken ... and stirred......, Simpson Desert and Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Shaken ... and stirred......

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... in need of beer grateful to be across safely but sorry to leave desert, Spend two days driving 'Old Andado Track' Arrive Alice Springs... Nitty Gritty: Larry was stocked up with 190L of Diesel (Two tanks Two Jerrys) and 100L of Water the previous day ...

Darwin to Alice Springs, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Darwin to Alice Springs

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... a fairly big snake too, around two metres long. We sat back and relaxed for the rest of the day, as we cruised down to Alice Springs. This is the Outback's largest settlement, with a shocking 25,000 people. Time to stock up in the Supermarket, jump on ...

Australia - Alice Springs (via Devils Marbles), Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Australia - Alice Springs (via Devils Marbles)

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... of wind (PICS). Leaving the Devils Marbles we drove across the Tropic of Capricorn (PIC) and then completed the journey to Alice Springs (PIC), arriving in the Red Centre's most famous town at mid-afternoon. After driving around the town we visited ...

Day 246-252: Alice Springs/Darwin, Alice Springs > Darwin, Australia travel blog

Day 246-252: Alice Springs/Darwin

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... into Darwin on time around half 4 and god was it hot when we stepped of the air conditioned train, low 30s, big difference from Alice. B&D were staying at The Cavenagh and said it had got a good rating on a website, as I hadn't made any arrangements ...

The Rock, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

The Rock

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... any decision making although most of us had made up our minds not to climb before we arrived anyway. On the way back to Alice Springs we stopped for a short break during which a road train pulled up beside us which is pretty much like your everyday ...

Idolising The Rock Stars, Uluru, Australia travel blog

Idolising The Rock Stars

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... still a once-in-a-lifetime sight to behold and well worth travelling every kilometre to get there. On our way back to Alice Springs we took a little(?) diversion (200 miles) to Watarrka National Park for a quick walk through Kings Canyon's sandstone ...

Uluru - acres rock to me and you!, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Uluru - acres rock to me and you!

A travel blog entry by jeffs

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... the heat, i couldn't believe how hot it was considering the time of day - factor 8 qas definately required for the walk into Alice Springs town centre at this time of day. Sarah and i made our decision to head to the Northern Terratory when we were in ...

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