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Travel Blogs from Alice Springs
We're off to Ayers Rock today 500km on Tarmac. No particular rush, as long as we're there for sunset. Oops just realised I've left my phone charger at the hotel. I hope I can buy a new one, or no more pics and no more blog entries. After an uneventful days driving entirely on Tarmac we ...
... iconic outback boat racing event takes place on the dry sandy river bed of the Todd River which runs through the middle of Alice springs.
The event started back in 1962 and is run annually at this time of year. It is the only boat race in the world which is cancelled if there is too much water -- as happened in 1993. As someone commented on the day "This could only happen in Alice Springs".
The day started with a parade through ...
... some dinner at the Todd Tavern which is in the middle of town. Again, this place was pretty much empty. It did have a peak period for dinner, where probably a third of the tables inside were occupied between 6:30 and about 7:15, then it was empty again. It wasn't just this place either; I walked passed a few other drinking establishments and they too were devoid of life. Perhaps everyone is at home preparing for the Henly-on-Todd ...
... for exploring the Canyon, lots of wind today, hoping it might ease later. Well the wind turned out to be a good thing, helped to keep us cool while we climbed and then explored Kings Canyon, we did the 6km rim loop walk, it was amazing, visually stunning everywhere you looked. Took lots of photos and will try to sift through them and put up a few of my favorites. We packed lunch and had it on top of the sheer cliff face on the return section of the walk, ...
... private location on a working cattle station and had an outdoor shower, with hot water, completely fuelled by fire. It was open top so you could see the stars while you showered! We were all exhausted so after dinner round the camp fire we slept in our swags under the stars again. Day 4 We had breakfast and cleaned the camp before heading to the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park, 'home of a mighty chasm with sheer red rock faces which soar over 100 metres above ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed