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Travel Blogs from Alice Springs
... or so, but that is what is required to stay on the bitumen. We had enquired about the Meerie Loop (a much more direct way to Alice Springs on gravel road) and we were told it was corrigated and we could travel it but some bits of the caravan might fall off along the way. Longer bitumen sounded best.
We pulled into the G'Day Mate caravan park in Alice Springs early afternoon. Straight away we were impressed by the very friendly and helpful staff in the office. We ...
... br> 180kms to the very west of the West MacDonnell Range. We camped at Glen Helen Gorge
which was just breathtaking. The large rock escarpment was our view and we
built a campfire and watch the sunset over the escarpment. No power again
tonight so we told stories around the campfire even Hamish had a go telling us
about Lightening McQueen flying in juice who then got stuck on the moon,
Out to walk the historical sites of Alice Springs today. We visited Adelaide House, the first hospital of the outback. Rev John Flynns church where Merren pointed out the symbolism of the architecture. Next we walked onto the Residence (similar to government house). From there it was pizza for lunch. The first junk food of the holiday. Our next stop ...
From Kings Canyon we set off for Rainbow Valley. We drove along Earnest Giles Road. It is approximately 100 km of 4wd only. Along the way we stopped to collect firewood for our bush campfire. While driving we were on the lookout for meteorite sites. We found the Henbury Meteorite Crater site on a 4wd road about 12 km off the road we were on. After walking around ...
... I briefly contemplated spending the evening on a remote bush track with no phone contact and all food gone, including our chocolates. But hallelujah! A 4-wheel drive appeared through the grass and trees, and after help from a kind rescuer, we were on our way. This put paid to any more extensive walks, because for the rest of the afternoon we couldn’t turn off the ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed