Travel Blogs from Alice Springs
... swapped at Marla. The Prado struggled to get good fuel economy on the morning and early afternoon. We stopped for lunch and Diesel at Marla. Diesel was $1.91 per lt and so the 630km we did today cost about $300. We have done mirror mod 2.7.1 including cable ties and adding tennis balls getting into the spirit of Wimbledon this week. The idea of buying some new mirrors will be tempting over the next few days. We crossed ...
... found a drive through car wash which the kids loved, better and cheaper than going to the movies! Tomorrow we start exploring some of the local attractions (while the car is clean) then over the coming days go further afield. Yesterday we passed 3000km and we have seen a few more Kangaroos. No camels yet but we did see footprints at a waterhole near ...
... Lunch was nice we ate it at the side of the oval. After lunch we looked at animals. I patted a cow and I saw some birds and the dog show. Thomas, Julia , Renee ad l went to the Historical Telegraph Station. We learnt how they communicated to England and other countries. The name Alice Springs comes from Charles Todd. Alice was his wife and it was at a spring. The show had fireworks but the fireworks we saw the other night were ...
... the day he admitted feeling uncomfortable with the depth). We ended up with four adults in our car and the kids in the back canopy. The children loved the ride and the scenery was beautiful. Well worth the drive. Our next stop was Arltunga (one of the first towns in Central Australia established when gold was discovered there). We walked through the deserted buildings, amazing to think what living conditions people lived in. Car two with Julia and Alison then drove home ...
... an early morning hot shower with the temperature in the breezy ablution block a chilly 3.6 degrees Celsius. Travelling 327 klm with a good following wind and only three road trains to deal with I camped the night at a free reststop called Taylor Creek. Early the following morning the campsite was woken by clouds of dust as drovers headed a few hundred cattle into holding yards just beside the free camp reminding us that "this is cattle country". The Devils Marbles are ...
Other places to stay in Alice Springs
41 Gap Road, Alice Springs | 3 star hostelfrom $40
Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $32
3 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs | 3 star hostelfrom $43
6 Khalick St, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $41
Traeger Avenue, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $31
4 Mueller Street, Alice Springs | Hostelfrom $29