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Travel Blogs from Alice Springs
... and some of look as though they have been cut in half. Karlu Karlu is an important cultural and spiritual site for the Aboriginals and in the local dialect means round boulders. Dreamtime stories explain them as being the eggs of the Serpent. The English name for the boulders comes from a quote by John Ross on the Overland Telegraph Line expedition in 1870
This is the Devil’s country; ...
... just after dark. Easy.
Because the river is tamed, and only the hydro-power water is released this part of the river does no longer have the large water level differences as normal for the rivers in this part of the world. During the wet season, any overflow of the lake goes elsewhere through a spillway and into a tributary of the Ord river, to join the river about 32km downstream. That means that in the past 40 years that the river has been tamed the trees ...
... the size and scale of Australia, something that can only be fully appreciated on the ground. Not just the size, but how sparsely populated it is for the size.
As we drive south we pass about 3 or 4 settlements on our near 500km drive. Each settlement is no more than a petrol station and a few houses. There can't be more than a dozen people in each. People live on the farms of course, but they are so huge that your ...
... came with us so making it a very informal hour or so. Saw Brush-tailed and Burrowing Bettongs, Golden Bandicoot, Bilby, Stick-Nest Rat and the Rufous Hare-Wallaby (known by the indigenous name of Mala). The highlight was seeing a female mala with a young in its pouch with front legs hanging out. It was an amazing sight and the staff were as excited as us to see it. Got some good photos in black and white (at the tour guides suggestion because of the use of infra-red ...
... by an indigenous community. The track was more rugged but we were happy to have the chance to be there just as sun lit up one wall and bounced the light into the other. Much narrower than previous gorge and very sheer cliff walls. Continued west and stopped in at Ellery Creek Big Hole for lunch not realising the beautiful waterhole was just beyond the picnic area, we ate lunch before walking through to the hole ...
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