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Travel Blogs from Alice Springs
... the chasm 39 years ago so Chris and I enjoy a hot cup of veggie soup beside an open fire while Michelle does the walk.
We then move onto Simpsns Gap which I think is absolutely stunning. I just love the McDonnell Ranges, they are truly beautiful. I have decided I need to come back in the wet season now to see all these gorges, creeks, rivers and huge cliffs with water cascading through.
Flynn of ...
... for 3 nights with only a service station????
Noticed that the landscape has changed again to now be more ghost gums and red dirt rather than the tropical savannah in the north - have realised that having seen both types of landscape now appreciate our beautiful gums much more and prefer their stature rather than smaller savannah trees.
Passed through Barrow Creek with a quick stop for photo of the relay station that became important ...
... are allowed in that park) and enjoyed the entertainment from there! On Saturday we decided to stay another day, and unhitched the van. After a walk to collect some more firewood, we drove back through Mataranka and out to Bitter Springs, which is another hot spring, where the water has actually travelled underground from the Berkley tableland and then flows along in a stream. The water is a beautiful constant 35 degrees C, and you can get in down some steps and ...
... out of town. The jail was segregated jail with both men and women and a thick brick wall separating them. The jail warden's wife was usually responsible for the women, but on the whole there were a number of times when there were no women inmates. With the extreme temperatures experienced in central Australia it wasn't unusual for the inmates to sleep under the verandahs or on the grass outside during the summer.
... creek bed. This gorge was caused by a small crack in the rock which the water made bigger over the years, until it became the gorge it is today. We eventually caught up with the others and headed out to our accomadation.
That night we stayed in safari cabins at the Kings Creek Station. This is a working cattle station that has diversified supplementing their income with a caravan park with cabins, a cafe and fuel. They have also recently decided to ...
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