Diplomat Alice Springs
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Packing up after a few days in the bush is a slow process. Fitting everything back into place is a precision job best left to Tom. 8am it is already hot by 10 it was scorching.
We ride to curtain springs which is a reasonable place for a coffee and a bacon sandwich. A cattle station that has tried to make the best of being on the road to Uluru …
... swim. We did consider staying at Orminston gorge at one time but it a little bit touristy with a kiosk and cafe. We parked and walked the 200mtres into swimming area –its waterhole left on the dry river bed. It was a bit of a let down with not much of an area left to swim , it would be good a little early in the season. We cooled off and went back to the caravan.
All this area was part of the shallow inland sea millions of years ago ...
... Tina and David’s 20-year wedding anniversary. Despite the early start, a few of us stayed up chatting around the campfire as it was the last night at camp. The stars were amazing!
After final breakfast and pack up, we drove to Ormiston Gorge, one of the most touristy spots along the scenic drive. We followed the Pound Walk, an 8.5km loop, which wound through a gully and then climbed up to the crest of a long ridge. We took a side trail up to a stunning lookout over ...
... known as "The Ghan", named after the Afghan camel drivers who had contributed to the development of communication and transport links in inland Australia. After the Old Ghan ceased running, it was replaced by the "Legendary Ghan" in 1980, and now travels to Alice Springs on a standard gauge railway line from Adelaide via Tarcoola, west of the old track, and can be seen from the Old Ghan Heritage Railway complex as it speeds into Alice Springs. The final link ...