Alice Srings and Surrounds
Trip Start Apr 02, 2012
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Over the next few days we did some local attractions around town and also did a run through the East MacDonnell Ranges. Scenery in these ranges is outstanding. The colours are so rich. Emily Gap was a favourite of ours with the beautiful red colours of central Australia set against a brilliant blue sky
Our last stop in the East MacDonnell Ranges was at the Arltunga Historical Reserve. Our brochure tells us that Arltunga was officially Central Australia’s the first town, born out of a gold rush in 1887and that Alice Springs at that time was just an outpost. It is now a ghost town but there are still old buildings and machinery that you can explore.
After a long day of travelling we decided to give ourselves a break and hit the town for dinner. We went to the Overlanders Steakhouse, which was very nice. Staff were great and very attentive.
Here is an interesting bit of information, in relation to the purchase of Aacohol, for all of you drinkers who may be travelling to Alice Springs.
To try to reduce alcohol related harm in Alice Springs (certainly in my case, I’m thinking it’s too late) alcohol may only be purchased between 2:00pm - 9:00pm and you must present photo ID
As our wine stock had been depleted, as had that of the Whitelaw’s, most evenings would see us making a mad dash to the bottle shop at 6:00pm to purchase our cask and build up our stock ready for our 18 day trek across the desert.
Needless to say we have resolved to drink less.