Bond Springs Outback Retreat
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
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Nothing planned for today so a day of leisure so appreciated! After breakfast we walked down town. Dave's phone needed some repair - the battery had swollen and popped the screen off. A new battery was put in, screen put back and all is well. While down town we found an Anytime Fitness centre so we visited and did the circuit. Lunch was probably the ...
... that! My off-train experience was to the Desert Park (having been to Alice in 1997 I decided not to do the flying doctor/crocodile enclosure again) and it was delightful. A few kilometres walk in the park though various desert areas, a night-house where many of Australia's nocturnal animals were housed and a birds of prey display (though the star attraction refused to fly maybe due to the overcast weather or the presence of too many wild eagles on the horizon). ...
... to check both, how to get the spare off the back and where to place the jack. Straight back into Alice and had a second hand tyre fitted, with more tread than mine for $80 cash – not bad. The tyre had copped some serious side wall damage. The consensus is that it occurred on the bitumen as the last off road had been 1000km ago at Jim Jim Falls. So just like the windscreen, in spite of over 3000km of dirt driving we cop our damage on the bitumen on ...
... Bathurst car racing and I go wandering around Kmart and the market, and all I bought was new runners, mine have holes in the sides.
We leave Alice Springs and head to the East MacDonnell ranges. Our base will be Trephina gorge and we will drive to N'Dhale gorge and Arttunga goldfields and on to Ruby gap.
Trephina gorge has sheer quartzite cliffs with sandy creek beds.
There is no water in the creek so we can not swim ...
... Tucson AZ Open Air Desert Museum (the two are partners). The Park had different habitats representative of the central Australia outback and a number of animal presentations, including dingos, kangaroos, and a great bird show. Another high point was the diurnal/nocturnal exhibit, which presented little seen animals in representative habitats, including nocturnal animals in a darkened area of the exhibit (the ranger had to use a red light ...