Alice Springs, Australia
June 17, 2019, 11:49 pm
humidity: 49%
wind speed: 3 m/s ESE
sunrise: 6:45 am
sunset: 5:25 pm
Forecast June 18, 2019
September 2009
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Day 18 - Palm Valley to Uluru

Today we had a long drive, because of the delays in Alice Springs we have to go all the way down to Uluru in one day. The roads out of palm valley are pretty bumpy – and somewhere along it we lost our UHF antenna tip.

Once we got back to the main road […]

Day 17 - Alice Springs to Palm Valley

Today we finally packed up our camp and headed out of Alice Springs. First we visited Simpson’s Gap on the way to the aboriginal community of Hermannsburg , This is the site of the first mission set up in Central Australia (1877) and home town of the famous aboriginal painter, Albert Namajira. We took a […]

Days 15 & 16 - Stuck In Alice Springs a Little Longer

Wednesday morning during my regular check under the bonnet and under the car I found the rear end covered in diesel. After some investigation it appeared that the high pressure fuel line from the tank to the filter was leaking. Reason no. 2 for staying in Alice a little longer.

I took the car […]

Day 14 - Alice Springs - West MacDonnell Ranges

After some discussion we decided to change our plans a little and rather than camping out at Redbank Gorge – we decided to stay here and day trip to that area. Just as well we did as the trailer would not have fitted in the marked campsites at Redbank! We headed west along the well […]

Day 13 - Alice Springs - Around Town

We spend today visiting several of the attractions in Alice Springs itself, firstly we went to the School of the Air – without a doubt if you are in Alice spring you have to come here – we all really enjoyed it – and where very impressed by the whole operation. We then went and […]

Day 12 - Alice Springs - Owen Springs and Standley Chasm

We started the day with lots of pancakes put on by the park we are staying in – a fantastic place to stay – especially if you have kids.

We then headed south firstly to explore the Owen springs area and then look for more “gorges”!!

The Owen Springs track was a 4wd […]

Day 11 - Alice Springs - East MacDonnell Ranges

We drove out into the East MacDonnell Ranges – which was a bit of a “Gap” and “Gorge” tour!! We stopped at Emily and Jessie Gaps we saw some Aboriginal rock painting before continuing to Corroboree Rock and then Trephina Gorge which was by far our favourite. On the way into Trephina we took a […]

Day 10 - Alice Springs Desert Park

Today we went to the Desert Park. This was really fascinating; we saw lots of desert flora and fauna laid out in different parts of the park based on the different types of environments found in central Australia. We also went back here for a guided Nocturnal tour which was great. We saw several endangered […]

Day 9 - Alice Springs

Haven’t posted for a while now because we’ve been busy playing tourist in and around Alice! Yes we are still here!! But that is another story – More on that in a few posts!

Thursday the girls arrived in Alice – in the rain!! After we had finished setting up the campsite. The day […]

Day 8 - Boulia to Alice Springs

Day 8, we left Boulia at 7:30 am heading west along the Donohue Highway. Today was going to be one of our longest drives.

Alice Springs is 806km away and there is not very much in between. The first exciting thing we came to was the border of the Northern Territory and Queensland after 3 […]