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BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO VISIT ALICE SPRINGS
  Alice Springs is Australia's most famous 'Outback' town and a great place to experience the outback spirit, character and Aussie personalities. Often referred to as the red centre, visitors are amazed by the vivid colours of the outback. One can see how this has influenced and inspired the Aboriginal people to paint. Alice has many galleries exhibiting indigenous art. Of course the greatest attraction is the stunning Uluru, and the MacDonnell Ranges that surround Alice. And what better way to tour this region than from the comfort and convenience of a campervan or motorhome?
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  Uluru, also known as Ayres Rock, is simply breathtaking, especially at sunrise and sunset. Watching Uluru, as the sun sets, is a memorable experience and a dream for photographers. Regarded as one of the 'Natural Wonders of the World', this massive monolith stands, majestically, 348 metres high. Any wonder that it is has great cultural significance and considered a sacred site by its indigenous land owners. As one of Australia's greatest tourist attractions and World Heritage listed, it is a "must see".

The Olgas. 40 kilometres to the west of Uluru, are the equally awesome rock formations, Kata Tjuta - 'many-heads' - in traditional Aboriginal language. Mt Olga is the tallest of the 36 domes and is 200 metres higher than Uluru. It is believed that the Aboriginal people have lived in this area for at least 22,000 years. Visiting both Uluru and Kata Tjuta, one can sense the spiritual nature of these places and better understand why the Aboriginal people consider them to be sacred.

Kings Canyon. Yet another spectacular natural attraction, Kings Canyon is in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta region and well worth a visit. For the hikers, there are four main walking tracks through the Watarrka National Park that vary in distance and degree of difficulty and fitness. The views from the canyon rim are magnificent. A feature of the Park is the unique native flora and fauna, including over 600 different plant species. Stark Ghost Gums against the ochre coloured canyon walls create beautiful photographs.

Palm Valley is located in the Finke Gorge National Park and is truly an oasis in the desert. Here you will find clusters of rare cabbage palms; the species surviving millions of years from when this area was lush tropical forests. The greens and yellows of the foliage contrast beautifully with the ochre walls of the gorge and the deep blue sky. Palm valley is only accessible by 4x4 wheel drive vehicles, so unless you have hired a 4wd motorhome, then book a tour from Alice Springs. Don't miss out on seeing this.

MacDonnell Ranges. Surrounding Alice are the MacDonnell Ranges. Just west of town, Larapinta Drive and Namatjira Drive take you out through the West MacDonnell Ranges to Glen Helen, on the Finke River, 133km from Alice Springs. This is a major tourist route as it goes past some of the most fantastic natural attractions to be seen in Central Australia. Where to begin and how long have you got? It can be done in one day; but you have to start early. Two days are better and more if you really want to explore the region. It's like being a child in a chocolate factory; so many good things to try. If you intend to return to Alice for the night, we recommend you head out early to Glen Helen and then make your way back exploring each attraction along the way. The first thing you will notice, is that because there is no pollution, you can clearly see all the way to the horizon. Mountain ranges, 100km away, seem very close.
Glen Helen Gorge was formed by millions of years of erosion, caused by the Fink River. The locally Aboriginal people call the Fink Larapinta which means 'serpent'. It is a beautiful place with ghost gums, a permanent waterhole and a colony of black-footed rock wallabies.
Ormiston Gorge and Pound National Park feature spectacular scenery. The gorge is so beautiful that it was the subject of a number of paintings by Australia's best known Aboriginal artist: Albert Namatjirai.
Ochre Pits. Past generations of Aboriginal artists used this place to extract ochre pigments from the rock walls for their paintings and ceremonial body decoration. Those raw colours, synonymous with Central Australia, are still dominant in indigenous art.
Serpentine Gorge. As the name implies, the gorge is narrow and winding with semi-permanent waterholes at either end. You have to be prepared for a cold swim to get to the most beautiful area.
Ellery Creek Big Hole is a popular spot for a swim and a picnic. The large waterhole is surrounded by steep cliff walls and the sandy creek bed is great for just lying around, soaking up the sun. Be warned; the water can be very cold yet very refreshing on a hot day.
Standley Chasm is at its stunning best when the midday sun lights up the 80 metre high walls of this very narrow chasm. The intensity and variety of colours in the rock walls has to be seen to be believed.
Simpsons Gap is the closest natural attraction to Alice Springs and well worth visiting around sunset, when the rock walls turn red like Uluru and the black-footed rock wallabies, appear inquisitively from behind rocky outcrops. There is also a bicycle path from Alice Springs.
Trephina Gorge. The East MacDonnell Ranges, while not having as many natural attractions as the West, do have some equally beautiful places to visit, explore, swim and have a picnic. Trephina Gorge is best known for its sheer quartzite cliffs, River Red gums, sandy creek beds and a good place to spot the uncommon black flanked rock wallaby.

 
   
 
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