Kangaroos, koalas, emus – these are the names of some of Australia’s most quintessential wildlife. Yet they can’t be found everywhere. So what plants and wildlife of the Red Centre can can you expect to find?
The West MacDonnell Ranges are the section of the MacDonnell Ranges that lies to the west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. The West MacDonnell Ranges are a part of the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, stretching for over 160km.
Kata Tjuta, also commonly known as the Olgas, are a popular attraction for visitors to Ayers Rock, but there’s more to visiting the Olgas than simply being tacked onto a tour of their better known cousin.
Ayers Rock is one of Australia’s premier destinations. It’s difficult to know what to pack though – the middle of Australia is desert, so it’s always hot right? Wrong! Keep these tips in mind when packing for your trip to Ayers Rock.
Hiking isn’t necessarily the first activity that comes to mind when thinking about Alice Springs. The middle of Australia conjures images of hot desert, of a beating sun – not ideal walking conditions. Yet surprisingly there are numerous options for hiking around Alice Springs that are more than initially meets the eye.
A visit to Ayers Rock, in the heart of the Australian Outback, encompasses more than just the vision of the rock itself. In fact, there is a whole national park to explore in addition to canyons and walking trails in the vicinity. It’s an outdoor lover’s dream, and an easy way to feel miles (and miles) away from your everyday city life. If you think a visit to Ayers Rock is on your itinerary in Australia, be sure to consider the following tips for how to spend 3 days there – because 3 days is the minimum we’d give anyone that wants to fully indulge in the experience.
Ayers Rock is not your typical tourist attraction. This monolith wasn’t erected in hopes of drawing in tourists; instead, this site has sat for hundreds of thousands of years, and in that time it has become a very important cultural and spiritual site for the Aboriginal people. In essence, that spiritual site has transformed into both an icon for the country of Australia as well as one of its top attractions.