Located in the Red Centre Region of Australia; Alice Springs and its surrounding areas offer picturesque settings that are awe inspiring for the travel worthy. The rugged MacDonnell Ranges with their spectacular gorges and wild country offer the intrepid traveller a memorable experience. Exploring this region gives you a chance to delve deeper into the aboriginal culture unique to this part of the world.
Start your from Alice Springs and make your way to the East Macdonnells along the Ross Highway. Stop by at an outback camel farm and start your adventurous journey by riding a camel back. Continue past to the Corrobooree Rock and on to Trephina Gorge Nature Park to explore the quartzite cliffs and tree lined watercourses. You could also choose to camp out and sleep under the stars while on this trip.
Start your day with an exploration of Alice Springs township itself, stroll along Todd Mall and shop for Central Desert Aboriginal art and craft works, visit the Museum of Central Australia for an insight into the geology, fauna and flora of this region, or climb Anzac Hill for a view over the town and the nearby ranges. Take a walk North along the banks of the (usually) dry Todd River bed to the Old Telegraph Station and explore the early history of Alice Springs. At night, perhaps a visit to Lasseters Casino if you are feeling lucky.
Today you can venture out to the West MacDonnell Ranges. Simpsons Gap is one of the most significant waterholes in the region, with strong spiritual links to the Arrernte people. The narrow steep sided Standley Chasm is another must-see spot, particularly around noon time when the reflected sun lights up the rust-red cliffs into a glowing fiery spectacle. Proceeding further along the rangeline you can visit Ormiston Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole and Glen Helen Resort. Following the Larapinta Way you can visit the Aboriginal town of Hermannsburg and for the 4WD driver proceed to Palm Valley, Boggy Hole and even Gosse Bluff meteorite crater. Camping is available at many of these locations.
These are just a few of the highlights in and around Alice Springs. Come, explore and enjoy this fascination part of Australia.