Palm Valley

Natural Wonders : Palm Valley

September 30th 2014

  Palm Valley is within Finke Gorge National Park and is about 20km south of Hermannsburg.  It is the only place in Australia where the rare Red Cabbage Palm is found, a survivor of a time when Palm Valley was …

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Alice Springs

Town Profile : Alice Springs

September 27th 2014

  After receiving the shocking wakeup call that we we’re suddenly south of the Tropic of Capricorn, we rolled into Alice Springs cold and hungry.  Our first stop was pizza, then a hot shower at the town centre before a …

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West MacDonnell Ranges

Natural Wonders : West MacDonnell Ranges

September 24th 2014

  Extending about 161km west from Alice Springs, the West MacDonnell Ranges are a sight to be seen.  The sacred region is also known as Tyurretye by the traditional owners, who believe that ancestral beings live in the landscape.   …

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Helpex Alice Springs

Helpex : Housekeeping and the steelyard

September 22nd 2014

  After four days of landscaping for a family, our second Helpex assignment was hanging out with Derren, his housemate Brad and their two dogs, Buddy and Buster.  Derren is probably the most active couchsurfing host in Alice Springs and …

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Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Experience : Alice Springs Reptile Centre

September 19th 2014

  We love reptiles.  They vary from smooth and slinky to spiky and strange, they’re one of the oldest living species on earth and they’re solar powered!  Therefore, our time in Alice Springs would not have been completely satisfactory unless …

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The Gillen Club

Eating Out : The Gillen Club, Alice Springs NT

September 16th 2014

    We had a friend visit us in Alice Springs so we decided to show her around town and finish the night off with a nice dinner.  After climbing Mount Gillen, visiting the Reptile Centre and watching the sunset …

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Henley On Todd

NT Events : Henley On Todd Regatta, Alice Springs

September 13th 2014

  In most cases, clouds do have a silver lining.  After returning to Alice Springs with car issues, we were able to stick around for the 53rd Annual Henley On Todd Regatta.  This unique event is NT’s longest running event …

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