Wonders of the Red Centre
Picture – Ayers Rock
Widely considered a ‘must’ on the bucket list when planning a first trip to Australia is a visit to Uluru – more commonly known as Ayers Rock. This iconic attraction is steeped in history and significance for the Aboriginal people, and its unique beauty is certainly a sight to behold. However, there is much more to the ‘Red Centre’ than Uluru alone, and we would encourage you to consider spending a little longer in the area, and exploring more thoroughly.
Alice Springs, for instance, is a little town located at the base of the MacDonnell Ranges and is a major stop on the legendary Ghan train. The Ghan runs from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south and is a lifeline for remote outback communities. It is a great way to appreciate the vastness of the country, and an opportunity to meet the locals, many of whom rely on this service. Alice Springs itself is home to the School of the Air and the Flying Doctor base, as well as the Telegraph Station – which was a vital link in the laying of the Telegraph line from the new lands of Australia to England. From Alice Springs, journey through the West MacDonnells – with water holes, chasms, gorges and creeks along the way.
Kings Canyon is another highlight of the region, and if taking the unsealed road from Alice Springs, Gosse Bluff is en route and where allegedly a crater was formed by a meteorite crashing to the ground. At Kings Canyon itself, take a walk around the rim of the canyon for spectacular scenery.
For more information on the Red Centre, and how this could be incorporated into a wider Australian holiday, please see our website www.experienceholidays.co.uk, call our office on 01323 446550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work with you to put together an itinerary to suit your requirements.