Central Australia stretching over hundreds of kilometres, you can discover some of the most unique and fascinating places in Australia. One of Australias most iconic places is situated in the heart of the outback, is the beautiful world heritage site Uluru.
Sunrise beside this magnificent place
Rich in history and spiritually, this place is well worth visiting.
From Alice Springs we started our road trip towards the West Macdonnell ranges and the Watarraka national park.
Estimated to be over 300 million years old this oasis in the desert is spectacular. With some of the tallest mountains in NT can be seen in this park.
The key attractions being Ellery Creek big hole, Ormiston Gorge and Glen Helen.
Definitely recommend Camping under the stars whilst exploring this area.
Ellery Creek, perfect spot for a picnic and swim
Ormiston Gorge a pleasant spot for a swim.
Glen Helen a beautiful haven for wildlife, stunning scenery and perfect for a cool dip
Great Bush camping setup
Redback Gorge Peaceful and stunning my favourite swimming hole.
Heading South along the Mereenie loop road, which requires a permit. This can be purchased either from the tourism office in Alice springs or at the Glen Helen homestead for a small price of $5 which is valid for 3 days.
Kings canyon a spectacular sandstone chasm. Offered referred as the Grand Canyon of Australia.
With many choices of hikes. The rim walk is well worth doing, giving you stunning views into the depths of the chasm and it’s abundance of plant life. Know as the garden of Eden.
Ulruru being the spiritual heart, it’s just so magnificent, during the day the colours shift regularly as the sky reflects on it.
Sunrise and sunset being the most picturesque times.
Uluru is a sacred site, and comes with the most fascinating stories shared by the Aboriginals.
Also within a short distance of Uluru is the sacred site Kata Tjuta known also as the Olgas. Several walks are available but advise to be started early morning, they provide fantastic views of the stunning landscape through the desert.
These national parks are an absolute must whilst in Central Australia.