It’s no secret that Australia is massive, but some journeys may sound longer than they actually are. After all with Australia’s miniscule population, one thing you certainly don’t have to worry about whilst on a long journey is getting stuck in traffic.
The joy of taking to the open road in Australia, is that it is just that. Literally miles and miles of open road surrounded by mind-altering scenery that will leave you agasp in awe of the sheer size of the place. It’s with all this in mind that hitting the road from Darwin to Alice Springs is one of the best ways to get yourself to the ‘Red Centre’ – also known as the home to Uluru.
There’s no way you’ll want to miss out on the Red Centre whilst in the NT, trust us. After all the Red Centre is home to not only the most famous rock in the world, but also other mind boggling sites such as Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas), Kings Canyon and The Devils Marbles.
In order to see the majority of these famous rock formations against the vast backdrop of the Outback you’ll need to get yourself to Alice Springs. Setting off from Darwin, if you’ve got a couple of days then it’s best to go via road so you can see more along the way. Of course flying in to Alice Springs is an option, but it’s also an expensive one, and you won’t get the added bonus of seeing more sites along the way.
As well as epic scenery, you can also stop by the Mataranka Hot Springs for a healing dip (and essential if you’re stiff from being in the vehicle), as well as Daly Waters and the Devils Marbles. Upon arriving in Alice Springs you can make your onward travel plans to visit Uluru, Kings Canyon and more, or plan out your Red Centre adventure before you leave Darwin!
Mulgas Adventures offer a Darwin to Alice Springs express service via Edith Falls, Mataranka Hot Springs, Daly Waters and the Devils Marbles for just $299 over one night and two days. Departs March – October so get ahead now and book!
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