Five Places to Visit Near Alice Springs NT Australia

Five Places to Visit Near Alice Springs NT Australia

Journey into the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, to the land of the Aboriginal culture and ancient landscapes that are truly geological marvels

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1. Palm Valley

Palm Valley is situated 138 km South West (about 2 hours away) from Alice Springs.  It is located within the Fink Gorge National Park, home to ancient landscapes and Aboriginal cultural sites.  Palm Valley shelters groves of rare red cabbage palms, which are botanical remnants from millions of years ago.  Diverse range of unique plant species such as palms and cycads as well as high red cliffs, river red gums, cool water holes and a number of walks are amongst its specialties!

2. Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, is a group of 36 large domed rock formations.  It is located about 360 km Southwest of Alice Springs, in the southern part of the Northern Territory.  Kata Tjuta, along with Uluru, form the two major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is considered sacred by the Aboriginal people of Australia.

3. Kings’ Canyon

Kings’ Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park, about 323 km Southwest of Alice Springs.  The walls of Kings’ Canyon are over 100 meters high, with Kings’ Creek flowing at the bottom. Kings’ Canyon and the area around it is Aboriginal land.

4. West McDonnell Ranges

Being one of the oldest landscapes of the earth and 800 million years old, the West McDonnell Ranges have been home to the Western Aranda Aboriginal people for thousands of years.  Nature and bush walks as well as the scenic helicopter rides over West McDonnell Ranges are something that you simply can’t miss!

5. Uluru / Ayers Rock

Uluru / Ayers Rock is a large rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory 335 km Southwest of Alice Springs.  The Aboriginal people of the area consider this a sacred mountain. It is located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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