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Stephen Barnett
Uluru - Ayer´s Rock

Uluru - Ayer´s Rock

Distance in Australia is not what you’re used to. Uluru is situated approximately 450 km south west of Alice Springs, and considering the vast distances existing in Oz, that’s practically nothing. Uluru, aka Ayer’s Rock, is a large sandstone formation pretty much in the middle of nowhere. The ground is sacred to the Aṉangu, the Aboriginal people in the area.
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Kata Tjuta - The Olgas

Kata Tjuta, - Mount Olga, or The Olgas, is similar to Uluru, but different in shape. It lies about 365 km south west of Alice Springs. There are several tour companies that offer tours to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, and it is well worth the trip to see these magical places.
The Devil´s Marbles

The Devil´s Marbles

The Devil’s Marbles, or Karlu Karlu, as the Aboriginals call it, are gigantic, rounded granite boulders, spread across a valley. This place is one of the main tourist attractions in the Northern Territory. There are pathways with information boards and a camping area on the grounds, and between May and October rangers offer a program of live events.
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Anzac Hill

For a fantastic first glimpse of Alice and the surrounding ranges wander up to this war memorial. It is best visited at sunrise or sunset.
Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs Desert Park

This is a great introduction to the plants, desert habitat and animals of the area and you’ll need a full day to explore. Learn more about Aboriginal culture and don’t miss the free staff talks, birds of prey display or hourly film.
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Old Ghan Train Museum & Tea Room

Old Ghan Train Museum & Tea Room contains the original carriages that operated on the historic Ghan railway. Enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea inside a narrow gauge locomotive.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Step back into the pioneering age and the birthplace of Alice Springs. The beautifully restored buildings include information about the Telegraph, war years and stolen generation.
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MacDonnell Ranges

These fabulous mountains stretch for 644 km both east and west of Alice with numerous waterholes, beautiful gorges, historic sites and Aboriginal rock art to enjoy. There are plenty of walking trails, wildlife and good bush camping. Some places are within 10 - 20 km of town.
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