At the very heart of Australia, Alice Springs is the third-largest town in the Northern Territory. The traditional home of the native Arrernte Aboriginals, it is today a thriving settlement of 24,000 people, straddling the (usually dry) Todd River and set amid the Red Centre of Australia, with its endless unspoiled and unearthly landscapes. (more…)..
Along with Sydney Opera House, Uluru/Ayers Rock is probably the most iconic image of Australia. This breathtaking sandstone rock formation stands 1,142 feet high, with a circumference of almost six miles, and famously appears to change colour at different times of day – glowing an eerie red at dawn and sunset. (more…)..
Located almost in the geographic centre of Australia sits the small town of Alice Springs, with a population of only around 29,000 people. This might not be a bustling city, but you certainly won’t be short of things to do here. With this fascinating town situated in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, it offers up some of the most unique and unforgettable experiences you will ever encounter. Luc..
The Ghan is a world-famous train, which travels a legendary route through the heart of Australia. The wonderful views are ever changing, made even better by being seen from the comfort of your cabin. Read on to learn more about the Ghan in these 10 fascinating facts about The Ghan: It was one of the biggest feats of engineering in history, costing over £500,000 million in today’s money. The..
If you want to experience authentic Australia, to discover its most mysterious and magical landscapes, then you’ll need to pay a visit to Alice Springs. The enchanting town is situated in Australia’s alluring outback, and is every bit as captivating as you’d expect an outback town to be. Its rustic red rocks glow in the sun, ensuring it lives up to its name of Australia’s Red Centre. (more…..
Before you even touch down in Australia, you will be amazed by the incredible view from the air: whether you catch sight of Sydney’s famous Opera House or one of Australia’s other spectacular cityscapes. However, you may not have thought of seeing the Australian outback in the same way. In fact, from the air is the best way to experience the outback – less searing heat, fewer bugs, more amazing vi..
As part of the Australia holidays and tours offered by Distant Journeys, you’ll have the opportunity to spend some time in the world-famous outback, a pure remote wilderness filled with natural wonder. During this visit to the outback, you’ll get to visit Alice Springs, home of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, with an optional day excursion from Alice Springs to the West MacDonnell ranges also bei..