Simpson’s Gap

One of the famous sights along the West MacDonnell Ranges is Simpsons Gap. This is probably the closest place to get to from Alice Springs being only half an hours drive away. Water flows through a small gap in the ranges here creating a permanent waterhole for many birds and wildlife. It is also an…

Ghost Gums

Another feature of the Australian outback are the Ghost Gums made famous by Aboroginal artist Albert Namatjira. You won’t miss these trees when you travel here. Reason being their trunks are stark white! And hence the name “ghost gum”. Apparently the powdery substance that cover the barks of these trees acts as a sunscreen in…

Standley’s Chasm at The Alice

Almost smack bang in the middle of the Australian continent lies the remote town of Alice Springs. Known affectionately also as “The Alice“, it is situated some 1,500 kms away from the nearest major city. That’s a long way by any measure  but it you are touring the Red Centre of Australia, you will no…