10 Cool Places to take the Kids in Alice Springs

Earth Sanctuary Spirit of the Outback Show

Take the family to Central Australia and discover the TOP TEN kid-friendly things to do in Alice Springs!  In this guest post, Dominic Vivarini of Earth Sanctuary is your guide on this virtual tour where you’ll discover ten awesome Alice Springs family friendly attractions! Take it away, Dominic! If you are on a holiday with the kids in Australia, then Alice Springs is

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5 Reasons why Timber Creek is a TOP Aussie Town!

Victoria River Sunset, via Timber Creek, Northern Territory

Timber Creek sure didn’t look like the home of Australia’s wildest river OR the crocodile capital of OZ as we pulled in after a punishing hour – and about 90 kilometres – on the road. I hadn’t yet discovered the killer Scenic Loo but even if I had, Timber Creek wouldn’t have looked like dunny heaven either. I checked my

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7 Days from Darwin to Broome via the Great Northern Highway

Port of Broome, Western Australia

Whether you got to Darwin by plane, train (the Ghan), or my 7 day Road-trip from Adelaide, once you’ve seen the sights – like my TOP TEN things to do in Darwin – you’ll eventually have to leave. But if you’ve got another 7 days (or more!) to kill, the alternative to returning the way you came is to take

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10 TOP Things to Do in Darwin, Top End

Not Jumping Croc, Adelaide River, Northern Territory

For an isolated city, rebuilt twice after being bombed (WWII) destroyed by a tropical cyclone (1974); regularly washed by massive 7 metre tides and monsoonal floods; and hosting a high proportion of dangerous and deadly wildlife; Darwin’s looking mighty fine these days. At least to a fair-weather traveller like me – my visit was during the more activity-friendly dry season,

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Cruising with Crocodiles on Australia’s WILDEST River

Crocodile from Cruise Boat, Victoria River, via Timber Creek

‘There it is,’ shouted Pilchard, pointing towards the bank. I looked, but there was only an old tyre on the edge of the water nestled in the grass. Typical bloke. All excited about nothing. The boat moved closer to the river banks. ‘Where?’ I whined as cameras clicked all around me. Damn! If everyone else could see a monster crocodile,

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TOP 7 Central Australian RED HOT Spots once you’re done with Uluru!

Ochre Pits, West MacDonnell Ranges via Alice Springs, Central Australia

For some, the whole point of Central Australia is Uluru. For others the whole point of AUSTRALIA is Uluru. And who can blame them? It’s HUGE. It’s magnificent. It’s RED!! But Central OZ isn’t just about Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Of COURSE they’re several kinds of awesome, but there are lots of other attractions that’ll show you just as good

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7 Days … from Adelaide to Darwin!

Mindil Beach Sunset, Darwin (pic by Pilchard)

Does it REALLY take 7 days to drive the ~3000 km from Adelaide to Darwin? Only if you want to see a few sights along the way on a REAL adventure! Driving yourself is the best option (try Car hire if your vehicle isn’t up to scratch) to experience a cross-section of Australia’s unique countryside from the dry south, through the Red

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My Top 7 Things to Do – Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia

Mt Sonder from the Larapinta Trail, via Ormiston Gorge, Central Australia

For a good time, spend a few nights at Central Australia’s Ormiston Gorge and surrounds – like we did for 6 fun-filled days (and nights) in June 2012! A geographer’s fantasy, the long line of Central Australia’s Western MacDonnell Ranges stretches out across the desert plains from Alice Springs full of spectacular scenery, gorges, rivers, mountains and rock formations. 135

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #29 – Crocodile Cruise Conveniences!

Victoria River Cruises Pontoon AND Scenic Loo! Via Timber Creek, Northern Territory

Maybe the multiple crocodile sightings did it. Or the 70 km (~45 miles) cruise from the Timber Creek landing to the middle of nowhere. Or perhaps the sunset drinks and snacks, taken incongruously in the middle of the crocodile-infested Victoria River were responsible. Whatever it was, the public amenities on the purpose-built pontoon where we took a break from crocodile

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