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Jul 7, 2011 - Day 14 Day Trip from Alice Springs to Glen Helen.
Yet another amazing day !!!!! It is such a wonderful place to visit and we are all really loving everything that we see and do here in Alice Springs. Today we took a pretty long drive out to Glen Helen Gorge and then stopped at a few of the other gorges and waterholes as we drove back to Alice Springs. It was much cooler today but the sun still shone … YEY !!! Glen Helen Gorge is a beautiful spot. It has a caravan park and an old Homestead and not a lot else , but oh my goodness what a view. Who said that there is no beaches in outback...Jump to full entry
Jan 31, 2011 - Glen Helen / Alice Springs
Der heutige Tag war zuerst mal dem Ausschlafen gewidmet – um 06.00 Uhr mussten wir erst aufstehen … nachher hätten wir auch in den Zelten zu warm gehabt: Da heute nicht mehr viel lief, möchten wir euch mal unsere Gruppe vorstellen und zwar aufgrund des obigen Bildes (von links): die ersten beiden kennt ihr ja, Adrian und Liliane (CH – Langenthal), Duffy, unser Tour-Guid (the best over all Australia …), Caroline (DK), Gen (Köchin und „Mädchen für alles), Sara (DK), Katie (GB), Saskia und Joep (NL). Im Gegensatz zur ersten Gruppe in Darwin,...Jump to full entry
Knowing we were going to be passing through Alice again, we kept this stay to two days and left a few things to do next time through. As you head west of Alice Springs, as we did this morning, you run slightly north of the western MacDonnell ranges. If it wasn’t so far from anywhere it would rival the Great Ocean Road in terms of tourist numbers. It has at least as much if not more to see. It simply is spectacular. Dotted along the 160 odd kms of sealed roads are some incredibly impressive sights. Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm and Ormiston...Jump to full entry
Private desert swimming pool... Today we headed into the West MacDonnell National Park to discover different gorges and to enjoy scenic drives through the mountains. First stop of the day was Simpsons Gap. "Just peaceful" is perhaps the only valid description that can be given. The gap is a 50m gap between two mountains with a small waterwhole at the end. To get there you need to walk through or along a dry river. The no swimming signs made us laugh. The walls at the gap are high with intense red colour and you can still see the...Jump to full entry