Tips & Articles

10
November
2017

Camel Riding in Uluru

Deep in the heart of Australia’s red centre, Uluru towers over the surrounding scenery in an ancient display of stunning natural beauty. As one of the country’s most iconic landmarks, the monolith is a firm favourite amongst tourists, and promises plenty of memorable experiences around its base. As well as a rich Aboriginal history that dates back thousands of years, Uluru and its surrounding area is home to a number of unique, native animal and plant species. If you want to try something a bit different while in the region, try taking a camel ride across the desert. Seeing camels […]

   
  
13
October
2017

The Magic of Kata Tjuta

Uluru, or Ayers Rock as it is commonly known, is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. But, nearby, there is another natural wonder that is well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Kata Tjuta is a collection of large domed rock formations that jut out of the arid landscape to the southwest of Alice Springs. Together with Uluru, they make up the two most popular landmarks in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is considered to be a sacred site to the Aboriginal people of Australia. The lengthy history of the landmark means there are plenty of stories […]

   
  
19
September
2017

Getting to Know Mutitjulu Waterhole

Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, with a fascinating Indigenous history and an incredible natural landscape. Surrounding it, there are several watering holes, including the Mutitjulu Waterhole. This adds to the rich display of breath-taking scenery in the region, from jutting ancient monoliths to valleys, peaks, and picturesque trails. Mutitjulu is one of the few landmarks in the area that goes relatively unvisited, but it is well worth stopping by if you’re in the area. The unusually shaped hole at the base of Uluru provides a thirst-quenching spot for thirsty animals, and it is also home to an […]

   
  
11
August
2017

Walking Through Walpa Gorge

Uluru and its surrounding arid landscape is one of Australia’s most prominent ecosystems. Here, tufts of greenery break up the sprawling red earth that seems to stretch out endlessly to the horizon.The desert is home to a selection of Australia’s best-loved wildlife and ancient monuments that have both sacred importance to the local Indigenous tribes and also provide iconic images of the country.At Kata Tjuta, also known as the Olgas, visitors can gaze out on the surroundings, taking in the age-old landscape while they learn more about the dreamtime stories that imbue the land. This site boasts a number of […]

   
  
20
July
2017

The Impressive Landscape of Uluru

Uluru is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks and one of the country’s major tourist hotspots – and for good reason. The unique natural structure has been formed over millions of years, creating a peaked monolith that juts out of the surrounding desert scenery. As well as an incredible collection of scenery, it boasts a fascinating Indigenous history that imbues the landscape and brings it to life. The History of Uluru and its Geology Uluru and the nearby Kata Tjuta are millions of years old. According to geologists and researchers, it is thought the monolith and its surroundings started to […]

   
  
21
June
2017

Daly Waters and the Daly Waters Pub

Daly Waters is a small town set around 620 kilometres from Darwin in the heart of Australia’s Northern Territory. Traditionally owned by the Jingili people, it is thought that the Dreaming tracks of the Emu and Sun made their way through the spot where the town now is as they ventured to the south of the region. The Daly Waters Pub Perhaps the most iconic attraction in town is the Daly Waters Pub, an historic watering hole with tonnes of character. Dating back to 1930, it has a turbulent history peppered with shoot outs, witnessed murders, and cattle stampedes – […]

   
  
1
June
2017

The Dreamtime Stories of the Devil’s Marbles

Forming one of the Northern Territory’s most impressive geological wonders, the Devil’s Marbles can be found not too far from Uluru. These impressive granite boulders are peppered around a sprawling valley about 100 kilometres to the south of Tennant Creek. The “Marbles” have been formed over millions of years by the act of erosion and rise up out of the desert scenery in a surreal display of granite – kind of like a natural art exhibition. Each boulder comes in a different size, ranging from between 50 centimetres to six metres across. Perhaps the most amazing part of the scene […]

   
  
28
April
2017

Relaxing at the Mataranka Hot Springs

Near Uluru, 100km south of Katherine, Mataranka brings visitors a lush landscape that’s peppered with thermal pools, trickling streams, and plenty of places to feed the local Barramundi. Here, you can kick back and relax in one of the many watering holes, or explore the shady trails that weave through ancient palm trees and other fascinating vegetation – keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife, too. Perhaps the biggest draw to the region are the Mataranka Hot Springs. Said to heal any aches and pains, the sparkling, clear waters perch in the shade of the many paperbark and palm […]

   
  
12
April
2017

Uluru vs Ayers Rock: The Name Change of Australia’s Most Iconic Monument

Standing at 348 metres above the desert floor, Uluru is the world’s largest monolith and one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. But it hasn’t always been called Uluru. In fact, for most people, the towering red rock formation is simply known as Ayers Rock and has been for years, but its rich and fascinating Aboriginal history encouraged a name-change back in the 90s. In 1872, European explorer Ernest Giles first dubbed the rock Ayers Rock after the South Australian Premier at the time, Sir Henry Ayers. However, the rock’s history dates back thousands and thousands of years and has been […]

   
  
24
March
2017

Mt Conner – Red Centre’s hidden gem

When people think of Northern Territory’s Red Centre, one mountain generally springs to mind. Uluru is the world’s largest rock and is the beacon for tourist attractions across the entire country. If you know a little more about the Red Centre, though, you may even know about Kata Tjuta, another phenomenal mountain that is actually linked to the same underground rock formation as Uluru. With this having been said, there is a third mountain that is often entirely ignored or forgotten. Known as Mt Conner, this flat-topped monolith is estimated to be 500 million years old. Though it may be […]