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The Rich Culture and Beauty of the Mataranka Hot Springs

The landscape surrounding Uluru is bathed in ancient stories and magical landmarks, including Mataranka. Set 100km to the south of Katherine, Mataranka is a haven of warm pools, meandering streams, and an eclectic mix of native flora and fauna. At the many watering holes, visitors kick back and relax throughout the day, soaking up the peaceful surroundings and basking in the warm waters. Around the springs, there are plenty of lush trails that take you past centuries-old trees and vibrant plants. The Healing Properties of Mataranka Springs Mataranka is famed for its healing properties. The thermal pools are thought to […]


The Adventures of Kings Creek Station

Uluru is one of the most popular destinations in Australia for tourists. It’s ancient history and iconic jutting rock face is famous around the world, but there are other parts of the region worth exploring, too. Kings Creek Station is set amongst the sprawling orange landscape of Australia’s Outback, and is a working cattle and camel station. Here, visitors can camp beneath the stars, stay in a range of comfortable accommodation, and experience the surrounding scenery of this incredible part of the country. Known as the largest exporter of wild camels in Australia, Kings Creek Station is renowned for its […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 – […]


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 […]


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 […]