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18
August
2015

The Culture and Heritage of the Pitjantjatjara in Central Australia

Calling the Central Australian desert home, the Pitjantjatjara are one of the country’s aboriginal tribes. Linked closely with the Yankunytjatjara and the Ngaanyatjarra people, they have their own language and own diverse set of customs that have been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. Though known nationally and internationally as the Pitjantjatjara people, they refer to themselves as Anangu, which is translated as people. Since time can remember, they have lived off the fat of the land, hunting local animals for food and gathering the few plants that grow in the outback for sustenance. These days, […]

   
  
13
July
2015

Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Uluru, or Ayers Rock may be the most recognised landmark in all of Australia. With tours leaving daily from Alice Springs to the big red rock in the centre of the country, Uluru is a destination that shouldn’t be missed. Its unbelievable scenery, uncanny sunrise and sunset colours, and its rich history, has Ayers Rock on top of the list for the best of what Australia has to offer. Uluru is situated in Kata Tjuta National Park, some 440 kilometres away from the closest town of Alice Springs. Tours from Alice Springs to Uluru are some of the best tours […]

   
  
10
July
2015

Sleeping in a Swag Under the Stars at Uluru

Picture yourself settling down for the night beneath the shimmer of a million stars. Instead of shutting out the world with curtains or a tent, you allow yourself to become a part of the natural landscape, to be at one with the incredible surroundings, and to soak up timeless scenery that is like nowhere else in the world. This is exactly how it feels to sleep in a swag beneath the stars on our Uluru tours. It’s one of the best ways to really feel like a part of the landscape and to immerse yourself in its picturesque backdrop. After […]

   
  
28
May
2015

The Endless Beauty of Edith Falls

Nestled in the middle of the breath-taking Nitmiluk National Park, Edith Falls offers a picturesque collection of dazzling waterfalls and fairytale rock pools. Surrounded by lush vegetation and a quirky array of wildlife, they pose a popular hotspot for tourists on the hunt for Australia’s mesmerising scenery. The falls themselves are named after the Edith River which runs through the National Park and provides the perfect habitat for colourful flora and cute fauna, whilst the clear trickle of the rock pools proffer the perfect place for an afternoon dip – a necessity in the sheer heat of the Australian outback. […]

   
  
14
May
2015

The Changing Colours of Uluru

Uluru, or Ayers Rock is the most famous landmark in Australia. The ‘big rock’ in the centre of the country represents more than just a big stone in the middle of the country. It is Uluru colours believed to be a sacred site for the neighbouring Aboriginal communities, as well as a big part of their myths and legends of how Australia was created. Regardless of what you believe, there’s no doubt that the giant sandstone rock is beautiful and unbelievably large. It’s size is hard to comprehend, as majority of the rock is below earth’s surface. It’s said that […]

   
  
14
April
2015

Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon might not be well known by saying its name, but if you were to explain where it is, people will instantly recognise the area. Kings Canyon is located in the same vicinity of the most famous landmark in Australia; Uluru, or Ayers Rock. While it’s still almost four hours away from Uluru, Kings Canyon has become a stop along the way for many tour groups heading or coming back from ‘The Red Centre.’ Located in Watarrka National Park, Kings Canyon rises 100 metres from the ground on all sides. The impressive natural region is a great destination for […]

   
  
28
March
2015

Mutitjulu Waterhole: The History and Highlights of a Natural Wonder

Did you know that Uluru has a number of watering holes? Most people imagine Uluru as a large, jutting orange rock that adds a surreal silhouette to Australia’s outback, but they rarely know more than this. Yes, Uluru is ‘just a rock’ but it also boasts a selection of wonderful natural highlights. In the surrounding areas, there are valleys, peaks, and trails that weave through the dusty landscape and offer a burst of greenery against the arid backdrop. What is Mutitjulu Waterhole? Mutitjulu is one of these natural wonders that Uluru harbours – one that very few people actually know […]

   
  
11
March
2015

Uluru

You can’t think of Australia without seeing visions of the Outback. That red dirt and blazing sun, kangaroos, and boomerangs all epitomise Australia to foreigners, but not nearly as much as “the big rock.” People have been venturing to the centre of Australia for years, all en-route to view one of the world’s best examples of natural beauty. Ayers Rock (Uluru) has captivated sightseers with its mammoth size, unique geography, and presence since it was first discovered by non-indigenous men in the 1800s. Capture its breathtaking beauty at sunrise and sunset, as the giant sandstone rock changes colour throughout the […]

   
  
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