Northern Territory

West MacDonnell National Park

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Namatjira Drive guided me along the West MacDonnell Ranges. The road has many turnoffs to admire sections of the park with plenty of gorges, chasms and waterholes to admire. The house of Albert Namatjira was just outside Hermannsburg. A simple rough rock 2 room construction that Albert built himself. Albert was a world famous Aboriginal artist known for his landscape …

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Finke Gorge National Park

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Some very special palms at Finke Gorge Finke Gorge national park is home to a unique species of palm which occurs nowhere else on earth. Its nearest relative is 1000 kilometres away at Lawn Hill in Queensland. How the Red Cabbage palm ended up in the desert centre of Australia is still a mystery. I originally was planning on doing …

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Kings Canyon – Watarrka National Park

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Leaving Uluru I take the turnoff and head north on to Luritja Road towards Kings Canyon. Watarrka national park is the home to the stunning Kings Canyon, and where the private resort and campgrounds are located. Along the way I stop in to Kathleen Springs, a source of permanent water and abundant with birdlife. After a day of rest at …

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – Ayers Rock


Crossing the border for the first time into the Northern Territory felt great. Uluru previously known as Ayers Rock was only a short drive away. Turning west off the Stuart highway onto Lasseter highway, Mount Connor was the first site of interest. At first glimpse from the road I thought it was Uluru as I wasn’t aware there were any …

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