Alice Springs

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  • Day36

    Heading Bush Day 10 - Alice Springs

    April 19, 2017 in Australia

    Final day of the most amazing adventure 😔

    Kinda odd to wake up and see where you are for the first time. There was a great short walk straight from the campsite up the hill with views over the Finke River again.

    En route to Alice Springs we stopped off at ochre pits and at Ellery Creek Big Hole for anyone who wanted a final swim.

    Then drop-offs in Alice and a final group meetup at Marco's for our farewell dinner, singing thank you to Heading Bush and Corbin. Thanks mate.Read more

  • Day37

    Alice Springs

    April 20, 2017 in Australia

    I stayed at Alice Lodge - small backpacker place. Really friendly with great art in the shared spaces, including work by Tommy Crow who we met in Coober Pedy.

    Nice relaxed day getting my laundry done, posting obsolete stuff home and meeting up with a few of the Rock Wallabies heading bush gang for food 😎

  • Day25

    Alice Springs

    May 3 in Australia

    Today we had the last lap of our Red Center discovery tour on our agenda, the desert township of Alice Springs. But first we made a stop at a roadhouse to habe breakfast right next to a group of emus that looked interested in our food :)
    After some duties (resupplied, refilled oil, checked tyre pressure) we drove up to ANZAC Hill in the middle of the town. From there we had a lovely view over the whole town as it's not so big and the surroundings. Just a short drive out of town is "Simpson's Gap". A base for walks along the canyons and a significant landmark. Its also home for a colony of Rock Wallabies, unfortunately they weren't out at that time. Initially we had planned to stay for the night but we decided to move on as a friend we wanted to meet didn't have time. So we're on the way back South now...Read more

  • Day4

    Alice Springs

    May 24 in Australia

    Well it was extremely unfortunate that yesterday's stopover in Kathrine didn't go ahead due to our delayed departure. Today was sight seeing in the Alice which, being surrounded by craggy, treeless and inhospitable mountains reminded me of Queenstown Tasmania; except for the temperature of course. Lunch off train was still white table cloths and silver service even in the middle of a dessert park.

  • Day55

    Das Outback

    October 8, 2017 in Australia

    2500 km, vier Tagen Auto Fahrt, eine Nacht in Daniela`s Garten und eine Nacht ohne Klo weiter, sind wir endlich in Alice Springs angekommen!!!! Immer noch nicht unser eigentliches Ziel, das liegt noch einige Stunden entfernt, aber wir sind dem ganzen schon ein ganzes Stückchen näher gekommen und sitzen jetzt MITTEN in Australien.
    Wir müssen zugeben, die Fahrt war anstrengend und wir waren teilweise wirklich am verzweifeln, denn 7 Stunden pro Tag durch 40 Grad zu fahren ist vielleicht doch nicht so toll..:D! Aber wir haben es geschafft und sind wirklich erleichtert!
    Auf dem Weg sind wir mehr toten Tieren als lebendigen über den Weg gelaufen, unter anderem waren das viele Kängurus und Vögel, aber auch Kühe haben wir viel gesehen...
    Problem sind die sogenannten "Roadtrains", die 50 Meter langen Trucks, die ein Känguru nach dem nächsten mitnehmen.
    Wirklich spannend ist die Fahrt durchs Outback nicht, da die Strassen bis auf wenige Ausnahmen schnurgerade durch immergleiche Landschaften führt, aber irgendwie hat auch das grade seinen Reiz.
    Wir können auf jedenfall sagen, dass wir das Outback bisher noch nicht so kennenlernen durften, wie man es von Fotos und Videos kennt: endlose rote trockene Wüsten. Bisher haben wir zwar schon roten Sand gesehen, der Grossteil der Vegetation war aber gelb, trocken und mit vielen kleinen Bäumen. Bis nach Alice Springs haben wir nur stumpf Kilometer gerissen, aber ab morgen werden wir uns einiges anschauen :-).
    Die nächsten Footprints werden dann je nach Internetempfang folgen.
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  • Day22

    Alice Springs

    January 30, 2017 in Australia

    Vår tågresa fortsätter genom natten. Kanske lite svårt att sova då det är mycket slammer då 900 meter tåg ska ta sig fram mil efter mil.
    Fantastisk morgon då vi kliver ut strax före soluppgången, typ 6:15, för att med en mugg kaffe/te i handen se ljuset komma upp vi horisonten. Vi är "in the middle of nowhere" i Marla, en ort som bara består av en skylt "Marla". Nu är vi i The Outback, centrala delarna av Australien som antagligen gud glömde; - bara buskar, röd jord, förkrympta träd, ormar, möss, spindlar och lite annat krafs. Samtidigt magiskt vackert så man får ont i magen.
    Så småningom tillbaks till vårt tåg, resan fortsätter och framemot lunchtid intar vi en härlig brunch i restaurangvagnen. Tidig eftermiddag kommer vi fram till Alice Springs som kokar i värmen och tyvärr måste vi lämna vårt tåg som fortsätter mot Darwin utan oss. Alice Springs ligger nästan så mitt i Australien man kan komma bara 20 mil söder om den geografiska mittpunkten, ett riktigt skitställe om ni vill veta.
    Benämningen The Ghan kommer från de kamelryttare som före tågets ankomst skötte transporterna i detta gudsförgätna land. Man trodde att de kom från Afghanistan även om de sannolikt var från Pakistan.
    Nu förbereder vi oss inför morgondagens äventyr men de får vi återkomma till.
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  • Day22

    Alice Springs - Reptile Centre & more

    July 8, 2017 in Australia

    Much of our time in Alice Springs was spent doing mundane things like grocery and hardware shopping, washing and tyre repairs (micro holes in one of the caravan rims is causing an ongoing slow leak) but we did manage to squeeze in a few fun things too! A visit to the Reptile Centre (and free show) was a highlight, so too was a 2 hour stop at the Alice Springs Library to read some fresh books!

  • Day239

    Alice Springs

    April 22 in Australia

    On the way to Alice Springs. We had to drive 400 km on a unsealed road. Kind of funny in the middle of nowhere, but a kind of anyoing too. We could drive between 20 and 70km/h. So it takes a lot of time.
    We saw just 2 kangaroos and maybe 100 cows.🤣

    Die termitenhügel sind rießig

  • Day36

    Journey to Alice

    August 4, 2017 in Australia

    After a slightly weird night in Tenant Creek (Craig trying to get a frog out of the toilet before Leila would go to bed being the high point), we were relieved to be on the road again. First stop on the way - Devil's Marbles. Really cool round boulders of granite, perched on top of each other. Second stop, a farm shop that made its own mango ice cream, in the middle of nowhere. Third stop, the Tropic of Capricorn!
    Arrived in Alice in good time to check in and find a camera shop. The motor in our poor camera lens has finally given up, and as we are about to head to Uluru, not the best time to be without a camera! So, an expensive stop off required....
    Can't believe that it feels really cold in Alice - it was 21 degrees today, but we were all wearing jumpers. A month of travelling and we have got nesh! Even too cold for Leila to swim in the pool!
    Feels a shame that we don't have longer in Alice, but now busily planning our route to Kings Canyon - the shorter 4WD required unsealed road, or the much longer sealed road. Decisions, decisions.
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