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East MacDonnell Ranges

 The East MacDonnell Ranges are an unrealised treasure of the Red Centre, with fewer visitors than the popular West MacDonnell National Park, they are an enjoyable experience. The Ranges are intersected by scenic gaps and gorges that hold cultural significance to the local Arrernte people, places like Jessie Gap, Corroboree Rock and N’Dhala Gorge. Ruby Gap Nature Park and Arltunga Historical Reserve are interesting in their own right, showcasing the mining industry of the region.

 

Finke Gorge National Park

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The primitive landscape of the Finke Gorge National Park is one of the real wonders of the Red Centre. Palm Valley, famous for its red cabbage palms is the highlight of the National Park. These rare and unique plants from a prehistoric time give the valley the feeling of an oasis. Stroll through the Finke River that runs through the Park, believed to be 350 million years old, making it the oldest river in the world.

Iytwelepenty / Davenport Range National Park

The proposed Davenport Range National Park encompasses 1120 square kilometres of the Davenport Range, surrounded by pastoral leases and the Anurrete Aboriginal Land Trust. If you are looking for a quite refuge or to get off the beaten track visit Whistleduck Creek and the Old Police Station Waterhole where the many waterholes provide a refuge for a range of fauna,
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Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park

With their stunning beauty and rich diversity of plants and animals the ranges of the West MacDonnell National Park are not to be missed. There are many opportunities for you to explore and appreciate the scenic beauty and history of the area. Simpsons Gap is popular for its waterholes, towering cliffs and the black-footed wallaby. Sacred to the Western Arrernte Aboriginal people is the Ochre Pits, where the multi-coloured powdery rock has been used for thousands of years. Waterholes at Ellery Creek Big Hole and Glen Helen Gorge are wonderful spots for a cool dip or tackle the 223 kilometre world famous Larapinta Trail that runs through the National Park.

 

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Rising out of the surrounding Central Australian desert, Uluru dominates the landscape. Nothing can prepare you for the grandeur and changing colours. Uluru, Kata Tjuta and the surrounding area is of deep cultural significance to the traditional owners, the Anangu. There’s plenty to see and do: self-guided and guided walks, desert culture, scenic flights, camel tours or simply just watch the changing moods of the monolith itself as the lights reflects off its surface.

 

Watarrka National Park

More dramatic than parts of the Grand Canyon, the scenic landscape of Watarrka National Park with its rugged ranges, rock holes and gorges is the ideal destination for the adventurer. The soaring sandstone walls and colossal rock formations of Kings Canyon, located in the National Park can be explored by foot on the endless walking trails or by air on a scenic flight. Watarrka National Park offers a grand experience like no other.

 

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Wildlife

Animals play an important role in our natural environment and Central Australia supports a wide diversity of native animals from insects and reptiles through to marsupials and mammals.

Wildlife in the Red Centre is abundant but many of the animals are nocturnal or inconspicuous with the exception of the red kangaroo – the sight of one jumping through the outback is one you will never forget.

The Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs Reptile Centre and Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs provide you with an opportunity to get close with a range of native wildlife rarely seen in the natural surround.

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