5 Day Birding and Aboriginal Culture in the East MacDonnell Ranges and Northern Simpson Desert
Departing the Alice Springs Airport and after a short tour of the township of Alice Springs, you’ll travel along the Ross Highway amongst the ancient and beautiful East MacDonnell Ranges.
The first stop is at Corroboree Rock, a culturally significant place to the local Aborigines, for some birding. Then onto your overnight destination Ross River Resort. Spend the afternoon birding, bushwalking, swimming or relaxing.
The next day you will visit the Arltunga Gold Mining Visitors Centre, travel north along the picturesque Cattlewater Pass, with plenty of time for birding. Over night is a bush camp in the vicinity of the Harts Range Mica Mines. Today you leave the Plenty Road for the Red Sand Track, with birding stops on route to your next destination, Lindsay’s place at Baton Hill on the Hay River.
This morning you set off on a day’s birdwatching, dependant on seasonal variations, the bird and wildlife can be plentiful in this remote wilderness. Witness a sunset at Goyders Pillar before enjoying a camp oven dinner. Return to Alice Springs via the Plenty Highway.