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Red Centre Way (West MacDonnell Ranges)

Alice Springs Darwin Katherine Ulu r u Kings Canyon

DIY Tourguide offers audio sightseeing tours for the independent self-drive traveller, allowing you to travel in your own time and at your own pace.

The spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges stretch for over 200 kilometres from Alice Springs. The drive tours along the Red Centre Way, as it is known, and will take you on a journey of discovery. It is a journey through billions of years in time, where remote landscapes hide a desert that is filled with life. Along the way there is much to see, do and learn. Hear about the incredible geological forces that have created magnificent gaps and gorges, some you can walk through, some you can swim in. You will learn why the West MacDonnell Ranges are home to so may rare and ancient plants, about desert dwelling fish, how Albert Namatjira became Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artist and how Aboriginal people used to trade ochre from the Ochre Pits. Listen to spectacular bird calls and hear from local Aboriginal traditional owners about Bush tucker and special Dreaming sites. Commentary length is 80 minutes.
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