The Red Heart
Introduce your kids to the outback the easy way at the West MacDonnell Ranges in the NT.
ALTHOUGH SLAP bang in the middle of the country, a trip to the Red Centre is in many ways the easiest way to introduce your kids to the romance of the outback. And what stunning outback it is: the escarpments of the West MacDonnell Range are as beautiful as those of the Kimberley, Tnorala is a fascinating window to our ancient past and Kings Canyon? Well, how the bloody hell did that get there?! If you’re short on time fly into Alice Springs and hire a 4WD and camper trailer. That makes this memorable outback sojourn doable in just four days.
Ormiston Gorge is accessible for all level of walkers beautiful • The rich red soil and if it’s their escarpments, especially first time to the outback dry creek • Rock hopping through soft sand beds and playing in the – weather • Swimming in waterholes cold! pending as it gets very
ALICE SPRINGS TO ULURU, NT Stopovers: West MacDonnell Ranges, Tnorala and Kings Canyon Itinerary length: 4 days Travel time: 9 hours (370km) Atop Redbank Gorge is a top camping spot Ormiston Gorge Redbank Gorge Alice Springs Simpsons Camp Tnorala Kings Canyon