Friday, January 28, 2011
Aussie ABC - A is for Alice Springs!
While many OZ landscapes look completely unlike Alice Springs and Central Australia, I'll bet that if someone says 'Australia' images of this region are what lots of you will first think of. HHHMMMmmm... perhaps that makes it a bit of a cliché? OK, ok, here's what some of the Alice's different aspects look like!
Great Artesian Basin), see its unique natural wonders for yourself - regional birds and other fauna at the Alice Springs Desert Park, and local plants and wildflowers especially adapted to arid land life at the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens. And of course you can't miss the amazing landscape - it surrounds you wherever you go...
The Alice Springs of Neville Shute's classic novel 'A Town Like Alice' is almost a character in its own right. And since my first visit in the early noughties, I've been addicted to its eclectic mix of cultures, landscapes, flora and fauna – and it's within cooee of even more unique Australiana (aka 'oddities')!
Kata Tjuta to the south west. 'Dinky' the singing, piano playing dingo to the south. Rainbow Valley to the south east. And of course, due north to Wycliffe Well – self-proclaimed UFO capital of Australia.