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Darwin - Alice Springs

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 | Views [293]

I have always admired people who travel alone. I have been in Australia on my own since February but this was my first tour where I did not know anyone. I had  spent 5 days in Darwin with my good friends Liam and Lucas when I decided I needed some adventure in my life before heading back to work. I went into Peter Pans travel shop and booked to leave the following day with Mulgas Adventures on a 2 day tour to Alice Springs, followed by a 3 day 'Rock the Centre' tour with Adventure Tours.

Day 1: I was picked up at 6am and was the first of 8 to be collected before hitting the highway.  We drove through Katherine which was the first timecI had seen so many aborigionals. Our first stop was Bitter Springs Natural River at Elsey National Park. The park had stunning palm trees, walking tracks and the water was around 25 degrees, it was breath taking. Next stop was Matarancka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Spring Natural swimming pool. Both were a classic oasis with clear warm water. Therwalking short loop track winding through the palm forest to the Waterhouse river and then to Rainbow Spring, the source of the thermal pool.

Our next stop was Daly Waters Outback Pub. On entering the pub I was greeted by an array of outrageous decor of bras and pants as well as ID cards that covered the front of the bar. We had a BBQ dinner around the pool.

Day 2: Our first stop today was at Devils Marbles. Aboriginals believe if their children come to play here, they are taken by the stones. We had a short game of rugby and then continued on to Wycliffe Well, the UFO Centre of Australia. The service station was decorated with all things Alien. That night I checked into Haven in Alice Springs. Everyone else was staying at Annie's Place and so I head there for an evening meal with the group and a few cheeky ciders.

Peace and Love

Zoe xxx

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