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Campervanning ideas in Alice Springs and surrounds

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Experience Alice Springs with a campervan. It’s the easiest way to explore Australia’s Red Centre. Stunning desert landscapes, rock formations and colourful sunsets are right here in the middle of Australia.
Make sure you check out our list of things to do in Alice Springs and surrounds before you leave for your holiday.
When you arrive in town, pick up a hire campervan at Alice Springs Airport then start driving to one of these caravan parks nearby.
Heritage Caravan Park
Heritage Caravan Park is nestled among the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. The caravan park is situated close to many of Alice Springs’ famous attractions, […]

Five things to do in Alice Springs and surrounds


Uluru (Ayers Rock)
South west of Alice Springs, near the border with South Australia, lies one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Uluru. This magnificent rock formation is 348 metres high and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anybody can complete the 10km walk around the base of Uluru. It allows you to explore indigenous rock paintings, learn about indigenous culture and see native flora and fauna.
Quad Bike Tour
The Northern Territory’s oldest working cattle station, Undoolya Station, has been operating since the 1800s. It’s only 17km east of Alice Springs and here you can opt for an […]

Kakadu Mahbilil Festival for Indigenous music, arts and bushfoods

Mahbilil Festival, Jabiru. September 11 2010

HEADING for an adventure in the Kakadu National State Park is awesome for all sorts of reasons but none more so than the upcoming Kakadu Mahbilil Festival September 5 celebrating the best in Indigenous music, arts and bushfoods.
Staged at Jabiru Lakeside Park, Mahbilil offers a program of local and national live music, traditional dance, performance and circus, bushtucker demonstrations, cooking competitions, sports carnival, workshops and lots of markets to feed the mind and body.  With activities and entertainment aimed at children, teens and the older folks, there is something for everyone.
Jabiru is the gateway to Kakadu and offers […]

5 places to explore near Alice Springs

There are many beautiful and exciting destinations to discover in the Northern Territory, apart from Uluru. Here’s a list of five places to explore near Alice Springs, Australia’s spiritual heart.
The sky above Alice Springs
A spectacular bird’s eye view awaits as you float gently over the West MacDonnell Ranges at sunrise in a hot hair balloon. This unique experience sees you wake early and drift across the red desert landscape and historic cattle stations. Keep an eye out for wildlife, such as kangaroos, roaming around below.
Rainbow Valley
The Rainbow Valley’s famous sandstone cliffs are covered with different coloured rocks. […]

Seven stunning lookouts in Australia


WHEN it comes to lookouts Down Under, there may not be another country in the world that matches Australia for sheer diversity and absolute stunning sights whether be inland or coastal. We fetch seven from throughout the continent to consider during that next road trip.
1. Staircase to the Moon (WA, pictured)
One of the world’s great mystical wonders for sightseeing, visit Broome in the north-west from March to October and you can witness the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon when the moon rises over the mudflats at Roebuck Bay at low tide.
2. Echo Point (NSW)

Go retro with these 4 Australian drive in venues to catch a movie under the stars

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GOING to the local cinema always guarantees a good night out, but nothing compares to the nostalgic charm of jumping in a car with your partner, or the family, and watching a movie at the drive in theatre. Whether you’re with your partner, friends or family, everybody loves a night under the stars. It’s an old-fashioned way to have some fun, but it’s a goodie.
1. Skyline Drive In
Blacktown, 38km west of Sydney CBD
When it comes to drive in movies Sydney does as well if not better than anyone with its only drive in featuring a […]

Campervan Hire in the Top End – Travel Tips


If you are planning a campervan holiday in the Top End of the Northern Territory and exploring more remote locations, here are some tips from our experience on the road. Much of this applies to travel any way in remote Australia. If you have ideas and tips you’d like to share, please send them into [email protected]

Walk round and thoroughly check your Campervan rental before you leave the branch. Take photos of any existing external scratches or damage. Check inside that everything is working. Your campervan supplier will be helpful and will work with you on this […]

Travel Top End Loop – Litchfield Park – Marines on Falls Day 7 & 8


Batchelor, Buley Hole and Wangi Falls
The Final destination in our loop through the top end in our Maui Motorhome was Litchfield Park. Just 80 minutes south of Darwin, close enough for a day-trippers and 244km north of Katherine straight up the Stuart Highway.
14kms off the Stuart Highway the small township of Batchelor is the gateway to Litchfield Park. Made up of a couple of pubs, a Best Western Hotel, small supermarket, fuel, Post office and 3 holiday parks, Batchelor is also home to the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education . The Batchelor airport, a former World War […]

Travel the Top End Loop – Lazy Lizard lunch and cruising with Katherine – Day 5 & 6


Pine Creek, Katherine Gorge and Cutta Cutta Caves
Before leaving the Jabiru area we stopped off at Mirrai Lockout, parked up the motorhome and a 20 minute walk up to the hilltop was rewarded with panoramic views of across Kakadu to the Arnhem Land escarpments on the other side of the East Alligator river.
We had thought about Jim Jim Falls however as it was accessible only via a 2 hour journey on an unsealed road it was off the agenda with our motorhome – no motorhome or campervan rental can be driven on unsealed roads (unless entering a camping […]

Travel the Top End Loop – Arnhem Land – Day 4


Arnhem Land and 20,000 year old Australians
Day 4 was spent on tour in Arnhem Land and for me this was the absolute stand out of our entire trip – if you can only book one tour in the top end – make it this one. You will not be disappointed in what was a memorable and an amazing experience.
The tour is organised by Lords Safaris (, one of only 3 operators permitted by the Land council to enter Arnhem land. Yes it is expensive at $810 for 2 adults and 2 children, however worth every cent. You experience […]

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