Explore Australia’s red centre by car combining a cattle station near Alice Springs, KingsCanyon and Uluru.
It’s an odd boast, but residents of Alice Springs like to tell visitors their town is the closest to every beach in the country. Yet the nearest shore lies 1,000 miles away! The view from the summit of Anzac Hill, the high point of ‘The Alice’, is reminiscent of an Arabian oasis surrounded by an arid, biscuity, infinite flatness.
It’s the bull’s eye of the country and the focal point of some of the most isolated communities in the world. There’s plenty to see in town, including the School of the Air and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. But it’s the bush, that timeless land of silence and intense light beyond the Alice fringe, that beckons.