Tag: Alice Springs

Australian Geographic Adventure

Northern Territory adventures: Four of the best

Wanna get wild? Head to the NT, one of the world’s great adventure playgrounds. From hiking and camping in the desert sands of the Red Centre, to exploring the ‘Lost World’ that is the tropical Top End, the NT is jam-packed with excitement. It’s a long way for most of us, so now is the perfect time to start planning that big Territory escape!

Wildlife

GALLERY: stunning flocks of budgies in Alice Springs

During the hot, dry summer months, Alice Springs is often beset by a beautiful plague – flocks of thousands of green budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in search of increasingly scarce sources of water. Photographer Steven Pearce says that there was around 4000 birds congregating around the waterhole just after dawn.

History & Culture

GALLERY: Modern Aboriginal art

Emerging from the world’s oldest living culture, contemporary Aboriginal art has taken to the global stage to tell tales of ancient landscapes and storylines. Read our full story on the history and future of Aboriginal art in AG #131, available now.