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!
The dreamy desert life of Olive Pink may be one that some Australians know little about.
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.
From proud raptors and flighty finches to epic flocks of budgies – Alice Springs and surrounds are a paradise for bird-watchers. With 180 bird species to spot in the Red Centre alone, we’ve narrowed down 10 to put at the top of your list.