With characters as colourful as its landscape, Alice Springs is an outback town with distinct personality
Straddling the ephemeral Todd River, Alice Springs is the second largest town in the Northern Territory and the geographical heart of Australia, or as locals are given to saying, “the town closest to every beach in Oz”. In reality, it’s 1200km as the crow flies to the nearest ocean and about 1500km to the closest major cities, Adelaide and Darwin. It has a population of approximately 28,000, 12 per cent of the NT’s population.
Surrounded by desert, Mt Augustus is a colossus that transports walkers through ages past and present
By searching through old journals, ANU experts have created a new much more accurate map of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt’s route.
A kayak journey down the Katherine introduces a novice to the splendid beauty and bewitching isolation of one of the Top End’s major rivers.
History & Culture
Photographer Darren Clark took on a 12-year project to document outback Australian archetypes, which culminated in his recently released book, Drover.
Surrounded by desert, Mt Augustus is a colossus that transports walkers through ages past and present.
The idea of paddling down the Cooper Creek in the Central Australian outback was madness. And yet, thanks to La Niña rains, it was not only possible but appealing.
Known as kakarratul and itjaritjari to Aboriginal people, the marsupial mole of the dune deserts is a wonderful example of evolution in action.
At one time, Broken Hill produced one-third of the world’s silver. Absent for decades, heavy rainfall has brought the region bursting back into vibrant life in 2011.