Day 1: Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
Dust off the red Alice Springs dust... actually, never mind. You'd better get used to that for another couple of days at least. Think your old Nokia was out-dated? Wait till you see the Overland Telegraph line at the Barrow Creek Hotel! Text mum to let her know you're heading off in Morse code like they did back when this place was a Telegraph Station. To round off the afternoon, we've got some pretty epic granite boulders for you at the sacred site of Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles).<br /> <br /> Included today:<br /> -Devils Marbles<br /> <br /> Meals: Dinner.<br /> <br /> Did you know:<br /> -Alice Springs is the city on which Nevil Shute based his book “A Town Like Alice”, along with the resulting film and miniseries by the same names.<br /> -The sound of Krakatoa erupting in 1883 was heard as far a 4,800km away in Alice Springs – the loudest sound recorded in history with shock waves travelling around the world several times.<br /> -Every September, Alice Springs hosts the Henley-on-Todd dry regatta in mock celebration of the original British settlers and the formal atmosphere of British regattas. It is therefore the only regatta to ever be cancelled because of rain (which happened once in 1993).