To fly from Sydney to the Alice
takes over 3 hours.
In Alice Springs I was joining up with a tour run by Contiki.
A week spent in the 'Red Centre' of Australia; in and around Alice
Springs, Uluru (Ayre's Rock), Kings Canyon, etc.
Our first visit was to a desert park, Then we went to see
the site of the 'spring' that gives the town its name. It
was the site of an old telegraph station, part of the telegraph
line linking South Australia to Darwin and onwards to the outside