Then Simpsons Gap, located only 18km west of Alice Springs is your answer. This means it has to have everything that a regional city would have. Visit top-rated & … Will be travelling the West McDonnells, Kings Canyon to Uluru and back. The population of Alice Springs is approximately 28,000. There are NO permanent rivers in the REAL outback and therefore, it’s too dry for crocodiles to live here. Bitter Springs, Mataranka: "Hi all has anyone ever seen crocodiles in the..." | Check out 7 answers, plus see 443 reviews, articles, and 217 photos of Bitter Springs, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 6 attractions in Mataranka. Read more about Alice Springs weather here. Can’t believe how isolated it is. The only crocodile in Alice Springs is Terry the crocodile who’s on display at the Reptile Centre here. You can’t say you’ve been to Australia unless you come to the outback! We are currently planning our Australian itinerary but sadly won’t make it to Alice Springs or Uluru… Even though it sounds like such an awesome place. Crocodiles play a very important part in Aboriginal culture. Sign up to receive the latest news, deals and travel information about the Northern Territory. Hi Elizabeth, it’s unlikely to be cool at night during November. On this page, you’ll find a list of common Alice Springs FAQS. You can however see a live crocodile at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Crocodylus Park. CONTACT This is just one of many Dreamtime stories about crocodiles that are still told today. And no, you don’t need a four wheel-drive to drive to Ayers Rock – you can get there in a conventional vehicle via the Stuart and Lasseter Highways. Serpentine Gorge. There are plenty of underwater viewing opportunities, but you can also "swim with the crocs" in the Cage of Death, a crocodile swimming experience in which you are lowered into the crocodiles' water in a perspex enclosure. In his golden days during the 1970’s, Sweetheart was known to stalk fishing boats, attack outboard motors and tip the occupants into the water. In the summer, shorts, skirts and t-shirts are what most people wear. It contains tongue-in-cheek Aussie humour! HI, Kakadu Cultural Tours are owned and operated by Djabulukgu Association representing the Traditional Owners of Northern Kakadu and parts of Western... A family owned & operated one day wild life tour on the Adelaide river, first stop is a short visit to windows of the wetlands before boarding our... Come see the Crocodiles jump in there natural habitat. The estimate is over 200,000 Crocodiles in Australia, with the highest concentration being in the Top End of the Northern Territory. If you’re heading to Alice Springs, there’s good news – you don’t need to worry about running into our scaly friends in the waterholes. Many top European fashion brands source NT leather for their premium, designer products. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in December. There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about these amazing creatures during your visit. Was wondering how often to people travel to Darwin and Sydney. Many travellers think that the crocodile signage is there for photographic purposes. She is a runner, insatiable reader & believes a bushwalk is not a real walk unless it’s over 10km. Hi Amanda You and a friend will get closer than you ever thought possible. The only crocodile in Alice Springs is Terry the crocodile who’s on display at the Reptile Centre here. Access is by conventional vehicle or 2WD, however the last 2km is unsealed. They use only the saltwater crocodile, which is the most desirable due to its intricate small-scale pattern. This means a day and half driving on the Stuart Highway, the longest, straightest highway in Australia. Amanda is an adventurer, archaeologist & anthropologist. My assignment is only a year, so I want to explore as much as possible. You can’t beat seeing this cold-blooded hunter in its element in Kakadu National Park. With a sustainable and protected population, crocodile conservation is a priority across the NT and numbers have recovered almost completely in the past four decades. It’s amazing to realise how big Australia is and how the nature and the temperatures change during the trip. PRIVACY POLICY, Copyright 2010-2017| Design by Amanda | Theme by Themesindep. Mataranka Springs are safe to sit back and enjoy. SITE MAP Observe the signs and stay safe. Baru Alice Springs is the only big town serving an area that is as large as Western Europe (or, one and a half times as large as Texas). We also had a free day in Alice Springs before our tour started so we decided to go check out the Desert Park just outside of town. However, the town has dangers that travelers need to know about. You must make your own decision about the reliability of the information and the suitability, condition and legality of the service or product on offer. Across deserts. Crocodiles simply don’t live this far south, so it’s safe for you to swim. Darwin and Adelaide (both capital cities) are the nearest cities. From Alice Springs. Will it be shorts weather, pants weather, t-shirt, or jacket? Crocodiles can also travel up to a kilometre on land, remain concealed for long periods inland, stay submerged without moving during a hunt, and run incredibly fast. Di Croco is a Darwin boutique renowned for its luxury goods made from the highest quality NT crocodile skin.