Saturday, May 25, 2013

Alice Springs to Karlu Karlu

Yeeeeaaahh!!! I'm finally in a location that has internet reception, so I have a few days to catch up on.
Once again we were off nice and early, leaving Alice Springs around 9.30am. We had decided to head for and spend the night at Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu) Conservation Reserve. But there were a few locations I had read about that I wanted to stop at along the way.
First was the location where we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn.


Next it was onto a small town called Aileron which is home to the striking giant figure of the ‘Anmatjere Man’. Erected in December 2005, at 17 metre tall and weighing 8 tonne, he strikes an impressive figure as he overlooks Aileron and the surrounding region. After 3 long years by himself, ‘Anmatjere Man’ finally has a family. Also created by the same sculptor Mark Egan, ‘Anmatjere Man’ has been joined by a wife and child, being erected in December 2008. Unlike the original piece which took Mark Egan a year to create, ‘Anmatjere Woman and Child’ took only four months.


Next stop was for petrol at a little township called Wycliffe Well, which claim to fame is supposedly being the UFO Capital of Australia. I found it a bit tacky, but each to their own!!

Then we reached our final stop for the day and that was at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). Well I really can't put into words how amazing this camping spot is. As it is a national park and not a caravan park the cost was only $3.30 per person per night. We camped right in the middle of the marbles, the sight out of our camper window was amazing. Once again Northern Territory (NT) put on a superb sunset.