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Alice pips Rock in tourism earnings

 

 

The desert capital earns close to half a billion dollars from visitors in the year to September 2019, according to statistics from Tourism Research Australia. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Trekking the Larapinta Trail in the West MacDonnells. Tourism NT / Allan Dixon.

Larapinta section 7 being moved north of range

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New shelters for Ellery (at right), Ormiston and Redbank, writes Lauren Moss, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture (pictured).

A trek with a vision

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Rotary clubs raising funds for local clinic run by eminent eye surgeon Tim Henderson (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

Larapinta trek runners finish, mountain bikers start

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The bikers will also take part in the Henley on Todd on Saturday.

 

LETTER: Hot showers, quality food on Larapinta Trail

There will be architecturally-designed semi-permanent campsites on the remote Larapinta Trail. The camps, which are the brainchild of tour company, World Expeditions, provide an oasis in the desert for trekkers – hot showers, quality food and a place to rest after exploring the spectacular red centre, writes Matt Conlan, Minister for Tourism.

Alice, working its power

On
a crisp and beautifully serene late Febuary morning in 1988 a young
couple ventured up a rocky climb on the outskirts of town. While both
were fit, healthy and familiar with the land, theirs was a particular
challenge, given that one was 36 weeks pregnant.

She was my mother on her way to the very top of the MacDonnell
Ranges, on the eastern side of Emily Gap. Knowing that I was not far
away, both she and my father wanted to fasten an image to my birth. That
they certainly did! Within a few hours of reaching the peak my mother
went into labour with your honest author.  MOZZIE BITES reflects on
the ties that bind her to this place, even though for now she is taking
up residence in Melbourne.

Pictured: That's me not long after, getting a
big cuddle from Denis Neil. His family's friendship with my family is
part of what will always keep me connected to Alice.

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