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Cart before horse: Govt seeks visitors while staff critically short

By JULIUS DENNIS After a hectic Easter period, the shortage of skilled labour continues to wreak havoc in tourism operations across Central Australia and has...

Walking, certainly not running to get Rock approval

By ERWIN CHLANDA The application contains 17,184 words and has been under negotiation for five years. It is still not approved but the “project will...

Not a lot for Centre in trillion dollar deficit Budget

By ERWIN CHLANDA There is significant additional money in the Budget for roads across the NT but “nothing I can specifically identify for Central Australia,”...

Operators propose developments to boost Alice tourism

By ERWIN CHLANDA A “range height adventure” centre offering a skywalk, cable car, walking and bike trails, the longest zip line in the world, paragliding,...

Now that the Rock can't be climbed, visiting it will cost more

 

 

 

While you can't climb The Rock any more, the fees to enter the national park will climb – a lot. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

A concert of hybrid culture celebrates climb down at Uluru


 
Maraku Inma performers and the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir all knew the words of Shane Howard’s "Solid Rock",  spontaneously dancing during the sound check in heart lifting delight. The same thing happened with Garrett’s "Beds are Burning". "Person-to-person recognition and reconciliation has been going on underground for a long time. We don’t need long speeches," writes CRAIG SAN ROQUE. 

I climbed Ayers Rock

 

 

Millions of T-shirts with that inscription are now relegated to history. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Massive horse deaths now a risk to humans

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There needs to be a cull, say government officers, but the responsible residents are not acting, and the Central Land Council, responsible for assisting owners of Aboriginal land, remains mum on the tragedy. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

See the Red Centre without setting foot in Alice Springs

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"It is expected the new service will be very attractive to time-poor Asian and European travellers. Travelling to Uluru via Darwin improves their options, cutting their travel time up to five hours ... instead of travelling on flights via other cities," says the promotion of a direct Darwin to Ayers Rock Resort service by Qantas, starting today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Qantas promotional image, showing Kata Tjuta (the Olgas ).

Enjoying The Centre at a frantic pace

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Costs and details for year-long tourism promotion campaign "commercially confidential". Ten local operators on a mission in Europe to invite holiday makers to "do" Centre attractions – Uluru, Kings Canyon, West Macs, Alice Springs, in just four days, including road travel. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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