Getting fit was never so easy as exploring the enthralling forests of Katherine and the astounding landscapes of Alice Springs. Strap on your bushwalking gear, and get going!
Katherine’s Nitmiluk National Park is made up of 13 stunning gorges that can be explored by foot, canoe or boat. Take the Windolf Walk up to Pat’s Lookout, where you’ll find breathtaking views of Katherine Gorge, before continuing on the walking track to the luscious Sweetwater Pool for a dip.
The Jatbula Trail, which spans 58 kilometres over a five-day trek, is for the daring. But its endless waterfalls, including the famed 17 Mile Falls, monsoon forests, and rugged stone country scapes will make it well worth your while. Ending at Edith Falls, tired trekkers can cool off in the popular swimming spot, and set up camp for a well-deserved rest.
Next, make your way south from Mataranka through the stunning outback landscapes of the northern territory on the Stuart Highway until you reach Alice Springs. If the Jatbula Trail wasn’t enough for you, try the challenging, 223-kilometre-long Larapinta Trail. It’s Central Australia’s answer to any bushwalkers’ requests for views of astounding natural attractions.
For something less intense, but just as beautiful, the MacDonnell Ranges make for a great daytrip from Alice Springs. Covering hundreds of kilometres on the eastern and western sides of the town, the ranges have easily accessible swimming gorges – with no crocodiles!