1. The MacDonnell Ranges
Spanning 644km, the Macdonnell Ranges are comprised of rugged, tree-fringed peaks. The highest of these is Mount Zeil, which has an elevation of 1,531 metres.
Colourful ochre pits are found amidst the mountains, and the beautiful Simpsons Gap (a picturesque gorge sacred to the Arrernte people) is located in the western part of the ranges.
2. Kata Tjuta
Located around 365km southwest of Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta is the name given to a stunning group of orange rock formations, comprising 36 distinctively shaped domes. Also known as the Olgas (with the largest formation of the group being Mt. Olga) Kata Tjuta is believed to be around 500 million years old.
Kata Tjuta means ‘many heads’ in the language of the Pitjantjatjara people, who believe the site to be the home of a great snake king. Particularly amazing at sunset, Kata Tjuta is a must-see for any NT traveller.
3. Tnorala (Gosses Bluff)
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Believed to be a crater formed by an asteroid that hit during the time of the dinosaurs, Tnorala is located around 175km west of Alice Springs. The crater is around 5km in diameter and a birds-eye view will allow you to appreciate the awesome power the impact must have had.
A variety of rare plants, as well as the beautiful Western Desert grass trees, grow around the Tnorala crater.
Easily one of the most iconic natural wonders of Australia (and the world), Uluru is a sandstone formation rising 863 metres above sea level. Although Uluru is an amazing site to behold at all hours of the day, it is particularly amazing and dawn and dusk, when it is known to glow red.
Uluru has long been sacred to the Pitjantjatjara people, and there are signs that humans have lived in the region for more than 10,000 years. The climbing of Uluru is discouraged by the region’s traditional owners, so a chartered flight is an excellent way to appreciate the majesty of this unique formation.
5. Kings Canyon
The sheer red-rock walls of Kings Canyon rise from a bed of luscious palm forests. With cliffs reaching around 270 metres in height, as well as waterholes rippling beneath ancient sandstone formations, Kings Canyon has a limitless array of amazing sites to take in.
The great dome formations found around Kings Canyon are known locally as ‘The Lost City”, as they resemble ancient ruins.
To enjoy a sky-view of the Northern Territory’s most spectacular sites, be sure to call one of these Alice Springs Aircraft Charter businesses.
Northern Territory Air Services
Since 1990, Northern Territory Air Services has been the affordable air charter of choice for local and international holidaymakers. Their friendly team offer:
- Tailored charter flights to suit your preferences
- Unique dining options
- Luxury private flights
Experience the best sites Australia has to offer with the knowledgable pilots at Northern Territory Air Services. You can find them on LocalSearch.
Alice Springs Helicopters
Want to enjoy scenic flight tours of Uluru, the Macdonnell Ranges and Mount Gillen? Alice Springs Helicopter guarantee an unforgettable experience. They offer:
- A wide range of tour packages
- Private charters
- Champagne In The Heart Heli-Tours (where you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while you take in the astounding scenery with that special someone)
Call Alice Springs Helicopters Today. You can find them on LocalSearch.