Travelling Audio - Plan your Journey - The West Macs

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Travelling Audio

We have grouped together some of the stories contained on this website for you to take with you on your trip to The West Macs.
You can either download as a Podcast (via iTunes), or as a zipped folder. Both links are provided for each grouping below.

Travelling Audio

All History Stories

From early settlers to the first tourist camps, these personal stories show how tough life could be in Central Australia.

All History Stories

All Culture Stories

Traditional owners and custodians of the West Macs share their stories.

All Culture Stories

All Art Stories

The vibrant artistic streak within Central Australia connects people and places, the past with the present, and the region's European and Indigenous cultures.

All Art Stories

All Nature Stories

From animals to rocks, conservation to life as a Ranger - these are audio stories about the flora, fauna and formation of the West Macs.

All Nature Stories

Flynn's Grave

The John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve is the gateway to the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Flynn's Grave

Simpsons Gap

A number of scenic gaps pierce the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Simpsons Gap

Ellery Creek

Like the name suggests, Ellery Creek Big Hole is a spectacular waterhole fed by the mighty Ellery Creek.

Ellery Creek

Standley Chasm

A relatively short and easy drive from Alice Springs, Standley Chasm (Angkerle) cuts through the tough sandstone to form a picturesque natural alleyway.

Standley Chasm

Owen Springs

The Owen Springs Reserve was formerly the Owen Springs cattle station - location of one of the first station homesteads built in Central Australia.

Owen Springs

Ochre Pits

Ochre has been used all over the world for decoration and painting since pre-historic times.

Ochre Pits

Serpentine Gorge

Serpentine Gorge is yet another stunning natural feature of the West Macs region.

Serpentine Gorge

Serpentine Chalet

Serpentine Chalet was the first attempt to cater for tourism in a remote location in Central Australia.

Serpentine Chalet

Ormiston Gorge

Ormiston Gorge offers visitors all the spectacular geology and landforms of the MacDonnell Ranges.

Ormiston Gorge

Glen Helen

Glen Helen is a working cattle station and a tourist resort that caters to visitors that want to truly immerse themselves in the West Macs.

Glen Helen

Redbank Gorge

Sitting in the shadow of Mount Sonder, this shady gorge is another great stop along the Red Centre Way.

Redbank Gorge

Tylers Pass

Tylers Pass is the place to catch a great panoramic view of Gosse Bluff (Tnorala) and the surrounding areas.

Tylers Pass

Tnorala

Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve is a place of great cultural significance to the Western Arrarnta Aboriginal people, as well as one of international scientific interest.

Tnorala

Finke Gorge

Finke Gorge National Park is yet another gem to be discovered in the West Macs.

Finke Gorge

The Horn Expedition

Short stories about the Horn Expedition. One of Australia's first scientific efforts at studying the natural history of Central Australia.

The Horn Expedition

Early Days of Tourism

Stories from the early days for tourism in the West Macs.

Early Days of Tourism

Cultural Stories "Dreamtime"

These stories have been handed down through the ages and are an integral part of an Indigenous person's 'Dreaming'.

Cultural Stories "Dreamtime"

Bush Tucker

For thousands of years this land has provided a rich source of food and medicines used by Aboriginal people.

Bush Tucker

Indigenous Art & Community

These stories tell how Art is a vital, intrinsic and vibrant part of the local Indigenous community

Indigenous Art & Community

Animals and Birds of the West Macs

The West Macs is teeming with wildlife. These stories tell you what to look out for.

Animals and Birds of the West Macs

Amazing Ranges

The plants and landscape has been formed over millions of years. These stories talk about how and why.

Amazing Ranges

Art inspired by Dust, Rust and Rock

Artists stories explaining where their inspiration comes from....

Art inspired by Dust, Rust and Rock

Cultural Stories about Birds and Animals

To the Arrarnta people, the birds and animals of the region all have special meanings and significance.

Cultural Stories about Birds and Animals
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