THE centre of Australia contains plenty of quintessential outback roads, vistas and trails, and it’s the setting for Season 5 of 4X4 Australia’s Adventure Series.
Our Red Centre Adventure begins in Alice Springs and cuts east through the MacDonnell Ranges, where the crew stretches their legs at Trephina Gorge before continuing on to Ross River Homestead.
An issue with Ron’s Patrol forces him to make a sudden diversion to Alice Springs for some mechanical aid, but it’s not long before he re-joins the group.
Following a good night’s rest, the next destination is the iconic gold-mining town of Altunga, where group leader Ron Moon will spin a yarn or two on the area’s rich history.
The beautiful Ruby Gap National Park is next on the itinerary, followed by a stopover at the Hale River Homestead for a quiet brew or two. The episode wraps at picturesque fossicking fields of Gemtree, 140km north-east of Alice Springs.
4x4 Explore: East MacDonnell Ranges
Stopping at a number of hidden secrets along the route, our journey through the red and dusty centre of Australia should hopefully inspire you to do the same.
In episode 2, the crew departs Gemtree in pursuit of Tower Rock, before heading east into the Simpson Desert. Stay tuned!
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