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  Stairs from the Plateau to Palm Creek
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  • Stairs from the Plateau to Palm Creek - Alice Springs
      Stairs from the Plateau to Palm Creek
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      Palm Creek at Sunset
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      Trail Along the Cliffs
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      Back at the Trailhead
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The stairs down to Palm Valley from the plateau take you into a different world. Arankaia (pronounced rung-kee-ah) is the Arrernte name for the Red Cabbage palm. You also rejoin the Mpulungkinya (pronounced mool-ung-kin-yah) Walk. Down in the valley there are also pools of water with fish (like Spangled Perch - Leiopotherapon unicolor), shield shrimps (Triops australiensis), tadpoles and frogs. There are also, as we found out the next day, eastern brown snakes (see a Warnings or Dangers tip)! With all our picture taking, it took us about an hour and 15 minutes to do the Arankaia Walk.

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2011
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