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"Arankaia Walk - Along Palm Creek" Top 5 Page for this destination Alice Springs Off The Beaten Path Tip by AlbuqRay

Alice Springs Off The Beaten Path: 55 reviews and 234 photos

  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 - Alice Springs
      Palm Creek at Sunset
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  • Rocky Ledges and Boulders - Alice Springs
      Rocky Ledges and Boulders
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  • Trail Along the Cliffs - Alice Springs
      Trail Along the Cliffs
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  • Back at the Trailhead - Alice Springs
      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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