Macdonnell Ranges


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Macdonnell Ranges

(məkˈdɒnəl)
pl n
(Placename) a mountain system of central Australia, in S central Northern Territory, extending about 160 km (100 miles) east and west of Alice Springs. Highest peak: Mount Zeil, 1531 m (5024 ft)
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The path will provide beautiful open views of the MacDonnell Ranges.
I am thinking particularly of his panorama of a Pintubi hunting party to the west of the MacDonnell Ranges taken in the mid-1930s.
Approaching Alice Springs, the train passes through the striking MacDonnell Ranges, the only set of hills until the Flinders Ranges near Adelaide.
The town sits in the middle of MacDonnell ranges, whose soaring peaks and quiet shady spots are a welcome contrast to the drive down from Darwin.
The central rock rat was found two years ago by amateur naturalists in the Macdonnell Ranges west of Alice Springs, 36 years after its last reported sighting.
Highlighting the need for a Freedom of information Act came the clandestine decision by the Parks and Wildlife Commission NT to pump dry a significant waterhole in the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park.
As well as the overall Rainbow Serpent design, it will feature references to other Territory icons like Uluru and the MacDonnell Ranges, natural rock formations, the red dirt of Central Australia, Top End billabongs, native NT flora and will even include a ford crossing, commonly found on outback roads that flood in the wet season.