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Standley Chasm  
   

Standley Chasm

This chasm was our last stop on our way back to Alice Springs. Great fun climbing over boulders and rocks at the end.
Palm Valley - Desert Oasis

September 29th 2006
Our final day of adventure in the red centre started with some unbelievable four-wheel driving into Palm Valley. We drove over huge boulders, through dry rocky riverbeds and deep sand. Palm valley is an oasis in the middle of the desert - a tiny bit of rainforest left over from when Australia was part of the large landmass called Gondwana. There were permanent waterholes and palm trees! In the ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Palm Valley

Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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