When the Todd River Flows, Northern Territory

The Todd River is an ancient river that runs through Alice Springs, the area is also home to the Finke River which is the oldest river on earth. They say that if you see the Todd River flow three times then you are considered a local and just for comparison, to be classed as a local in Australia you have to have been born there or have lived in an area for at least 20 years.

DSC_1456DSC_1466

The river when it’s not flowing is actually so nondescript that I never even thought to take a picture of it. Actually, when I first came to Alice Springs as a backpacker I was looking for the YHA Hostel ‘next to the river’. I was desperately searching for this river that Google Maps showed as a blue squiggle and after asking someone they just laughed at me and said ‘you’re looking at it’.

DSC_1489DSC_1487DSC_1498

Just in case you did not believe me, here is the lovely blue squiggle that led me so astray.

I hope you enjoyed reading about this rare sight in Alice Springs, I managed to see the river flow two and a half times, so did not quite make it to local status, but I am more then happy with that!


If you liked this you will also like…

Finke Desert Race, Northern Territory

My Top 10 Must-Do Alice Springs

Palm Valley, Northern Territory

Standley Chasm, Northern Territory

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s