The Red Centre has been transformed into the green centre by recent rains … and grey nomads and other travellers are loving it.
The ABC reports that, after flooding last month, the banks of the Todd River are covered in lush, green grass, and there are many waterholes in the region still filled with clear water and buzzing with local wildlife.
Michael Romeo of the Barrow Creek Hotel, north of Alice Springs, said visitors were being surprised by the scenery.
“Our usual annual rainfall is about 12-and-a-half inches (317.5 millimetres), we’ve had 10-and-a-half inches (266.5 millimetres) so far,” he told the ABC recently.
“You get tourists coming in thinking it’s supposed to be the Red Centre and supposed to be like a desert, but it’s green and there’s water.”