01 Apr 2012 . BY
Where is it? Near Glen Helen Resort, 130km west of Alice Springs on Namatjira Drive
How to see it for yourself?
The ancient, 600km Finke River rarely flows and is often just a series of waterholes. There’s a permanent one in the gorge at Glen Helen in West MacDonnell National Park, which is also one of the few points where you can access the river by sealed road. Glen Helen Resort has motel-style accommodation and camping
Why I love it
“This scene – typical of the country that inspired Albert Namatjira – was shot near Glen Helen. It was one of those rare occasions when the Finke River was flowing here. I had already packed up for the day when, suddenly, I saw the sky beginning to colour beautifully. I raced back out just in time to shoot this spectacular view.” – Ken Duncan