Rain Check Magazine


  • Written by Hannah Weir

Fork and View

ATG Downunder and SEIT Outback Australia have partnered together to introduce Uluru Fork and View: a double decker bus open top restaurant at the base of Uluru. Groups and private charters can now enjoy a dinner tour, a progressive three course meal, while individual travellers can hop on for a morning tea experience available daily.


Uluru Segway Tours

Uluru Segway Tours offer a new and exciting way to experience Uluru. Segway tours are fully guided and run around the 10km base walk of this iconic Australian landform. Visitors can join sunrise or day time tours, taking half the time it would usually take to walk around the base. This is a great option for the time poor traveller.


Darwin Scooter Tours

Darwin Scooter Tours has introduced a new Seafood Spectacular Lunch Tour where travellers can experience fresh seafood from Darwin Fish Markets prepared by MasterChef Rachael Ciesiolka (MasterChef 2014) along with a two hour scooter tour of Darwin. Not only can travellers sample some of Rachael's fantastic recipes, she will also give a mini cooking masterclass and some secret tips for cooking seafood at home. 


Top End Luxury Lodge Tour

Lords Safaris have introduced a new Top End Luxury Lodge tour that visits iconic destinations such as the Mary River region, Kakadu and Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine) while staying in luxury accommodation such as Bamurru Plains and Cicada Lodge. Travellers will enjoy a variety of activities including an airboat ride, indigenous rock art tour, scenic helicopter flight and a once in a lifetime dinner cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge. 


What's Coming Up

Desert Park

The Alice Springs Desert Park is celebrating its 20th birthday this month. The Park is a must see for every visitor to Alice Springs with a free-flying birds of prey show, rare and endangered animals in the nocturnal house and hundreds of species of plants and animals found across Central Australia on show.


Outback Ballooning

Outback Ballooning, based in Alice Springs, will soon be able to cater for 24 passengers per flight with a new balloon coming from the UK. The balloon is thought to be the largest in Australia when it arrives later this month. Outback Ballooning runs daily flights over the spectacular Red Centre landscape.


Earth Sanctuary

The Earth Sanctuary's Observatory is due for completion in late March. The high end space viewing platform will offer one of the first locations on Earth where visitors can take in live celestial views throughout the night whilst enjoying dinner and without having to go near a telescope.


What's Happening

Tjungu Festival

Celebrating the best of Indigenous culture, the Tjungu Festival was a sell-out success in its third year and returns by popular demand. Highlights include a welcome to country, lively markets showcasing art and bush tucker plus much more. The festival is held from 22-25 April.


Wide Open Space

Discover a colourful marketplace with tasty treats, handmade crafts, clothing from local designers and an eclectic mix of entertainment. Held an hours' drive from Alice Springs on the 28-30 April, Wide Open Space Festival celebrates the beauty of the Red Centre landscape.


Easter in the Alice – Mountain Bike Muster

Alice Springs is Australia's best kept mountain biking secret. With hundreds of kilometres of flowing mountain bike tracks, the Red Centre is the perfect place for the Lasseters Easter in the Alice MTB Muster: a 3 day, 4 stage mountain biking event held from the 15-17 April. 


Tiwi Islands Football Grand Final and Art Sale

Discover art, culture and football that can only be experienced on the Tiwi Islands one day in March every year. The Tiwi Islands Art Sale coincides with the local AFL Grand FInal. This event provides a rare opportunity for people to visit Bathurst Island and buy Tiwi art and crafts at community prices.


Uluru Camel Cup

Locals and visitors alike come together for a big weekend of true Aussie activity at Uluru Camel Cup. Think camel races, outback style 'Fashion's on the Field' and a lively calcutta. The red sand provides the perfect backdrop for this award winning festival. The cup event will be held from 26-27 May.


Territory Taste Festival

The Territory Taste Festival will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre from the 22-23 April and will appeal to all food fans including locals and visitors alike. It's a celebration of quality NT produce, think: seafood, mangoes and Asian flavours all coming together under one roof.


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