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Kings Canyon

by on Dez.08, 2010, under The Outback

Wednesday, 8th of December – Thursday, 9th of December 2010

About 300 kilometres further north from the very touristy Uluru, Kings Canyon is truly one of the treasures of the Outback and good for surprises too as you will see later.

Camped at the campground nearby and got up early to do the walks – both of course:

First into the Kings Canyon Gorge where several small lizards and beautiful layers of rock awaited us:

That’s what the canyon looks like from the bottom:

Then on to the Kings Canyon walk – climbing up the rock:

You made it up the rock, congratulations. This is the view from the top:

A few metres further, around the courner:

The view down into the Gorge…:

… over to the other side of the Gorge (we will get there later). Can you see the small people on the other side?

Further climbing and walking and we came to the Garden of Eden, an oasis in the middle of rocks and heat. So unexpected and amazing but it is getting better.

Listen to the humming and buzzing insects – crank your volume up:

We discovered the Garden of Eden waterhole – as did many others… How great is that? Sooo refreshing after walking, climbing, sweating in the heat!!!

The waterhole – we did not know about it and therefore had no swimwear. Our underwear did the job as well. 😉

And up the hill again:

Now on the other side and walking the last part of the Kings Canyon walk:

We left Kings Canyon the next day to take the Mereenie Loop Road to the West MacDonnell Ranges (close to Alice Springs). Again a beautiful sandroad but we were also happy to drive on bitumen again.

Along the road we saw some Brumbies that is wild horses:

Some time after having left Kings Canyon we encountered this crazy thunderstorm, fortunately we only saw it from a little farther away.

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