Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Melbourne to Alice springs Roadtrip: Day 11 Kings Canyon

This post continues the series on our two week roadtrip from Melbourne to Alice Springs and back during the July school holidays.

My day began with a trip to the general store to pick up milk. Yeah there was no milk. They would be getting some more in on Thursday ... after we had left. There looked to be 3 carrots, two apples and lots of frozen sausages in the fridge. So the lesson is, don't expect to pickup supplies at Kings Canyon ... and that includes diesel ... they were out of that too! They did have some freshly made sandwiches though. The kids decided they would do with salad wraps as we had run out of chicken, but I was a little tired of wraps for lunch after 10 straight days so I picked up a couple of bacon and lettuce sandwiches for Hubby and I.

 Today was the day to tackle the Kings Canyon Rim walk, a 6km walk that starts with 500 steps to the top of the canyon.



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The track then follows the rim passing through a variety of landscapes and with spectacular canyon views.




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  Being scared of heights I do not like steep drops ... or metal fences that pass over them ... 

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About halfway into the walk there is another set of stairs. You can either descend halfway down, cross the bridge and go up the stairs on the other side or continue down into the Garden of Eden.

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Don't skip the garden.


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Once back on top of the rim, but heading down the opposite side we stopped for some lunch and the boys climbed one of the rock domes.

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It wasn't long until we were descending back to the car park.


The afternoon was spent lazing the afternoon away at the resort. Followed by dinner at the restaurant which is actually pretty good.

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