After spending the night with the dingo at the free Salt Creek Rest Area, we were up early to head for Kings Canyon.
There was a good sized area for caravan parking which was great to see, so after parking our car and van, we headed for the Kings Canyon Rim Walk.
It was a great day for a walk, not a cloud in the sky, but the wind was quite chilly, so the jumpers stayed on. Well, at least for the first half of the walk.
They weren’t kidding about the steep, challenging 500 steps at the start! There are a couple of benches you can rest on, on the way up which we used well. If you can manage them, the rest of the walk is easy, even coming down!
The scenery was amazing, the photos just don’t do it justice.
As there is no real track marked out, these helpful little signs are everywhere, showing you where to go. There were around 84 in total.
Getting ready to head up. Can you see the 500 steps behind them?
This was looking up at the stairs to come.
We made it to the top of the rocky stairs!
Everywhere you walked, the colours and textures of the rock changed!
Right up the top is a sign. Apparently these rocks were, at one time, under water. You can see the ripples on the rocks from where the water ran over them.
Somewhere in the middle is the Garden of Eden. You can see the stairs at the top right hand side of the photo. We walked down some on this side, then over a bridge and then the stairs up the other side.
Then towards the end of the walk are some massive cycads.
After completing this walk, we headed to Alice Springs, staying at a free camp just outside the town for the night.
We were lucky enough to get back into the G’Day Mate Tourist Park again. This time we were in The Palms.
While hubby and R played the first 9 holes at the Alice Springs Golf Course, B and I cleaned the van and caught up on some washing.
This was a lazy day, sleeping in and then doing some schoolwork and grocery shopping.