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Sep 27, 2017 - Swag!!

Got to the camp site... set up our swags (little personal tent like sleeping bags). Kinda weird... there's a flap at the head that is supposed to help drain the rain away, but since it's not gonna rain, I'm not 'popping' it up... gonna sleep under the stars instead. Had dinner tonight... pasta with spaghetti meat sauce. 3 helpings later... I'm full. Took a shower after dinner... and now enjoying a nice evening around the campfire playing Never have I ever.

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Jun 7, 2017 - Aloce Springs to Kings Canyon

3 June - Alice Springs Another cold night but our little heater eased the worst of it, we slept right through to 8.30, almost unheard of. There was attain rumbling through at around six, but it passed and we went back to sleep. A bright sunny day with little wind, so it warmed up. We headed off to see the East MacDonnell Ranges, the Ranges cut right through Alice Springs somewhat spectacularly but we will visit the western side in a day or so. The drive out along the Ross Highway was beautiful, the Ranges soared to the left and to the...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Jun 29, 2016 - Uluru to Kings Canyon

Up the Centre 29.6.16 Uluru to Kings Canyon 304km YEA!!!!!! We are in civilisation again. Loved being out in the bush, but it is also good to know what is going on with family and in the world in general. Some of the parks have wifi, but it is only enough for a few emails, couldn't download photos or do my Journal. So have some catching up to do. No phone at all. Out here in the desert there is very little wildlife to be seen. Noel got excited and took a photo of a lizard at Uluru, and this morning when we stopped for morning tea, we had...

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Upthecentre2016

Apr 24, 2016 - Uluru to Kings Canyon - April 23 to April 24

Saturday April 23 to Sunday April 24 Uluru to Kings Canyon Saturday We awoke bright and early, much to everyone’s surprise, and were on the road by around 9am. Almost half of today’s drive was retracing our path. It was an easy drive, and when we turned off towards Kings Canyon the landscape changed quite significantly. After the usual stop for morning tea, we arrived at the campground around 1.30pm. Shortly afterwards Christa & Mark arrived so we watched the sunset at the Sunset Bar – a rocky outcrop overlocking the Canyon. Stats: 310...

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Tardis Travels 2016

Jun 12, 2015 - Days 138 - 139 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, We have now been joined by good friends Barry and Lois and have started to head towards home, well not directly, just a few more things to see and do on the way. We have headed north aiming for Uluru formally known as Ayers Rock plus a few interesting places on the way. First stop the now almost ghost town of Woomera, years ago the township was well known for atomic testing on the mainland as well as a rocket range and still used today for missile testing but nowhere near the activity of years before, but still secret. Being a...

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Sep 26, 2014 - Day 13

Yesterday we left Uluru and drove to Kings Canyon then we set up the tent. It was sad leaving Uluru. Today Mummy & Daddy went for long bushwalk at Kings Canyon while we stayed at the campsite. They said it was a beautiful view. In the afternoon we went for a short bushwalk at Kings Canyon. It was very short but it was pretty.

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Sep 3, 2014 - Kings Canyon, Northern Territory

Several people we talked with told us, “Uluru isn’t the only beautiful spot in the Red Centre. You really have to see Kings Canyon, and since you look like you’re in pretty decent shape, be sure to take the Rim Walk.” After thanking them for thinking we are in pretty decent shape, we about had to go to Kings Canyon. We certainly don’t regret accepting their challenge. Kings Canyon is in the George Gill Range, part of the Watarkka National Park. As the crow flies, it is probably only about 135 kilometers northeast of Uluru, but by the road...

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2014-Australia

Sep 17, 2013 - Kathleen Creek

We travelled on from the Sandy rest area just out of Ayres Rock We found a lovely spot called Kathleen Creek and We had a walk through the Kathleen Creek valley which used to be a cattle station. We're staying here in preparation for the Kings Canyon climb tomorrow morning first thing.

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Jul 25, 2013 - Kings Canyon

(Ben) As the crow flies, the distance between Uluru and Kings Canyon is significantly shorter than the road which connects them, which took us a bit over four hours to drive. Once again though, the result was rewarding, with that feeling of being among spectacular and ancient landscapes. We'd 'sync-ed' our travels to match up with the Parkyns (Kev and Tania and family), and after setting up camp, Kev and I took the 10 minute drive to the Canyon car park to do the short (1-2 km?) return walk in the canyon floor. As we returned, the sun was...

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Jul 7, 2013 - Kings Canyon

7-8th July Kings Canyon Today we arrived at Kings Canyon. After we set up it was such a warm day Curtis and I thought the pool at the resort looked very good. So we got our bathers on and went and jumped in but we instantly regretted it because it was freezing! The days are warmer here but the nights are still very cold so the pool doesn’t get a chance to warm up. We went over to the Thirsty Dingo Bar and Restaurant but we only had a bowl of wedges and Mum and Dad had 1 drink each because it was very expensive. Fuel cost us $2.33 per liter...

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Stringers Go West

Apr 16, 2013 - Kings Canyon

Day 20 of our boot camp – Tuesday 16 April 2013 Kings Canyon Today we got up according to our clock at 6:00am ready so we didn’t miss the sunrise and the rim walk that is 6km not doing any side tracks, which what we always do! We ran to the platform thinking we would be late. When we got there, there was absolutely nobody at all there and we couldn’t see any signs of the sun. For ages there was no sign of the Atkins or the sun. Finally we saw the Atkins up and we gave up on this sunrise. We started up the engine and started to drive to...

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Apr 15, 2013 - Ormiston Gorge to Kings Canyon Resort

Day 19 of our relaxation – Monday 15 April 2013 Ormiston Gorge to Kings Canyon Resort Today we woke up to a nice swim at the freezing water hole. We have been very lucky as the 4 times we have been in the water hole we have had it all to ourselves. After a very wakening swim we packed up and then headed for the road. Soon we stopped at Glenn Helen Resort to pick up some petrol. We also walked to the waterhole but I got a piggy back all the way there from Alex. When we got there, we quickly realised that nothing can beat the waterhole at...

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