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Jun 12, 2017 - The Red Centre

6 June - The Red Centre Up soon after sunset, at around 07.00, still cold but Ruth had switched on the heater so it was comfortable. We packed up and went into the Roadhouse to have a look at their gallery. They have quite a collection, all painted by local indigenous people, some nice pieces but we felt we had bought enough aboriginal art already. Topped up with fuel and we were off. Heading west along the Lassiter Highway for about 50km to the turnoff for Kings Canyon. Still another 150km to go. Through semi-desert, the road rose and fell...

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Oz and the Big Lap

Jun 24, 2016 - Kings Canyon, Alice Springs and Mataranka

15/6/2016. Hi everyone. Today we walked 8.1km around Kings Cannon for about  5hours. It was very tiring. But amazingly beautiful. This is Garden Of Eden which was beautiful. At the first part it was hard because you had to walk up steps and rocks. After that there was a bridge  we had to cross  There were heaps of lookouts that looked over the Garden of Eden and the tall 100 meter sandstone cliffs. At times I felt scared when I was close to the cliffs as the edges were crumbly.These photos are from the bottom of the Garden of Eden.  We had...

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Jun 15, 2016 - Coober Pedy to Kings Canyon

8/6/2016 Hi again, today is Jacks birthday in Cooper Pedy. We had pancakes for breakfast. After breakfast we all went to the kangaroo place where there is kangaroos and little baby kangaroos. The man let us feed the Kangaroos and he fed the little baby one. After we all drove to Crocodile Harrys which was a guy who caught crocodiles. The house was under ground, the things inside was very unusual kind of weird but there was pictures of him when he was young and with a crock. Crocodile Harry died in 2006 but there was lots of notes written...

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Sep 12, 2015 - Kings Canyon

The Kings Canyon hike was the best of the three. Uluru was majestic, and Kata was an interesting hike and views, but Kings Canyon was a more strenuous hike up into another world. The rocky terrain had image after image of formations and imprints from 100's of millions of years ago. An interesting sight was of a recently broken rock formation (the broken bit the size of a bus) that revealed an eerie white scar. Turns out the base rock is actually white but has been layered over with millions of years of iron dust that then rusted red. The...

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Aug 30, 2014 - Uluru -Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory

The Anangu people have lived around Uluru and Kata Tjuta for at least 40,000 years. In their culture, the land was created by the creation ancestors during the Tjukurpa (creation time or dreamtime). In their travels, the creation ancestors made marks on the land and made laws for the people to keep and live by. Each mark is associated with a story telling of its creation and the moral as it relates to the people. Not having a written language, these stories are handed down orally from generation to generation; women’s knowledge taught to...

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2014-Australia

Jul 23, 2013 - Uluru and Kata Tjuta

(Ben) Well, where to start ... What a great couple of days we've had here. Could probably sum it up with words like spectacular, COLD, breathtaking, memorable We made it to Yulara, the resort/camping community near Uluru on the 21st, set up camp, saw the sun set on Uluru from the top of a dune in the campsite and also met another family camping just nearby. It feels like we might be seeing a bit more of Kev and Tania and their kids Larissa and Patrick as we make our way around the west coast. They're taking a similar route and we've hit it...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Uluru & Kata Tjuta National Park

06/07/13 Uluru and Kata Tjuta (Ayres Rock and The Olgas) We woke up early today then drove for an hour. Finally we are here at Uluru. First we went to the information centre and learned about the Aboriginal history at Uluru. Then we went on 2 walks one called the Mala walk then the other called Kuniya walk. When we finished the walks we drove out to Kata Tjuta. There we did another 2 walks called the Valley of the Winds and Walpa Gorge. They had beautiful views and nice Aboriginal artwork. Last of all we went to a lookout where I spotted 2...

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Stringers Go West

Jul 5, 2013 - Curtain Springs

05/07/13 Curtain Springs Today we were aiming to reach Ulara Resort in 6 hours but ended up staying at Curtain Springs beside a road house. That night we went to bar at the road house and had lemonade. The campground was really basic and the facilities were average but we were all worn out and it we good enough. Z

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Stringers Go West

Nov 20, 2012 - Day Trip to Uluru

Via Emu Run Tours 6am until midnight plus...$215 each! A first for us, first really expensive day tour with 43 others...Indian, Taiwan, Aussie, Canadian but all from the upper levels of travel. The bus picked them up from $120+/night hotels, we and 2 others were the only ones from YHA hostel @ $27pp/night, ha! I think the reason I seem to relate a lot w.r.t. $$ is because it speaks of the class or level of people it refers to - now ourselves included! It also relates often to expectations and desires of the people i.e. at the sunset viewing...

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Oct 27, 2011 - Uluru and the Meteor Craters

Thursday, October 27 - Yulura, Outback, Northern Territory (2) This is the day to see the sun rise illuminating Uluru. Sunrise was to be at 5:57 AM – which meant we would need to get up at 4 AM, dress and make our way to the park by 5 (when the park opened), and then walk to a clear viewing spot to see the rock without too many trees in the way. The sky started to lighten up by the time we got there, but there were clouds on the horizon that kept the direct sun from illuminating the rock. The view was quite nice, but not the spectacular...

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Oct 26, 2011 - Uluru

Wednesday, October 26 - Yulura, Outback, Northern Territory We spent the morning getting acquainted with this resort. It is huge and has facilities scattered over a pretty good area. After checking out the resort visitor center, we drove out to the National Park. We had our first views of Uluru yesterday on the drive out from Alice, but now and then on the way to the park, we got better glimpses as we got closer and closer to it. We decided to visit the Cultural Heritage Center before we began a walk around it. The center explains the...

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Jul 21, 2011 - The Olgas and The Rock

Headed off to the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) this morning. Yet another magnificent natural formation of rocks. 36 rocks in total, the largest Mt. Olga is taller than Ayers Rock (Uluru) but these formations differ in that they are conglomerate rocks rather than one huge massive rock. Stopped at the Sand Dune Lookout for a great view of the Olgas. Did a walk into one of the chasms with views of sheer vertical cliffs on either side. Many little rockpools and a small stream running through the chasm. I must admit all the walkways which have been...

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