Monday, November 7, 2011

The Red Centre, NT - Kings Canyon and MacDonnell Ranges - Part 2

We arrived at Kings Canyon in the pouring rain and luckily for us the following day the sun was out.... So we took off for a hike along Kings Creek into Kings Canyon, this was our littlest man's first solo hike, out of the backpack.
At the base of Kings Canyon

Walking along the Kings Creek track

Ross meets a friendly lizard

People at the rim of Kings Canyon

Upside down rainbow over the canyon
Returning to Alice Springs, we travelled along the Mereenie Loop Road, an unsealed road through Aboriginal Trust land, requiring a permit to use. This was such a fun drive, with the rain there was quite a bit of sloppy mud and water, so the boys were loving it.

us on the Mereenie Loop Road

Ginty's Lookout - Mereenie Loop Road

We then travelled along the picturesque MacDonnell Ranges, back into Alice. We stopped in at the Gossee Bluff Meteorite Crater site for lunch and a look around.

Inside the meteorite crater

Up the top of the lookout

We carried on to Redbank Gorge, where we camped up for the evening. Whilst we were there we heard a family of dingoes howling at sunset. The fiveluckyducks howled back until mumma duck thought it sounded a little too authentic and asked everyone to stop!

This was such a great trip, we really loved being in the Red Centre.

Passing through Tennant Creek, NT - on our way to QLD

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