Red Centre Touring Posted by Jeffrey on November 14, 2003 in Alice Springs, Australia
After 6 days of tours I am exhausted! I'm glad I have a day off to sleep and get some rest.... I've been up at 4-5am everyday for the past 6 days! On my tour to the Red Center there were 16 of us... Germans, Brits, Mexican, Japanese and Swiss and French. We started by stopping at a Camel Farm where I saw camels (opted to not ride one) and got attacked by a Dingo (: Then we stopped at Curtin Springs where people bought beer. Headed to Uluru (Ayers Rock) after that and it was magnificent. Great huge Rock! We checked out the cultural centre and walked around the rock. Then we went back to camp and watched the sunset on Uluru and also Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Got up at 4am and then drove to Uluru to watch the sunrise on Ayers Rock, then we drove to the olgas and hiked through the valley of winds for 3-4 hours. Then we drove for quite a while to King's Creek Station where we swam in the pool and camped under the stars again. Up early again, we drove to King's Canyon for an early morning hike though, about 3-4 hours again... the view was spectacular and the cliffs amazing. Then we headed back to Alice Springs singing along to CDs and trying to guess which movie songs came from. Fun, so we stopped at Jim's Place (by the camel farm) and got to see a singing piano playing Dingo (wierd!) and then headed back. We all got together in town at Bojingles pub and had some dinner. I'm just chuillaxing today and then I'm off on a 2 day trip to Adelaide early again tomorrow morning. I've had much trouble trying to upload the 300 pictures I have taken over the past 6 days so I burned them to a CD and I might get a chance to upload them later. Sorry! Hope you are doing well! J.