Alice SpringsJune 29, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C
From Kings Canyon we had to back track 100 km to get back on route to Alice Springs. It was long 6hr drive that we filled with an audio book. We decided to take a break from Lord of the Rings and started the Eric Larson book Devil in the White City. The drive was uneventful but the speed limit was 130km/h which speed things up.
On arrival to Alice Springs we explored the small city center and found a suitable bar to enjoy a beverage before we started gathering supplies for our Larapinta trek. Alice Springs is an odd town in the middle of nowhere that has a large population of 28,000. It is very touristy place and it is the jump off point for exploring the outback. We decided that to make better use of our time we would start the trek a day early and begin the following morning after dropping off our car. The campground we stayed at was part of an RV park and had some rather interesting characters.Read more