Flight HomeFebruary 25, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C
1pm Jetstar Flight 661 - 5:30pm home to pouring rain in Sydney. Matty P picked us up from the Airport - home for a Thai and chat.
Up very early for our 350km drive to Kings Canyon. Stopped for a coffee and muffin at a quaint roadhouse near Kings Canyon. We had no choice - the Rim Walk was closed (we were too late). As it turned out we were happy we did the shorter "South Wall Return" walk. It was challenging to say the least - and with the heat, we were all happy to find the air conditioned haven of the Prado at the end.Read more
Happy Birthday Soup! Nice early morning drive to Kata Tjuta for a walk into the Walpa Gorge. Hattie was in form and entertained us. We were going to walk the Valley of the Winds - but it got a bit late (and hot).Read more
Another early morning and our first venture into Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park.
A quick bicycle indoctrination by a very friendly local (Lehi) and we were off - circling the rock anticlockwise.
This is a fantastic way to view Uluru - highly recommended. The route is flat. Take a large bottle of water as the water tanks en route host virtually impalatable H2O. It took us about 2.5 hours to navigate the 15km ride. Many photo stops and we will be back tomorrow to venture into the 2 gorges.
We then drove around Uluru - there are some great photo opportunities just that little further from the track around it.Read more
Kim and I were off to the "Field of Light" at 6.30pm.
We had drinks at a lookout (with Ann, Kevin, Bonnie and Bruce) where we viewed Uluru and the sunset over Kata Tjuta.
Many drinks, a great buffet dinner and desert and 3 hours later we were let loose on the Field of Light. 50,000 lights like poppies protruding from the red soil. They all gradually change colour.
Kristy, Matt and Hattie stayed home and had dinner in - it will be their turn tomorrow night.Read more