Spectacular Kata Tjuta
Trip Start Sep 21, 2012
37Trip End Oct 27, 2012
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Last night we went up the sand dunes behind our caravan to watch the sun setting over Kata Tjuta. It was beautiful, a large red ball. I filled up with petrol after a whopping $2.14 a litre $118.00 fill
This morning Jay got out of bed at 5.30am determined to climb Uluru. He drove out there but returned an hour later still windy & closed.
I headed up the hill behind our caravan to take some sunrise photos of Uluru in the distance. I found lot's of animal tracks in the red sand. It looked like a goanna, snake & Kangaroo print.
At 7am we all headed off to Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
A flock of pigeons were in the tree next to the cars. So cute. Next it was onto Valley of the Winds walk. This is a 7.4km round trip. But we decided to do the 5.4km return trip to the 2nd lookout. It's a grade 4 difficult walk. This walk closes at 11am on hot days so glad we had arrived at 8.30am.
This walk is spectacular
The Olgas are all formed with, what look like boulders joined together.
We spotted a few wallabies high up on one of the dome shaped Olgas hopping merrily away. We came to a shed with a water tank. And tiny zebra finches were happily drinking the water dripping out. Also a cute little light yellow honey eater sitting in the tree behind. We started the hardest part of the walk from here. Mum did part of the walk then stopped before we headed up a steep bouldered rocky part. She has 2 small fractures in her foot so didn't want to chance falling. Whilst she sat & waited for us a small wallaby came & sat about 3m from her, but of course she didn't have her camera so we just have to believe her story.
We headed to the 2nd lookout
We then headed back. The flies are now sticking to your eyes, annoying you. Bit of a breeze was still blowing but extremely hot. About 35o today. Just before we got back to the car we spotted about 3 tiny little lizards about the size of our fingers. So cute 2 were sunning themselves on the rock the other was shy & was trying to hide from us.
It took us 2hrs to do the walk. It was sign posted 2.5hrs so we did it pretty fast stopping & taking heaps of photos.
Next we did the Walpa Gorge. 2.6km. Supposed to be an hour walk. This walk is a lot easier than the 1st walk we did. Not so many high boulders to climb over. Still small rocks & going up & down hills. This is another fantastic Gorge the walls on either side were so high up & red as red
Jay was a bit naughty he crept off to one of the domes & climbed up it to a cave. He said it was very hard.
We spotted some other cute birds in the trees. It was very windy on this walk coming through the valley between the two domes. There were a lot of trees in this area.
We made it to the end. Rested & had some water then walked back again. At the end stopped for some morning tea. This walk took us 40min.
This afternoon is another hot day at 36o so the kids are swimming & we are relaxing again.