Monthly Archives: May 2019


Walk around the “Big Rock”, Day 29/Trip 2019 (Sunday, 26th May)

Apparently, when Robert (Harper) visited Uluru many years ago with his young family, a very young Liam (my nephew) was heard to say “Big Rock” and so it shall be the “Big Rock”. It was […]

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Yulara and Uluru: Impressions, Day 28/Trip 2019 (Saturday, 25th May)

We decamped from Curtin Springs to the campground at the Yulara Resort, the only resort in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Let me share a few impressions of Uluru and the National Park. Uluru is […]

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Scaling the “Big Rock”, Day 27/Trip 2019 (Friday, 24th May)

Up early, and drove 100kms to Uluru, in order to make an early start on the climb. At 7AM, there were already hordes of people on the climb, including many Japanese tourists.  It proved to […]

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The Good Samaritans (perhaps), Day 26/Trip 2019 (Thursday, 23rd May)

Kings Canyon – Curtin Springs (220kms plus some) We were glad to leave King’s Canyon Resort which was poorly maintained, and rather expensive .. I have written about this in a Google Maps review. On […]

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King’s Canyon, Day 25/Trip 2019 (Wednesday, 22nd May)

King’s Canyon Rim Walk and Katherine Springs We were up before first light, and plodded our way up the steep stone stairs to the rim of the canyon in the dark.  “There it is”, Pete […]

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Red Centre Way (Mereenie Loop): Between the Lines, Day 24/Trip 2019 (Tuesday, 21st May)

Palm Valley – Hermannsburg – Gosses Bluff – Kings Canyon Resort (250 kms) In this post, I will talk mainly about the things/thoughts that happen between the attractions and sights. So, let’s get the sights […]

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In Palm Valley, Day 23/Trip 2019 (Monday, 20th May)

Peter was up early, and encouraged me to the do the same, as the mist was lying over the river.  I rushed out with the camera and tripod, and captured some wonderful images. Rather than […]

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On the road again, Day 22/Trip 2019 (Sunday, 19th May)

Alice Springs – Hermannsburg – Palm Valley (147kms) Our first stop was the Old Mission at Hermannsburg. This was established in the 1880s by German Lutherans, and at the time was the biggest settlement in […]

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Go east for the cure, Day 19-21/Trip 2019 (Thursday – Saturday, 16-18th May)

Ormiston Gorge – Alice Springs (140kms) – Alice Springs (3 nights) Thursday It was clear that Pete was nursing a flu bug, so we decided to retreat back to Alice Springs.  We went straight to […]

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Go west “young” men, Day 18/Trip 2019 (Wednesday, 15th May)

Alice Springs – StanDley Chasm – Big Hole – Glen Helen – Ormiston Gorge (180kms) Engaged in the usual last minute preparations for a road trip: packed trailer and car; gave the trailer a much […]

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