Day 11 of Australia Adventure -Kings Creek Station , Australia - April 27th 2010

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Day 11 of Australia Adventure -Kings Creek Station , Australia   - April 27th 2010

Get up early this morning and make it downstairs for an amazing breakfast buffet of everything. Once in a while its nice to get real food, I make a pig of myself and have 2 servings of everything.
We are leaving Alice Springs today, but will be back in a few days. Busy day ahead today as we are going to be doing a camp out later in the outback.

Anyhow, our first stop of action is out to a country area of the city and visit an Aboriginal area.Here we are joined by a local guide who tells us about the way of life of ancient Aboriginal peoples. As well here we are giving the opportunity to buy local artwork made the the local natives. Here we are shown forest coconuts and Kangaroo tails.

King's Canyon
Some photos I have provided of the experience here. We are also giving some coffee and teas as refreshments.

We then leave here, as well today is the last day for Nicky on the tour and she leaves Contiki.now.  
We later stop off at a place called Mt Ebenezer for a lunch spot, I have a 12 dollar sandwich and a pop for lunch as I had run out of food, lunch of champions and high rollers. Have lunch outside on the fine picnic tables provided. I inspect the other peoples lunches. Looks like the girl from Korea and Japan seem to have something really healthy for lunch again.

Then we make our way to the highlight of the Northern Territory sites. We arrive at King�s Canyon. We all get off the bus and prepare for the 6.5 km hike. The first part is the hardest as most of it is all uphill, then its gets better.
a birth stone
The views of the Canyon are totally amazing, the rock is a red colour and there is lots of great plant life everywhere. It is an amazing place as there is so many places of the canyon to see. It would be hard to describe every aspect of it , so I will share the photos with you. There is one instance of where german Christoph thought he could walk over a cliff, but realized it was impossible.
I then make my way down the path as the sun is now starting to go down. We finally all make it back to the bus and then depart King�s Canyon.
We then arrive to our accommodations for the evening at Kings Creek Station. This is where we will be camping out for the night. We set up the swags, which is like a potato sack over a sleeping bag and a human condom that you slide over yourself.
We go into the canteen area for dinner which includes some type of pasta and salads, quite good.
People talk about their nationalities and about their lives at home. We then spend the evening around a camp fire drinking beers and playing silly games. One of the game was with the kettle.
It would be hard to explain it all, but a few people got tricked into kissing someone elses hands and legs is all I can say.
Anyways It was good evening and then later it was to bed to enjoy the experience of sleeping in a swag. On going to bed, I use my backpack as a pillow and rest and look up at the clear sky with a full moon. Overall I find it to be one of the best sleeps the whole trip. I will have more on the swag sleeping on the next days blog, stay tuned.

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Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
a birth stone
a birth stone
at culture area
at culture area
at an Aboriginal area
at an Aboriginal area
outback vehicle
outback vehicle
Contiki group listening
Contiki group listening
Guide
Guide
something traditional
something traditional
traditional food
traditional food
kangaroo tail
kangaroo tail
Aboriginal artwork
Aboriginal artwork
Mr. T
Mr. T
Contiki bus monkey
Contiki bus monkey
road
road
happy people
happy people
lunch time
lunch time
on the road to Kings Canyon
on the road to Kings Canyon
outback driving
outback driving
lunch stop at Mt Ebenezer
lunch stop at Mt Ebenezer
Aboriginal woman
Aboriginal woman
across the Outback
across the Outback
interesting trees
interesting trees
arriving at Kings Canyon
arriving at King's Canyon
sign of our hike today
sign of our hike today
start of trail in Kings Canyon
start of trail in King's Canyon
Contiki going up the trail
Contiki going up the trail
our hill climb
our hill climb
hill climb
hill climb
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
narrow trail
narrow trail
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
nice rocks
nice rocks
very red rocks
very red rocks
a viewing point
a viewing point
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Danielle and Lauren going up the t…
Danielle and Lauren going up the …
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
proof of being there
proof of being there
proof of being there
proof of being there
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon - very red rocks
King's Canyon - very red rocks
a great viewing point
a great viewing point
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
was actually there
was actually there
looking down
looking down
on top of the world
on top of the world
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
rest of Contiki group on top
rest of Contiki group on top
funny little photos
funny little photos
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
sunset over Kings Canyon
sunset over Kings Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
stairways going down
stairways going down
good trees
good trees
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
a great view
a great view
a big canyon
a big canyon
Kings Canyon
King's Canyon
more of Contiki at Kings Canyon
more of Contiki at Kings Canyon
a little water in the Canyon
a little water in the Canyon
making the climb
making the climb
more of a spot
more of a spot
another amazing view
another amazing view
interesting formed rock
interesting formed rock
enjoying the view
enjoying the view
thinking of the space
thinking of the space
the point of it all
the point of it all
interesting rock formations
interesting rock formations
climbing down a spot
climbing down a spot
a great spot
a great spot
a amazing spot
a amazing spot
another walk way
another walk way
good rocks
good rocks
great rocky area
great rocky area
big rocky area
big rocky area
sunset at Kings Canyon
sunset at Kings Canyon
trail area
trail area
sunset
sunset
last photo of Kings Canyon
last photo of Kings Canyon
leaving Kings Canyon
leaving Kings Canyon
Our time at Kings Creek Swag campi…
Our time at Kings Creek Swag camp…
at Kings Creek Swag camping
at Kings Creek Swag camping
at Kings Creek Swag camping
at Kings Creek Swag camping
at Kings Creek Swag camping
at Kings Creek Swag camping
starting a bonfire
starting a bonfire
bonfire4
bonfire4
4 xxxx beer
4 xxxx beer
playing silly games around the fire
playing silly games around the fire
even mr T was there
even mr T was there
Marie with Mr T
Marie with Mr T
Naami
Naami
marie
marie
our swags
our swags
Christoph all confused
Christoph all confused
Lauren waving good nite
Lauren waving good nite
a facebook tag photo 
Naomi getti…
a facebook tag photo Naomi gett…
could be Tami sleeping
could be Tami sleeping
toad in the bathroom
toad in the bathroom
morning sunrise
morning sunrise
Kings Canyon
photo by: Biedjee